Almost 40% of Americans are obese. Of course, the measurements aren't always accurate in regards to someone being "fat". I mean, Joe Rogan talks about how he is technically classified as obese based on his height and weight, and have you ever seen Joe Rogan? He's the furthest thing from obese.

Well, WalletHub gathered some stats together to create a list of the fattest US cities, and Texas comes in at the top. Here are the top 20:

  1. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX
  2. Shreveport-Bossier City, LA
  3. Memphis, TN-MS-AR
  4. Jackson, MS
  5. Knoxville, TN
  6. Tulsa, OK
  7. Mobile, AL
  8. Nashville-Davidson-Murfeesboro-Franklin, TN
  9. Columbia, SC
  10. Lafayette, LA
  11. Baton Rouge, LA
  12. New Orleans-Metairie, LA
  13. Oklahoma City, OK
  14. Chattanooga, TN-GA
  15. Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR
  16. Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
  17. Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC
  18. Louisville/Jefferson Country, KY-IN
  19. Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC
  20. Toledo, OH

Other Texas cities were also up on this list including:

21. San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
27. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
28. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
31. El Paso, TX
57. Austin-Round Rock, TX

If you want the full breakdown of the categories they used, you can CLICK HERE to head on over to WalletHub.

Some examples of the categories are:

  • Highest % of obese adults
  • Highest % of physically inactive adults
  • Highest % of adults with high cholesterol
  • Highest % of diabetic adults (EL PASO comes in at number 1 for this category BTW)

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