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And Maryland's Fattest City Is...?

One Maryland city has a dubious distinction: It's No. 3 on the list of the 10 most obese cities in the country.

One Maryland city has a dubious distinction: It's on the list of the 10 most obese cities in the country. File|Patch
One Maryland city has a dubious distinction: It's on the list of the 10 most obese cities in the country. File|Patch

It’s time for residents in one Maryland city to eat less and exercise more after their hometowns was ranked among the most obese cities in the United States.

Hagerstown ranked No. 3 on a list of most obese cities with an obesity rate of more than 36 percent, reports WTOP radio.

The highest obesity rate can be found in Huntington, W. Va., according to the research, which Gallup and Healthways released last week.

The least obese city is Boulder, Colo., with an obesity rate of 12.4 percent, according to the research. Boulder has had the lowest obesity rate nearly every year since the ranking began in 2008.

Here’s the list of the most obese U.S. cities and their obesity rates:

  1. Huntington, W.Va. (39.5 percent)
  2. McAllen, Texas (38.3 percent)
  3. Hagerstown, Md. (36.7 percent)
  4. Yakima, Wash. (35.7 percent)
  5. Little Rock, Ark. (35.1 percent)
  6. Charleston, W. Va. (34.6 percent)
  7. Toledo, Ohio (34.2 percent)
  8. Clarksville, Tenn. (33.8 percent)
  9. Jackson, Miss. (33.8 percent)
  10. Green Bay, Wis. (33 percent)
  11. Rockford, Ill. (33.0 percent)
Fran Asbeck April 08, 2014 at 07:47 AM
And my hometown rolls a double seven. Seventh in Forbes' list of most miserable places to live, and now seventh in obesity.
Bryan Harz April 08, 2014 at 01:38 PM
I honestly never would have guessed Hagerstown. Huh.
David Charles May 19, 2014 at 07:47 AM
Obesity and unemployment go hand in hand. Hagerstown has been hit hard and despair leads to idleness and overeating.
Buzz Beeler May 22, 2014 at 05:10 PM
David, I saw your comment. I did not hear anything about it. Did the police make a report.?
jnrentz1 May 19, 2014 at 07:46 PM
Where is Hagerstown on the list of where to get Heroin?

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