Washington city among the healthiest in the nation

Washington city among the healthiest in the nation
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With health care costs rising and U.S. life expectancy declining for the second year in a row, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2018’s Healthiest & Unhealthiest Cities in America.

To identify the places where health is a priority, WalletHub compared more than 170 of the largest U.S. cities across 40 key indicators. The data ranges from cost of doctor visit to fruit and vegetable consumption to fitness clubs per capita.

The study found San Francisco, California, to be the healthiest city in the nation followed closely by Seattle, Washington. Laredo and Brownsville, both in Texas, were determined to be the most unhealthy.

Healthiest Cities

Least Healthy Cities

1
San Francisco, CA

165
Memphis, TN

2
Seattle, WA

166
Corpus Christi, TX

3
Portland, OR

167
Jackson, MS

4
San Diego, CA

168
Detroit, MI

5
Washington, DC

169
Fort Smith, AR

6
Burlington, VT

170
Gulfport, MS

7
Scottsdale, AZ

171
Shreveport, LA

8
Honolulu, HI

172
Augusta, GA

9
Irvine, CA

173
Laredo, TX

10
Denver, CO

174
Brownsville, TX

To view the full report and your city’s rank, please visit:
https://wallethub.com/edu/healthiest-cities/31072/