Healthiest (And Unhealthiest) Cities In America

While we all can eat better and move more to get in shape, it’s pretty apparent that where we live can also play a huge role in how healthy we are. So, where are people the healthiest in the U.S.?

Well, WalletHub set out to determine just that, looking at 174 of the most populated U.S. cities across 40 key indicators of good health, breaking things down into four categories -  Health Care, like the cost of a doctors visit, Food, such as fruit and vegetable consumption, Fitness and Green Space.

With all these factors in mind, San Francisco, California was dubbed the healthiest city in America, scoring an overall 72.81 out of 100, and coming in first in food and green spaces, and pretty high on fitness as well.

Top Ten Healthiest Cities In America

  1. San Francisco, CA
  2. Seattle, WA
  3. Portland, OR
  4. San Diego, CA
  5. Washington, DC
  6. Burlington, VT
  7. Scottsdale, AZ
  8. Honolulu, HI
  9. Irvine, CA
  10. Denver, CO

On the other end of the spectrum, Brownsville, Texas was named the unhealthiest city, with an overall score of just 24.74 and ranking dead last for health care and food, and almost as low for fitness and green spaces. 

Ten Unhealthiest Cities In America

  1. Brownsville, TX
  2. Laredo, TX
  3. Augusta, GA
  4. Shreveport, LA
  5. Gulfport, MS
  6. Fort Smith, AR
  7. Detroit, MI
  8. Jackson, MS
  9. Corpus Christi, TX
  10. Memphis, TN

 Click here to find out where your city falls on the list. 

Source: WalletHub

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