10 healthiest, unhealthiest US cities, ranked by WalletHub

Kelly Gooch - Print  | 

San Francisco is the healthiest city to live in the U.S., according to an analysis by personal finance website WalletHub. 

To determine the healthiest and unhealthiest U.S. cities, WalletHub analysts compared more than 170 cities — including the 150 most populated ones, plus at least two of the most populated cities in each state — on four key dimensions: healthcare, food, fitness and green space, using 43 metrics. Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with 100 representing the most favorable conditions for a healthy lifestyle. Additional information on the methodology used for the analysis is available here.

Here are the 10 healthiest cities to live based on the analysis:

1. San Francisco

2. Seattle

3. San Diego

4. Portland, Ore.

5. Washington, D.C.

6. New York City

7. Denver

8. Irvine, Calif.

9. Scottsdale, Ariz.

10. Chicago

Here are the 10 unhealthiest cities based on the analysis:

1. Brownsville, Texas

2. Laredo, Texas

3. Gulfport, Miss.

4. Shreveport, La.

5. Memphis, Tenn.

6. Montgomery, Ala.

7. Huntington, W. Va.

8. Augusta, Ga.

9. Fort Smith, Ark.

10. Detroit

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