Special Report

These Are the Most Obese Counties in America

15. Scott, Mississippi
> Obesity rate in Scott: 49.8%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 32.6% — No. 501 out of 3,142 US counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 30.5% — No. 98 out of 3,142
> Adults 20+ with diabetes: 24.3% — No. 13 out of 3,142
> Median household income: $34,943 — No. 2,976 out of 3,142
> Scott population: 28,332
> Largest place in Scott: Forest City

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14. Clay, Mississippi
> Obesity rate in Clay: 50.2%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 31.9% — No. 585 out of 3,142 US counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 26.6% — No. 359 out of 3,142
> Adults 20+ with diabetes: 17.0% — No. 338 out of 3,142
> Median household income: $31,833 — No. 3,058 out of 3,142
> Clay population: 19,640
> Largest place in Clay: West Point City

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13. Troup, Georgia
> Obesity rate in Troup: 50.3%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 31.3% — No. 673 out of 3,142 US counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 22.0% — No. 1,054 out of 3,142
> Adults 20+ with diabetes: 12.6% — No. 1,307 out of 3,142
> Median household income: $45,649 — No. 2,222 out of 3,142
> Troup population: 69,919
> Largest place in Troup: LaGrange City

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12. Buffalo, South Dakota
> Obesity rate in Buffalo: 50.4%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 27.2% — No. 1,396 out of 3,142 US counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 34.6% — No. 32 out of 3,142
> Adults 20+ with diabetes: 18.4% — No. 207 out of 3,142
> Median household income: $34,808 — No. 2,983 out of 3,142
> Buffalo population: 2,026
> Largest place in Buffalo: Fort Thompson CDP

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11. Simpson, Mississippi
> Obesity rate in Simpson: 50.6%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 31.9% — No. 585 out of 3,142 US counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 27.2% — No. 290 out of 3,142
> Adults 20+ with diabetes: 18.1% — No. 230 out of 3,142
> Median household income: $43,850 — No. 2,386 out of 3,142
> Simpson population: 26,888
> Largest place in Simpson: Magee City