Special Report

These Are the Most Obese Counties in America

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5. Ziebach, South Dakota
> Obesity rate in Ziebach: 52.5%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 27.2% — No. 1,396 out of 3,142 US counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 30.5% — No. 96 out of 3,142
> Adults 20+ with diabetes: 19.0% — No. 151 out of 3,142
> Median household income: $37,400 — No. 2,876 out of 3,142
> Ziebach population: 2,791
> Largest place in Ziebach: Eagle Butte City

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4. Humphreys, Mississippi
> Obesity rate in Humphreys: 53.2%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 28.5% — No. 1,134 out of 3,142 US counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 36.3% — No. 14 out of 3,142
> Adults 20+ with diabetes: 15.8% — No. 502 out of 3,142
> Median household income: $28,962 — No. 3,105 out of 3,142
> Humphreys population: 8,389
> Largest place in Humphreys: Belzoni City

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2. Sunflower, Mississippi
> Obesity rate in Sunflower: 53.7%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 31.0% — No. 718 out of 3,142 US counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 32.4% — No. 53 out of 3,142
> Adults 20+ with diabetes: 24.6% — No. 12 out of 3,142
> Median household income: $30,838 — No. 3,074 out of 3,142
> Sunflower population: 26,168
> Largest place in Sunflower: Indianola City

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2. Candler, Georgia
> Obesity rate in Candler: 53.7%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 28.1% — No. 1,218 out of 3,142 US counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 28.1% — No. 206 out of 3,142
> Adults 20+ with diabetes: 15.4% — No. 575 out of 3,142
> Median household income: $33,736 — No. 3,014 out of 3,142
> Candler population: 10,812
> Largest place in Candler: Metter City

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1. Okfuskee, Oklahoma
> Obesity rate in Okfuskee: 58.9%
> Adults who don’t exercise: 42.4% — No. 15 out of 3,142 US counties
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 28.5% — No. 184 out of 3,142
> Adults 20+ with diabetes: 15.3% — No. 601 out of 3,142
> Median household income: $38,411 — No. 2,808 out of 3,142
> Okfuskee population: 12,067
> Largest place in Okfuskee: Okemah City