Texas has always been in the mix for the fattest cities in America, but this year they finally take the cake. According to WalletHub's annual study, McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX takes the number one spot on the fattest city in all of the United States.
The finance website WalletHub calculated their list of the fattest U.S. cities by comparing the 100 most populated U.S. cities across 19 major health indicators. Some of these indicators include the number of obese adults, obese children, cholesterol rates, diabetes rates, and fruit/vegetable consumption. The main categories they focus on to get their results are Obesity & Overweight, Health Consequences, and Food & Fitness.
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX has been high on the WalletHub list for years now, being #4 on the 2017 list and #3 just last year on the 2018 list. But now they have finally peaked and hit #1 for the entirety of America. And they are not the only Texas city that made the top third of the list!
Other Texas cities that aren't too far behind McAllen-Edinburg-Mission are San Antonio at number 19, Dallas-Fort Worth at number 28 and El Paso at number 29. Houston landed on number 31 followed by Austin-Round Rock at number 56.
The top Texas city beat out the second spot on the fattest city list, Shreveport-Bossier City, LA and the third on the list, Memphis, TN-MS-AR. Jackson, MS and Mobile, AL weren't too far behind them either, at spots 4th and 5th!
Check out the full list on WalletHub or hover over the map below for a view of all the fattest cities in America for 2019.
For more information on how WalletHub conducted their study along with articles on how to promote a more healthy lifestyle, you can visit their website here.