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Which North Carolina City is Among the Fattest Cities in the Country?

  • North Carolina Cities

    Fattest City in North Carolina

    All told, North Carolina didn’t fare too badly on the list of fattest cities in the country. (Shutterstock Image)

    Of note, these rankings include just metro areas, so smaller cities like Fayetteville aren’t included on this list. Our numbers sort of fall in with Raleigh.

  • 16. Winston-Salem

    • Total Score: 78.06
    • Obesity & Overweight: 52
    • Health Consequences: 11
    • Food & Fitness: 2

  • 29. Greensboro-High Point

    • Total Score: 76.00
    • Obesity & Overweight: 47
    • Health Consequences: 16
    • Food & Fitness: 17

  • 37. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia

    • Total Score: 74.44
    • Obesity & Overweight: 35
    • Health Consequences: 15
    • Food & Fitness: 58

  • 50. Durham-Chapel Hill

    • Total Score: 71.10
    • Obesity & Overweight: 59
    • Health Consequences: 73
    • Food & Fitness: 22

  • 52. Asheville

    • Total Score: 70.76
    • Obesity & Overweight: 66
    • Health Consequences: 46
    • Food & Fitness: 47

  • 56. Raleigh-Cary

    • Total Score: 70.20
    • Obesity & Overweight: 57
    • Health Consequences: 51
    • Food & Fitness: 48

  • National Fattest Cities

    Fattest Cities in the Country

    McAllen, Texas is the top spot in the country, and it makes sense with an amazing amount of great food. (Shutterstock Image)

  • 1. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas

    • Total Score: 84.78
    • Obesity & Overweight: 6
    • Health Consequences: 5
    • Food & Fitness: 1

  • 2. Memphis, Tennessee

    • Total Score: 83.94
    • Obesity & Overweight: 8
    • Health Consequences: 2
    • Food & Fitness: 4

  • 3. Knoxville, Tennessee

    • Total Score: 83.92
    • Obesity & Overweight: 4
    • Health Consequences: 1
    • Food & Fitness: 20

  • 4. Mobile, Alabama

    • Total Score: 83.04
    • Obesity & Overweight: 3
    • Health Consequences: 6
    • Food & Fitness: 19

  • 5. Jackson, Mississippi

    • Total Score: 82.94
    • Obesity & Overweight: 1
    • Health Consequences: 17
    • Food & Fitness: 9

  • 6. Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama

    • Total Score: 82.91
    • Obesity & Overweight: 2
    • Health Consequences: 10
    • Food & Fitness: 8

  • 7. Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Arkansas

    • Total Score: 82.82
    • Obesity & Overweight: 5
    • Health Consequences: 9
    • Food & Fitness: 14

  • 8. Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana

    • Total Score: 82.76
    • Obesity & Overweight: 10
    • Health Consequences: 4
    • Food & Fitness: 12

  • 9. Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia and South Carolina

    • Total Score: 82.42
    • Obesity & Overweight: 17
    • Health Consequences: 3
    • Food & Fitness: 5

  • 10. Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    • Total Score: 81.91
    • Obesity & Overweight: 13
    • Health Consequences: 8
    • Food & Fitness: 10

  • 11. Chattanooga, Tennessee

    • Total Score: 80.50
    • Obesity & Overweight: 11
    • Health Consequences: 23
    • Food & Fitness: 15

  • 12. Lafayette, Louisiana

    • Total Score: 80.28
    • Obesity & Overweight: 12
    • Health Consequences: 21
    • Food & Fitness: 16

  • 13. Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (and part of North Carolina)

    • Total Score: 78.39
    • Obesity & Overweight: 32
    • Health Consequences: 7
    • Food & Fitness: 30

  • 14. Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, Ohio and Pennsylvania

    • Total Score: 78.24
    • Obesity & Overweight: 14
    • Health Consequences: 32
    • Food & Fitness: 25

  • 15. Hunstville, Alabama

    • Total Score: 78.24
    • Obesity & Overweight: 15
    • Health Consequences: 94
    • Food & Fitness: 23

  • The Least Fat Cities in the Country

    Boston, Massachusetts is the least fat (skinniest?) city in the country. (Shutterstock Image)

  • 100. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, Massachusetts and New Hampshire

    • Total Score: 58.05
    • Obesity & Overweight: 95
    • Health Consequences: 100
    • Food & Fitness: 91

  • 99. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, Colorado

    • Total Score: 58.08
    • Obesity & Overweight: 99
    • Health Consequences: 95
    • Food & Fitness: 86

  • 98. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minnesota

    • Total Score: 59.38
    • Obesity & Overweight: 88
    • Health Consequences: 96
    • Food & Fitness: 95

  • 97. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington

    • Total Score: 59.40
    • Obesity & Overweight: 86
    • Health Consequences: 92
    • Food & Fitness: 97

  • 96. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California

    • Total Score: 59.78
    • Obesity & Overweight: 92
    • Health Consequences: 99
    • Food & Fitness: 93

  • 95. Urban Honolulu, Hawaii

    • Total Score: 59.89
    • Obesity & Overweight: 94
    • Health Consequences: 89
    • Food & Fitness: 100

  • 94. Washington D.C.-Arlington-Alexandria, Virginia

    • Total Score: 60.11
    • Obesity & Overweight: 93
    • Health Consequences: 71
    • Food & Fitness: 96

  • 93. Colorado Springs, Colorado

    • Total Score: 60.96
    • Obesity & Overweight: 98
    • Health Consequences: 87
    • Food & Fitness: 51

  • 92. Provo-Orem, Utah

    • Total Score: 61.85
    • Obesity & Overweight: 100
    • Health Consequences: 84
    • Food & Fitness: 35

  • 91. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, California

    • Total Score: 61.85
    • Obesity & Overweight: 85
    • Health Consequences: 93
    • Food & Fitness: 89

  • 90. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Oregon

    • Total Score: 62.10
    • Obesity & Overweight: 62
    • Health Consequences: 91
    • Food & Fitness: 98

Brandon Plotnick is a former sports journalist, now living in the digital space with interests all over the musical and pop culture map.