Top 20 U.S. Cities With The Most STDs (2017)

The lack of quality sex education in the United States helps explain why the number of sexually trasmitted disease (STD) patients has increased at a rapid pace recently. Despite numerous studies and recommendation on sexual education, many cities and states in the U.S. still focus on exclusively teaching abstinence rather than comprehensive sexual education.

This spike in STD’s leads us to rank the cities with the highest STD rate per every 100,000 people.
**Please keep in mind that this list always changes from year to year. And this list is not exclusive to only HIV.

A list of HIV and AIDS cities is a different list and available here.**

Top 20 Cities With The Highest STD Rates according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC):

No. 20: Pulaski, Arkansas
Population in the area is 386,106 people
Calculated Gonorrhea Rate: 284 in 100,000 people

Calculated Chlamydia Rate: 801 in 100,000 people

No. 19: Richland, South Carolina
Population in the area is 389,708 people
Calculated Gonorrhea Rate: 236 in 100,000 people

Calculated Chlamydia Rate: 845 in 100,000 people

No. 18: Leon, Florida
Population in the area is 278,624 people
Calculated Gonorrhea Rate: 189 in 100,000 people

Calculated Chlamydia Rate: 903 in 100,000 people

No. 17: Hamilton, Ohio
Population in the area is 802,481 people
Calculated Gonorrhea Rate: 295 in 100,000 people

Calculated Chlamydia Rate: 820 in 100,000 people

No. 16: Peoria, Illinois
Population in the area is 187,117 people
Calculated Gonorrhea Rate: 336 in 100,000 people

Calculated Chlamydia Rate: 824 in 100,000 people

No. 15: Wayne, Michigan
Population in the area is 1,804,506 people
Calculated Gonorrhea Rate: 369 in 100,000 people

Calculated Chlamydia Rate: 978 in 100,000 people

No. 14: Amarillo, Texas
Population in the area is 199,826 people
Calculated Gonorrhea Rate: 431 in 100,000 people

Calculated Chlamydia Rate: 894 in 100,000 people

No. 13: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Population in the area is 950.527 people
Calculated Gonorrhea Rate: 329 in 100,000 people

Calculated Chlamydia Rate: 1,054 in 100,000 people

No. 12: Monroe, Louisiana
Population in the area is 99,919 people
Calculated Gonorrhea Rate: 390 in 100,000 people

Calculated Chlamydia Rate: 1,053 in 100,000 people

No. 11: Marion, Indiana
Population in the area is 912,242 people
Calculated Gonorrhea Rate: 360 in 100,000 people

Calculated Chlamydia Rate: 1,100 in 100,000 people

Now…let’s look at the top 10:

No. 10: Bronx, New York
Population in the area is 1,397,315 people
Calculated Gonorrhea Rate: 257 in 100,000 people

Calculated Chlamydia Rate: 1,209 in 100,000 people