Special Report

These Are the Most Obese Counties in Every State

Alabama: Macon
> Obesity rate in Macon: 50.9% (state: 36.1%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 32.5% (state: 29.3%)
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 28.0% (state: 21.4%)
> Adults 20+ with diabetes: 16.8% (state: 14.5%)
> Median household income: $33,370 (state: $50,536)
> Macon population: 18,708
> Largest place in Macon: Tuskegee City

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Alaska: Aleutians East
> Obesity rate in Aleutians East: 51.9% (state: 31.9%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 26.6% (state: 19.3%)
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 20.9% (state: 15.6%)
> Adults 20+ with diabetes: 14.5% (state: 8.3%)
> Median household income: $69,250 (state: $77,640)
> Aleutians East population: 3,385
> Largest place in Aleutians East: Sand Point City

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Arizona: Yuma
> Obesity rate in Yuma: 37.9% (state: 27.9%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 24.3% (state: 21.2%)
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 26.1% (state: 18.6%)
> Adults 20+ with diabetes: 12.0% (state: 9.6%)
> Median household income: $45,243 (state: $58,945)
> Yuma population: 209,468
> Largest place in Yuma: Yuma City

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Arkansas: St. Francis
> Obesity rate in St. Francis: 48.2% (state: 35.0%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 31.0% (state: 30.4%)
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 31.4% (state: 23.3%)
> Adults 20+ with diabetes: 15.4% (state: 13.5%)
> Median household income: $35,348 (state: $47,597)
> St. Francis population: 25,900
> Largest place in St. Francis: Forrest City

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California: Colusa
> Obesity rate in Colusa: 39.0% (state: 24.3%)
> Adults who don’t exercise: 26.2% (state: 17.7%)
> Adults reporting poor or fair health: 24.2% (state: 17.6%)
> Adults 20+ with diabetes: 15.5% (state: 8.8%)
> Median household income: $59,401 (state: $75,235)
> Colusa population: 21,454
> Largest place in Colusa: Colusa City