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2021’s 20 healthiest, unhealthiest cities in America: WalletHub says

2021’s 20 healthiest, unhealthiest cities in America: WalletHub says
February 11, 2021 Rachel Tirabassi

By Eric Oliver for Becker’s Hospital Review

WalletHub released its healthiest and unhealthiest cities in America list for 2021 on Feb. 8.

The firm compares 180 of the most populated areas in the U.S. across 44 benchmarks to determine its list. The benchmarks fell into four categories: healthcare, food, fitness and green space.

Here are the 10 healthiest cities, along with their total score:

  1. San Francisco: 69.11
  2. Seattle: 65.70
  3. Portland, Ore.: 65.59
  4. San Diego: 62.88
  5. Honolulu: 62.75
  6. Washington, D.C.: 61.11
  7. Austin, Texas: 59.12
  8. Irvine, Calif.: 58.82
  9. Portland, Maine: 58.75
  10. Denver: 58.71

Here are the 10 unhealthiest cities, along with their total score:

  1. Brownsville, Texas: 23.39
  2. Laredo, Texas 25.64
  3. Gulfport, Miss.: 26.02
  4. Shreveport, La.: 28.02
  5. Memphis, Tenn.: 29.17
  6. Montgomery, Ala.: 30.86
  7. Fort Smith, Ark.: 31.02
  8. Jackson, Miss.: 31.45
  9. Huntington, W.Va.: 32.01
  10. Lubbock, Texas: 32.44