Special Report

The 50 Most Physically Active Cities in America

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25. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California
> Adults who exercise regularly: 84.0% (US rate: 77.3%)
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 98.1% — No. 6 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 84.2%)
> Adult obesity rate: 21.6% — No. 373 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 29.7%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 8.8% — No. 318 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 10.5%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 20.2% — No. 115 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 16.5%)
> Physically unhealthy days: 4.3 a month — No. 165 out of 382 metro areas (US avg: 3.7 a month)
> Median household income: $77,774 — No. 35 out of 382 metro areas (US median: $65,712)

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24. Medford, Oregon
> Adults who exercise regularly: 84.1% (US rate: 77.3%)
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 82.6% — No. 168 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 84.2%)
> Adult obesity rate: 26.8% — No. 328 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 29.7%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 10.7% — No. 204 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 10.5%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 19.4% — No. 154 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 16.5%)
> Physically unhealthy days: 4.8 a month — No. 45 out of 382 metro areas (US avg: 3.7 a month)
> Median household income: $56,450 — No. 236 out of 382 metro areas (US median: $65,712)

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23. Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
> Adults who exercise regularly: 84.3% (US rate: 77.3%)
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 93.7% — No. 34 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 84.2%)
> Adult obesity rate: 23.9% — No. 362 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 29.7%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 8.3% — No. 338 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 10.5%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 15.1% — No. 323 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 16.5%)
> Physically unhealthy days: 4.0 a month — No. 255 out of 382 metro areas (US avg: 3.7 a month)
> Median household income: $87,828 — No. 12 out of 382 metro areas (US median: $65,712)

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22. San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
> Adults who exercise regularly: 84.4% (US rate: 77.3%)
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 87.6% — No. 92 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 84.2%)
> Adult obesity rate: 28.6% — No. 297 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 29.7%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 9.1% — No. 301 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 10.5%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 15.2% — No. 319 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 16.5%)
> Physically unhealthy days: 4.0 a month — No. 247 out of 382 metro areas (US avg: 3.7 a month)
> Median household income: $77,265 — No. 37 out of 382 metro areas (US median: $65,712)

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21. Colorado Springs, Colorado
> Adults who exercise regularly: 84.4% (US rate: 77.3%)
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 88.1% — No. 87 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 84.2%)
> Adult obesity rate: 22.9% — No. 367 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 29.7%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 6.6% — No. 369 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 10.5%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 13.6% — No. 355 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 16.5%)
> Physically unhealthy days: 3.5 a month — No. 348 out of 382 metro areas (US avg: 3.7 a month)
> Median household income: $72,633 — No. 54 out of 382 metro areas (US median: $65,712)