Special Report

These Are the Most Obese Counties in America

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10. Holmes, Mississippi
> Obesity rate in Holmes: 50.7%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 40.7% — No. 32 out of 3,142 US counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 37.0% — No. 11 out of 3,142
> Adults 20+ with diabetes: 20.5% — No. 85 out of 3,142
> Median household income: $21,504 — No. 3,141 out of 3,142
> Holmes population: 17,737
> Largest place in Holmes: Durant City

9. Sabine, Louisiana
> Obesity rate in Sabine: 50.8%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 33.2% — No. 421 out of 3,142 US counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 23.9% — No. 733 out of 3,142
> Adults 20+ with diabetes: 15.4% — No. 575 out of 3,142
> Median household income: $40,336 — No. 2,684 out of 3,142
> Sabine population: 23,991
> Largest place in Sabine: Many Town

7. Jefferson, Mississippi
> Obesity rate in Jefferson: 50.9%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 36.3% — No. 179 out of 3,142 US counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 37.9% — No. 08 out of 3,142
> Adults 20+ with diabetes: 16.7% — No. 378 out of 3,142
> Median household income: $25,019 — No. 3,131 out of 3,142
> Jefferson population: 7,225
> Largest place in Jefferson: Fayette City

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7. Macon, Alabama
> Obesity rate in Macon: 50.9%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 32.5% — No. 515 out of 3,142 US counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 28.0% — No. 215 out of 3,142
> Adults 20+ with diabetes: 16.8% — No. 371 out of 3,142
> Median household income: $33,370 — No. 3,021 out of 3,142
> Macon population: 18,708
> Largest place in Macon: Tuskegee City

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6. Aleutians East, Alaska
> Obesity rate in Aleutians East: 51.9%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 26.6% — No. 1,521 out of 3,142 US counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 20.9% — No. 1,282 out of 3,142
> Adults 20+ with diabetes: 14.5% — No. 789 out of 3,142
> Median household income: $69,250 — No. 338 out of 3,142
> Aleutians East population: 3,385
> Largest place in Aleutians East: Sand Point City