Special Report

The 50 Most Physically Active Cities in America

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30. Eugene-Springfield, Oregon
> Adults who exercise regularly: 83.7% (US rate: 77.3%)
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 88.5% — No. 81 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 84.2%)
> Adult obesity rate: 28.6% — No. 296 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 29.7%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 9.4% — No. 287 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 10.5%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 18.4% — No. 199 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 16.5%)
> Physically unhealthy days: 4.8 a month — No. 59 out of 382 metro areas (US avg: 3.7 a month)
> Median household income: $57,325 — No. 222 out of 382 metro areas (US median: $65,712)

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29. Albuquerque, New Mexico
> Adults who exercise regularly: 83.8% (US rate: 77.3%)
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 84.9% — No. 135 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 84.2%)
> Adult obesity rate: 25.5% — No. 344 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 29.7%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 7.9% — No. 351 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 10.5%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 19.2% — No. 166 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 16.5%)
> Physically unhealthy days: 4.2 a month — No. 179 out of 382 metro areas (US avg: 3.7 a month)
> Median household income: $58,512 — No. 201 out of 382 metro areas (US median: $65,712)

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28. Las Cruces, New Mexico
> Adults who exercise regularly: 83.9% (US rate: 77.3%)
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 78.0% — No. 225 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 84.2%)
> Adult obesity rate: 26.4% — No. 335 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 29.7%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 9.6% — No. 277 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 10.5%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 23.5% — No. 33 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 16.5%)
> Physically unhealthy days: 4.4 a month — No. 116 out of 382 metro areas (US avg: 3.7 a month)
> Median household income: $43,038 — No. 374 out of 382 metro areas (US median: $65,712)

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27. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
> Adults who exercise regularly: 83.9% (US rate: 77.3%)
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 98.1% — No. 7 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 84.2%)
> Adult obesity rate: 20.4% — No. 377 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 29.7%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 8.5% — No. 332 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 10.5%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 14.5% — No. 337 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 16.5%)
> Physically unhealthy days: 3.7 a month — No. 318 out of 382 metro areas (US avg: 3.7 a month)
> Median household income: $130,865 — No. 1 out of 382 metro areas (US median: $65,712)

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26. Walla Walla, Washington
> Adults who exercise regularly: 83.9% (US rate: 77.3%)
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 80.5% — No. 194 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 84.2%)
> Adult obesity rate: 29.3% — No. 280 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 29.7%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 12.1% — No. 124 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 10.5%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 17.8% — No. 226 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 16.5%)
> Physically unhealthy days: 4.2 a month — No. 206 out of 382 metro areas (US avg: 3.7 a month)
> Median household income: $61,285 — No. 155 out of 382 metro areas (US median: $65,712)