Would it surprise you if Idaho is one of the most obese states in America? Or if Boise was one of the most overweight cities in the country? It would definitely surprise me, purely because there are so many things to do around here that keep people active, and a lot of people move here specifically for those activities etc.

Idahoans can really enjoy the outdoors and be active, and I think that should play a factor when it comes to deciding the most overweight cities or states. Keep scrolling to see where Idaho ranks on the list of the most overweight cities 👇

There’s a recent article from WalletHub that shares the most overweight states in America. They said, “Being overweight is becoming the new normal in America. According to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than seven in 10 U.S. adults aged 20 and older are either overweight or obese. Rates are lower for children and adolescents but have risen drastically in the past few decades.”

And I would say the rise of technology and the internet have probably contributed to a huge lack in physical activity, which might also increase the obesity rates etc.

Where does Idaho rank on their list?

Thankfully, we’re looking pretty good here in Idaho! We ranked #37 on their list. So, we could always do better, but things could definitely be a lot worse. Here are the Top 10 most overweight states:

  1. West Virginia
  2. Mississippi
  3. Kentucky
  4. Arkansas
  5. Alabama
  6. Tennessee
  7. Louisiana
  8. Delaware
  9. Oklahoma
  10. South Carolina

Keep scrolling for a list of the most affordable cities in America and the most wealthy/poor cities in Idaho 👇

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We used the same formula that Roadsnacks used for their 2021 list, but updated the data to reflect the most recent American Community Survey data available from the US Census Bureau.

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