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These are The Fattest Cities in America

In the US, Obesity is fast becoming the biggest health crisis of our generation. There are lots of reasons, from fast food to lifestyle changes and a changing way of working, but the bottom line is we’re getting fat.

In this map, we plotted the percentage of obese people within the larger population. Some of the results, are, quite frankly, scary:

  1. On average, at least 30.8% of the population is obese. Remember, we’re not talking about putting a few pounds on after your thirties. We’re talking life altering, health threatening obesity. If you take three people, one of them will be obese. That’s INSANE!

 

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Here are the top 10 fattest cities in America:

 

1 42.3% Opelousas, LA
2 41% Orangeburg, SC
3 40.2% Hammond, LA
4 39.7% Saginaw, MI
5 39.5% Roanoke Rapids, NC
6 39.4% Houma, LA
7 39.2% Pine Bluff, AR
8 39.2% Rocky Mount, NC
9 39% Lumberton, NC
10 39% Huntington, WV

 

How Does Obesity Affect America?

Healthcare Costs.

  • Obese people spend 42% more on healthcare. The estimated cost of obesity related medical treatments is between approximately $147 Billion dollars. That’s nearly 10% of all annual spending on healthcare in the USA
  • Childhood obesity is responsible for $14.1 billion in direct healthcare costs.

Reduced Productivity

  • Absenteeism related to Obesity costs $4.3 billion each year.
  • Lower productivity because of obesity costs employers $506 per obese worker per year.
  • As obesity and BMI rises, sick days, medical claims and costs go up as well.
  • Obese workers have close to 10 times the costs in medical claims and indemnity claims!

 

 

11 38.9% Atlanta, GA
12 38.8% Tullahoma, TN
13 38.7% Greenville, SC
14 38.4% Laurel, MS
15 38.2% Memphis, TN
16 38.2% Wilson, NC
17 38.1% Morgan City, LA
18 37.8% Fort Polk South, LA
19 37.8% Nashville, TN
20 37.7% Talladega, AL
21 37.6% Lake City, FL
22 37.5% Kansas City, MO-KS
23 37.3% Lafayette, LA
24 37.2% Omaha, NE
25 37.2% Nashville, TN
26 37.1% Danville, IL
27 37% Aberdeen, WA
28 36.9% Florence, AL
29 36.9% Albany, GA
30 36.8% Oxford, NC
31 36.7% Clarksville, TN
32 36.7% McAllen, TX
33 36.7% Beaumont, TX
34 36.7% Virginia Beach, VA
35 36.6% Niles, MI
36 36.6% Muskegon, MI
37 36.6% Florence, SC
38 36.5% Jonesboro, AR
39 36.5% Jackson, TN
40 36.4% Alexandria, LA
41 36.4% Shawnee, OK
42 36.3% Charleston, SC
43 36.2% Ozark, AL
44 36.2% Fort Smith, AR
45 36.2% Portsmouth, OH
46 36.1% Mobile, AL
47 36.1% Indiana, PA
48 36% Pittsburgh, PA
49 35.9% Ionia, MI
50 35.9% Chillicothe, OH
51 35.9% Enid, OK
52 35.8% Palatka, FL
53 35.8% Kinston, NC
54 35.8% Athens, TN
55 35.7% Flint, MI
56 35.6% Searcy, AR
57 35.6% Baton Rouge, LA
58 35.6% Columbus, OH
59 35.6% Tulsa, OK
60 35.5% Allentown, PA
61 35.5% Hagerstown, MD
62 35.4% New Orleans, LA
63 35.4% Florence, SC
64 35.3% Kokomo, IN
65 35.3% Longview, TX
66 35.2% Albertville, AL
67 35.2% Chicago, IL
68 35.2% Monroe, LA
69 35.1% St. Joseph, MO
70 35.1% Moses Lake, WA
71 35% Cullman, AL
72 35% Raleigh, NC
73 35% Longview, TX
74 34.9% Marion, IN
75 34.9% South Bend, IN
76 34.8% Gadsden, AL
77 34.8% Augusta, GA
78 34.8% Somerset, KY
79 34.8% Salisbury, MD-DE
80 34.8% Columbus, MS
81 34.8% Lawton, OK
82 34.8% Kingsport, TN
83 34.7% Sebring, FL
84 34.7% Statesboro, GA
85 34.7% Fayetteville, NC
86 34.7% Muskogee, OK
87 34.7% Bloomsburg, PA
88 34.6% Shreveport, LA
89 34.6% Lafayette, LA
90 34.6% Hobbs, NM
91 34.6% Tiffin, OH
92 34.5% Columbus, GA
93 34.5% London, KY
94 34.5% Goldsboro, NC
95 34.5% Gaffney, SC
96 34.5% Fairmont, WV
97 34.5% Beckley, WV
98 34.5% Stevens Point, WI
99 34.4% Battle Creek, MI
100 34.4% Hattiesburg,MS

How We Built This Map

The CDC recognizes that obesity is a problem (as do most professionals). They have an entire department that deals with obesity and diabetes. We used their data, and then ranked cities with at least 50,000 people based on the most recent US Census data available.

These are The Most Sexually Diseased Cities in the USA

Despite our puritan heritage, Americans really love to have sex. It turns out, a lot of us like to have sex without protection, too. Using publicly available data sources, we’ve mapped sexually transmitted diseases across most major cities in the USA. The military helped cities rank strongly in the top 10, with Norfolk Naval Base, Ft. Hood, and Ft. Bragg all pushing their cities to the top.

