Special Report

The 50 Most Physically Active Cities in America

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20. Madison, Wisconsin
> Adults who exercise regularly: 84.5% (US rate: 77.3%)
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 88.9% — No. 79 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 84.2%)
> Adult obesity rate: 25.9% — No. 339 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 29.7%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 6.6% — No. 370 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 10.5%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 12.5% — No. 374 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 16.5%)
> Physically unhealthy days: 3.4 a month — No. 362 out of 382 metro areas (US avg: 3.7 a month)
> Median household income: $75,545 — No. 48 out of 382 metro areas (US median: $65,712)

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19. Bend, Oregon
> Adults who exercise regularly: 84.5% (US rate: 77.3%)
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 90.4% — No. 65 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 84.2%)
> Adult obesity rate: 25.5% — No. 346 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 29.7%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 8.5% — No. 335 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 10.5%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 15.1% — No. 325 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 16.5%)
> Physically unhealthy days: 4.1 a month — No. 223 out of 382 metro areas (US avg: 3.7 a month)
> Median household income: $71,643 — No. 61 out of 382 metro areas (US median: $65,712)

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18. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Oregon
> Adults who exercise regularly: 84.6% (US rate: 77.3%)
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 94.3% — No. 30 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 84.2%)
> Adult obesity rate: 28.0% — No. 308 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 29.7%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 9.0% — No. 307 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 10.5%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 15.8% — No. 303 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 16.5%)
> Physically unhealthy days: 4.2 a month — No. 202 out of 382 metro areas (US avg: 3.7 a month)
> Median household income: $78,439 — No. 34 out of 382 metro areas (US median: $65,712)

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17. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
> Adults who exercise regularly: 84.8% (US rate: 77.3%)
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 91.7% — No. 48 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 84.2%)
> Adult obesity rate: 26.1% — No. 336 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 29.7%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 8.6% — No. 331 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 10.5%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 14.0% — No. 351 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 16.5%)
> Physically unhealthy days: 3.6 a month — No. 334 out of 382 metro areas (US avg: 3.7 a month)
> Median household income: $94,027 — No. 6 out of 382 metro areas (US median: $65,712)

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16. Ann Arbor, Michigan
> Adults who exercise regularly: 84.9% (US rate: 77.3%)
> Pop. with access to places for physical activity: 90.2% — No. 69 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 84.2%)
> Adult obesity rate: 25.5% — No. 345 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 29.7%)
> Pop. over 20 with diabetes: 7.5% — No. 357 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 10.5%)
> Adults in poor or fair health: 14.4% — No. 340 out of 382 metro areas (US rate: 16.5%)
> Physically unhealthy days: 3.8 a month — No. 310 out of 382 metro areas (US avg: 3.7 a month)
> Median household income: $76,576 — No. 41 out of 382 metro areas (US median: $65,712)