The 50 Fattest Cities In The U.S. (2019)

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There’s no doubt about it, Americans are the fattest people in the world, hands down. No, like for real. In fact, almost 40% of the U.S. population aged 15 and older are clinically classified as obese. Unfortunately, the extra pounds have inflated the costs of obesity-related medical treatment to between $147 billion and $210 billion a year and annual productivity losses due to work absenteeism to around $4.3 billion. Many attribute this incredible weight gain to the huge availability of fast-food and increasingly cheaper fat-filled grocery items that are readily available.

But certain places are more “fatter” than others. To identify them, WalletHub compared 100 of the most populated U.S. metro areas across 19 key indicators of weight-related problems. Take a look below, because your city might be on the list…

 

Rank       City
50           Akron, OH

49           Asheville, NC

48           Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

47           Kansas City, MO-KS

46           Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

45           Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN

44           Columbus, OH

43           Fort Wayne, IN

42           Providence-Warwick, RI-MA

41           Jacksonville, FL

40           Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI

39           Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC

38           Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton, PA

37           Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

36           Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

35           Dayton, OH

34           Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO

33           Huntsville, AL

32           Greensboro-High Point, NC

31           Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX

30           Charleston-North Charleston, SC

29           El Paso, TX

28           Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

27           Wichita, KS

26           Winston-Salem, NC

25           Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI

24           Lexington-Fayette, KY

23           Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC