It’s no secret that a lot of people in the country are overweight. In fact, reports suggest that 40% of the U.S. population aged 15 and older is obese. And while there are overweight folks everywhere, there are some cities where more of the population is considered “fat,” and a new report reveals which ones they are.
WalletHub just released their list of the Fattest Cities in the U.S., looking at the 100 most populated metro areas in the U.S. across 19 key weight-related indictors, including share of overweight and obese adults and teens, share of adults with health issues related to weight like diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure, as well as access to healthy food, a city’s friendliness towards an active lifestyle and more.
With all that in mind, the report finds that the area of McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas is the fattest in the country, scoring an 83.75 out of 100, and topping the list for food and fitness indictors, and coming in second for obesity and overweight indicators.
Top Ten Fattest Cities In The Country
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- McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX
- Shreveport-Bossier City, LA
- Memphis, TN-MS-AR
- Jackson, MS
- Mobile, AL
- Tulsa, OK
- Knoxville, TN
- Toledo, OH
- Baton Rouge, LA
- Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
As for the city with the least amount of overweight people, that honor goes to the San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, California area which is dead last for health consequences and in the bottom ten for both food and fitness and obesity and overweight indicators.