Three Texas Cities Named Among The Most Unhealthy Places To Live In America

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Many Texas natives practice healthy lifestyles. Good food and fitness practices, in addition to ample green space and quality healthcare, aid in the overall wellbeing of a population. However, there are three Texas cities known for receiving low health scores across the board.

According to a list compiled by Advisory Board, the most unhealthy cities in Texas are Brownsville, Laredo, and Corpus Christi. These cities also ranked among the top 10 most unhealthy cities in the entire country. Other cities on the list include Gulfport, Mississippi, Detroit, Michigan, Columbus, Georgia, Shreveport, Louisiana, Augusta, Georgia, Fayetteville, North Carolina, and, last but not least, Huntington, West Virginia.

On the other side of things, there are 10 extremely healthy cities scattered throughout the U.S. These cities include San Francisco, San Diego, and Irvine, California, Honolulu, Hawaii, Seattle, Washington, Washington D.C., Portland, Oregon, Denver, Colorado, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Scottsdale, Arizona.

Using data sourced from Wallethub, Advisory Board listed the four factors that were used to discover the healthiest and unhealthiest places to live across the country:

  • Healthcare, which includes premature death rates, both adult and youth health insurance coverage, and mental health (25 points)
  • Food, which includes residents who say they eat healthy, inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption, and limited access to healthy foods (25 points)
  • Fitness, which includes share of adults who engage in any physical activity, as well as fitness and instruction centers per capita (25 points)
  • Green space, which includes parkland acres per capita, quality of parks, and city "greenness" (25 points)

For a continued list of the healthiest and unhealthiest cities across the nation visit

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