The Thinnest and Fattest Cities in America

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A Gallup and Healthways survey of nearly 190 American cities has uncovered where the thinnest and fattest people live.

A Gallup and Healthways survey of nearly 190 American cities has uncovered where the thinnest and fattest people live.

The big winner for residents with small waistlines was Boulder, Colorado.

Two more cities in the state also landed in the thinnest ten – Denver and Fort Collins.

Other lean locales include Naples, Florida, Charlottesville, Virginia, and San Diego, California.

West Virginia got itself some top rankings, too, but unfortunately, it was in the obesity category.

Huntington-Ashland, a metropolitan area that includes parts of West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky was declared as the home of the largest Americans. Charleston and Martinsburg placed prominently in that classification as well.

McCallen, Texas, Toledo, Ohio, and Green Bay, Wisconsin also tipped particularly high on the heft scale.

Honestly, though, no city other than Boulder did all that well, as every other one surveyed had an obesity percentage above 15 percent.

In 2010, that was the figure declared by the US Department of Health and Human Services as the country’s goal.

Nationwide, the average was found to be just over 27 percent, the highest it’s been since the study began in 2008.

What makes Boulder so special?

Gallup attributed their low numbers to the generally active lifestyle of its residents.

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