Special Report

The 50 Most Physically Active Cities in America

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40. Barnstable Town, Massachusetts
> Adults who exercise regularly: 82.8% (US rate: 77.3%)
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 91.6% — No. 50 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 84.2%)
> Adult obesity rate: 22.5% — No. 368 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 29.7%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 10.1% — No. 238 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 10.5%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 12.7% — No. 371 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 16.5%)
> Physically unhealthy days: 3.4 a month — No. 355 out of 382 metro areas (US avg: 3.7 a month)
> Median household income: $85,042 — No. 16 out of 382 metro areas (US median: $65,712)

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39. Austin-Round Rock-Georgetown, Texas
> Adults who exercise regularly: 82.9% (US rate: 77.3%)
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 87.1% — No. 102 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 84.2%)
> Adult obesity rate: 26.9% — No. 327 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 29.7%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 7.9% — No. 350 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 10.5%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 16.3% — No. 284 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 16.5%)
> Physically unhealthy days: 3.5 a month — No. 344 out of 382 metro areas (US avg: 3.7 a month)
> Median household income: $80,954 — No. 23 out of 382 metro areas (US median: $65,712)

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38. Redding, California
> Adults who exercise regularly: 83.0% (US rate: 77.3%)
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 77.9% — No. 227 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 84.2%)
> Adult obesity rate: 26.6% — No. 333 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 29.7%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 12.4% — No. 110 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 10.5%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 17.2% — No. 244 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 16.5%)
> Physically unhealthy days: 4.6 a month — No. 79 out of 382 metro areas (US avg: 3.7 a month)
> Median household income: $63,091 — No. 126 out of 382 metro areas (US median: $65,712)

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37. Salt Lake City, Utah
> Adults who exercise regularly: 83.1% (US rate: 77.3%)
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 90.3% — No. 66 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 84.2%)
> Adult obesity rate: 26.8% — No. 330 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 29.7%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 7.3% — No. 361 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 10.5%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 16.3% — No. 283 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 16.5%)
> Physically unhealthy days: 3.8 a month — No. 298 out of 382 metro areas (US avg: 3.7 a month)
> Median household income: $80,196 — No. 26 out of 382 metro areas (US median: $65,712)

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36. Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont
> Adults who exercise regularly: 83.4% (US rate: 77.3%)
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 77.9% — No. 228 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 84.2%)
> Adult obesity rate: 25.4% — No. 347 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 29.7%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 7.7% — No. 353 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 10.5%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 11.8% — No. 380 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 16.5%)
> Physically unhealthy days: 3.7 a month — No. 323 out of 382 metro areas (US avg: 3.7 a month)
> Median household income: $74,909 — No. 51 out of 382 metro areas (US median: $65,712)