Special Report

The Most Active City in Every State

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Massachusetts: Barnstable Town
> Adults who exercise: 82.8% (state avg: 80.0%)
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 91.6% (state avg: 94.5%)
> Adult obesity rate: 22.5% (state avg: 25.0%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 10.1% (state avg: 8.7%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 12.7% (state avg: 13.5%)
> Physically unhealthy days: 3.4 per month (state avg: 3.5 per month)
> Median household income: $85,042 (state avg: $85,843)
> Population: 212,990

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Michigan: Ann Arbor
> Adults who exercise: 84.9% (state avg: 76.9%)
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 90.2% (state avg: 85.5%)
> Adult obesity rate: 25.5% (state avg: 32.4%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 7.5% (state avg: 11.0%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 14.4% (state avg: 18.3%)
> Physically unhealthy days: 3.8 per month (state avg: 4.3 per month)
> Median household income: $76,576 (state avg: $59,584)
> Population: 367,601

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Minnesota: Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington
> Adults who exercise: 82.3% (state avg: 80.4%)
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 94.8% (state avg: 86.9%)
> Adult obesity rate: 27.2% (state avg: 29.0%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 7.8% (state avg: 8.5%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 12.0% (state avg: 12.9%)
> Physically unhealthy days: 3.2 per month (state avg: 3.1 per month)
> Median household income: $83,698 (state avg: $74,593)
> Population: 3,640,043

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Mississippi: Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula
> Adults who exercise: 72.7% (state avg: 69.6%)
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 70.7% (state avg: 54.5%)
> Adult obesity rate: 35.3% (state avg: 39.1%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 12.1% (state avg: 14.6%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 21.3% (state avg: 22.1%)
> Physically unhealthy days: 4.4 per month (state avg: 4.5 per month)
> Median household income: $50,642 (state avg: $45,792)
> Population: 417,665

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Missouri: Columbia
> Adults who exercise: 81.3% (state avg: 74.5%)
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 82.7% (state avg: 76.7%)
> Adult obesity rate: 28.1% (state avg: 32.5%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 7.2% (state avg: 11.4%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 17.0% (state avg: 19.5%)
> Physically unhealthy days: 4.0 per month (state avg: 4.2 per month)
> Median household income: $57,359 (state avg: $57,409)
> Population: 208,548