WalletHub Identifies the Healthiest and Unhealthiest Cities in the U.S.

What are the healthiest and unhealthiest cities in America? // Photo credit: xavierarnau/iStock/Getty Images Plus (xavierarnau/iStock/Getty Images Plus)

Even with the wealth of fitness and nutritional information always available to us on the internet, there’s no denying the impact that the place in which we live has on our overall health. The rising health costs and declining life expectancy for those of us in the U.S. prompted personal-finance website WalletHub to identify the healthiest and unhealthiest cities in America.

WalletHub compared 170 of the biggest U.S. cities across 43 key metrics to determine where health was more of a priority. The data set ranges from fitness clubs per capita to cost of medical visit to percentage of physically active adults.



Check out more details on the findings below. You can read the whole study here.

Healthiest Cities

Unhealthiest Cities

1. San Francisco, CA

165. Detroit, MI

2. Seattle, WA

166. Fort Smith, AR

3. San Diego, CA

167. Augusta, GA

4. Portland, OR

168. Huntington, WV

5. Washington, DC

169. Montgomery, AL

6. New York, NY

170. Memphis, TN

7. Denver, CO

171. Shreveport, LA

8. Irvine, CA

172. Gulfport, MS

9. Scottsdale, AZ

173. Laredo, TX

10. Chicago, IL

174. Brownsville, TX


Check out American Spa's ongoing coverage of WalletHub studies here.