Healthiest Cities in US: Lincoln, Nebraska is #1

Healthiest Cities in US: Lincoln, Nebraska is #1

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fruit-in-bike-basket.jpgThe top four healthiest cities for 2007 according to the US Centers for Disease Control are: Lincoln, Nebraska; Fargo, North Dakota; Boulder, Colorado; and Burlington, Vermont. The ranking is created by asking people who in metropolitan areas if they feel they are in great health, good health, or poor health. Topping the healthy list was Lincoln, Neb., where 92.8% of residents say their health is good or better and only 7.2% report fair or poor health. The people in cities with the highest numbers citing poor health were Mobile, AL; McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX; Laredo, TX; and ranking most unhealthy, Huntington, West Virginia. (Entire list follows below)

(Photo courtesy of Sun Star)

Cities are ranked from healthiest (Lincoln) to unhealthiest (Huntington). Cities are shown according to the metropolitan area to which they belong. Some metropolitan areas cross state lines.

Healthiest Cities:

  1. Lincoln, NE
  2. Fargo, ND
  3. Boulder, CO
  4. Burlington-South Burlington, VT
  5. Ogden-Clearfield, UT
  6. Provo-Orem, UT
  7. Concord, NH
  8. Sioux Falls, SD
  9. Barre, VT
  10. Cambridge-Newton-Framingham, MA
  11. West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL
  12. Nassau-Suffolk, NY
  13. Barnstable Town, MA
  14. Hilton Head Island-Beaufort, SC
  15. Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN – Bloomington, WI
  16. Fort Collins-Loveland, CO
  17. Worcester, MA
  18. Charleston-North Charleston, SC
  19. Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
  20. Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
  21. Rapid City, SD
  22. Colorado Springs, CO
  23. Gainesville, FL
  24. Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME
  25. Casper, WY
  26. Salt Lake City, UT
  27. Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA
  28. Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA
  29. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA
  30. Bethesda-Gaithersburg-Frederick, MD
  31. Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
  32. Lebanon, NH-VT
  33. Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA
  34. Olympia, WA
  35. Bismarck, ND
  36. Manchester-Nashua, NH
  37. Springfield, MA
  38. Bellingham, WA
  39. Bremerton-Silverdale, WA
  40. Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT
  41. Washington, DC-VA-MD Metropolitan area
  42. Virginia Beach, VA -Norfolk-Newport News, NC
  43. Denver-Aurora, CO
  44. Portland, OR – Beaverton, WA – Vancouver, Canada
  45. Austin-Round Rock, TX
  46. New Haven-Milford, CT
  47. Rutland, VT
  48. San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA
  49. Wichita, KS
  50. Rockingham County-Strafford County, NH
  51. Spokane, WA
  52. Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ
  53. Cheyenne, WY
  54. Kansas City, MO-KS
  55. Wenatchee, WA
  56. Boise City-Nampa, ID
  57. Topeka, KS
  58. Edison, NJ
  59. Tallahassee, FL
  60. Raleigh-Cary, NC
  61. Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
  62. Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
  63. Dover, DE Metropolitan Statistical Area
  64. Indianapolis-Carmel, IN
  65. Bangor, ME
  66. Norwich-New London, CT
  67. Boston-Quincy, MA
  68. Greeley, CO
  69. Palm Coast, FL
  70. Philadelphia, PA
  71. San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA
  72. Billings, MT
  73. Honolulu, HI
  74. Columbus, OH
  75. Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI
  76. Anchorage, AK
  77. Kennewick-Richland-Pasco, WA
  78. Kahului-Wailuku, HI
  79. Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH
  80. Essex County, MA
  81. Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
  82. Memphis, TN-MS-AR
  83. Baltimore-Towson, MD
  84. Columbia, SC
  85. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL M
  86. Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA
  87. Durham, NC
  88. Santa Fe, NM
  89. Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, FL
  90. Akron, OH
  91. Pittsburgh, PA
  92. Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN
  93. Reno-Sparks, NV
  94. Richmond, VA
  95. Albuquerque, NM
  96. Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC
  97. Idaho Falls, ID
  98. Kalispell, MT
  99. Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, PA
  100. Baton Rouge, LA
  101. Canton-Massillon, OH
  102. Naples-Marco Island, FL
  103. Riverton, WY
  104. St. Louis, MO-IL
  105. Augusta-Waterville, ME
  106. Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Tonawanda, NY
  107. Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX
  108. Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
  109. Jacksonville, FL
  110. Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC
  111. Newark-Union, NJ-PA
  112. Kapaa, HI
  113. Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro, TN
  114. Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL
  115. Tucson, AZ
  116. Little Rock-North Little Rock, AR
  117. Tulsa, OK
  118. Greenville, SC
  119. Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV
  120. Sioux City, IA-NE-SD
  121. Lake Charles, LA
  122. Grand Island, NE
  123. Chicago, IL -Naperville, IN -Joliet, WI
  124. Seaford, DE
  125. Greensboro-High Point, NC
  126. Port St. Lucie-Fort Pierce, FL
  127. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
  128. Louisville, KY-IN
  129. Farmington, NM
  130. Jackson, MS
  131. Oklahoma City, OK
  132. Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
  133. Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
  134. Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL
  135. Tacoma, WA
  136. Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL
  137. San Antonio, TX
  138. Hilo, HI
  139. Las Vegas-Paradise, NV
  140. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
  141. Orlando-Kissimmee, FL
  142. New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA
  143. Dayton, OH
  144. Tuscaloosa, AL
  145. Toledo, OH
  146. Wilmington, NC
  147. Camden, NJ
  148. Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI
  149. Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX
  150. Key West-Marathon, FL
  151. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL
  152. Gulfport-Biloxi, MS
  153. Homosassa Springs, FL
  154. Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL
  155. Lake City, FL
  156. Birmingham-Hoover, AL
  157. Clewiston, FL
  158. New York, NY- White Plains, NJ
  159. Montgomery, AL
  160. Ocala, FL
  161. Nogales, AZ
  162. Asheville, NC
  163. Panama City-Lynn Haven, FL
  164. Lewiston, ID-WA
  165. Las Cruces, NM
  166. Sebring, FL
  167. Fayetteville, NC
  168. Yuma, AZ
  169. Charleston, WV
  170. Wauchula, FL
  171. Arcadia, FL
  172. Yakima, WA
  173. Hickory-Morganton-Lenoir, NC
  174. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA
  175. Kingsport, TN -Bristol,VA
  176. Fort Smith, AR-OK
  177. Chattanooga, TN-GA
  178. El Paso, TX
  179. Okeechobee, FL
  180. Brownsville-Harlingen, TX
  181. Mobile, AL
  182. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX
  183. Laredo, TX
  184. Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

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