10 healthiest, unhealthiest cities in America

Three of the top 10 healthiest cities in the U.S. are in California, according to an analysis by WalletHub.

To identify the healthiest cities in the U.S., WalletHub's analysts compared 174 U.S. cities, including the 150 most populated cities, across four dimensions — healthcare, food, fitness and green space — using 40 metrics. Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 representing the most favorable conditions for a healthy lifestyle. Analysts then calculated overall scores for each city using its weighted average across all metrics.

Here are the 10 healthiest cities in the U.S., according to WalletHub.

1. San Francisco

2. Seattle

3. Portland, Ore.

4. San Diego

5. Washington, D.C.

6. Burlington, Vt.

7. Scottsdale, Ariz.

8. Honolulu

9. Irvine, Calif.

10. Denver

Here are the 10 unhealthiest cities in the U.S.

1. Brownsville, Texas

2. Laredo, Texas

3. Augusta, Ga.

4. Shreveport, La.

5. Gulfport, Miss.

6. Fort Smith, Ark.

7. Detroit

8. Jackson, Miss.

9. Corpus Christi, Texas

10. Memphis, Tenn.

WalletHub's full report can be accessed here.

More articles on population health:

Study: Live donor kidney transplants for blacks, Hispanic patients decline
Number of adults with 4+ diseases to double over next 2 decades
Most seniors optimistic about their health: 5 survey findings

 

© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2018. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.

 

Top 40 Articles from the Past 6 Months