 

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The Top 10 Most Sexually Diseased Cities are:

Rank City Total STDs Total STDs per 100,000
1 Montgomery, AL 4371 1899.20
2 St Louis, MO 5942 1867.54
3. West Memphis, AR (Part of the Memphis Metro) 859 1717.29
4. Philadelphia, PA 26151 1689.77
5. Norfolk, VA [Norfolk Naval Base] 4013 1632.74
6. Baltimore, MD 10134 1630.98
7. Richmond, VA 3248 1544.39
8. New Orleans, LA 5614 1520.37
9. Killeen, TX [Ft. Hood] 4887 1512.83
10. Fayetteville, NC [Ft. Bragg] 4826 1489.2

We have received many requests from the media for additional rankings, so we have expanded this list to include the top 100 most sexually diseased cities in America:

 

Ranking City Total STDs Total STDs Per 100,0000
11 Washington, DC 9060 1432.812
12 Bronx, NYC 19847 1409.115
13 Monroe, LA 2178 1401.878
14 Amarillo, TX 1701 1390.444
15 Jackson, MS 3453 1388.738
16 Indianapolis, 12608 1371.96
17 Shreveport, LA 3461 1346.205
18 Milwaukee,WI 12832 1343.377
19 Pine Bluff, AR 992 1327.57
20 Virginia Beach,VA 1270 1316.471
21 Carbondale, IL 786 1308.452
22 Rocky Mount, NC 716 1279.623
23 Gallup, NM 916 1254.52
24 Lafayette, LA 902 1218.935
25 Orangeburg, SC 1091 1192.663
26 Memphis, TN 11068 1176.491
27 Sumter, SC 1271 1176.285
28 Detroit, MI 21056 1174.761
29 Decatur, IL 1293 1174.152
30 Clarksville, TN-KY 2118 1148.167
31 Hattiesburg, MS 882 1147.034
32 Hampton, City 1566 1144.436
33 Greenville, NC 1974 1143.99
34 Cincinnati, OH 9076 1131.617
35 Greenwood, SC 786 1126.785
36 Birmingham, AL 7267 1101.046
37 Newport News, VA 1988 1100.008
38 Cleveland-, OH 13733 1085.517
39 Tallahassee, FL 3068 1081.161
40 Columbus, GA 624 1079.211
41 Jackson, TN 1040 1054.168
42 Longview, TX 1286 1048.444
43 Little RockAR 4063 1044.599
44 Lynchburg, VA 805 1043.923
45 Peoria, IL 1954 1043.502
46 Kansas City, MO 7050 1040.779
47 Roanoke, VA 1014 1040.331
48 Anchorage, AK 3102 1038.813
49 Show Low, AZ 1110 1036.473
50 Lawton, OK 1309 1035.683
51 Albany, GA 978 1034.91
52 Florence, SC 702 1030.247
53 Mobile, AL 4249 1026.487
54 Macon, GA 1602 1023.891
55 Greensboro, NC 5121 1022.403
56 Denver, CO 6453 1017.398
57 Augusta, GA 2037 1005.494
58 Durham, NC 2789 997.3502
59 San Francisco, CA 8141 985.7567
60 Opelousas, LA 824 984.9155
61 Gainesville, FL 2471 982.8293
62 Florence, SC 1350 978.6296
63 Corpus Christi, TX 3395 976.4417
64 Jacksonville, NC 1786 974.5557
65 Boston, MA 7246 973.3674
66 Manhattan, New York City, NY 15706 970.0511
67 Roanoke Rapids, NC 523 968.4109
68 Bakersfield, CA 8224 960.5704
69 Belleville, IL 2567 954.7791
70 Lumberton, NC 1285 948.3675
71 Tuscaloosa, AL 1882 947.6525
72 Odessa, TX 1365 945.7821
73 Columbia, SC 3724 945.5857
74 Meridian, MS 745 928.6961
75 Dothan, AL 953 921.6456
76 Winston-Salem, NC 3274 914.1753
77 Columbus, OH 10916 913.0625
78 Waco, TX 2179 912.8346
79 Louisville, KY 6842 911.2606
80 Charleston SC 3270 895.493
81 Lubbock, TX 2545 890.6075
82 Houma, LA 996 890.1361
83 Jacksonville, FL 7815 888.47
84 Champaign-Urbana, IL 1804 887.4634
85 Washington, DC Beltway (Prince George’s County) 7767 881.4737
86 Springfield, IL 1754 880.2084
87 Valdosta, GA 1008 879.9497
88 Gadsden, AL 915 876.5039
89 Chicago, IL 45834 876.1408
90 Fresno, CA 8257 871.088
91 Morgan City, LA 463 862.2456
92 Kinston, NC 510 861.0938
93 Gaffney, SC 478 858.7546
94 Brooklyn, NY 21987 856.9808
95 Toledo, OH 3753 856.8532
96 Dover, DE 1428 851.8965
97 San Antonio, TX 15193 850.8129
98 Newark, NJ 6700 850.5301
99 Huntsville, TX 580 847.8541
100 Fort Polk South, LA 456 846.498

How We Collected and Created This Data

The data used here comes from the CDC for 2013, and reflects reports of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia. (Herpes data is not collected).  To normalize the data, we measured rates per 100,000 people. We chose only to show cities with a significant amount of population, so rural counties are not show on this map.

 

Specifically, we only rankied cities with a population of at least 50,000 or more. We ignored absolute STDs and only used the rate per 100k to establish rankings. We opted to treat Washington, DC. as a city and not a state. We also chose to represent each borough of NYC separately. They represent very different populations and should be treated as such.

The CDC makes available a wide range of statistical, anonymous data about STDs in America.

 

 

View NYC’s Crime Stats Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before

Curious about how good (or bad) crime has gotten in the Big Apple? We took years of major crime statistics from the NYPD, and created a time lapse, by precinct. Click the Green Play button to start the time lapse.

 

About this Map

The NYPD has been using CompStat for many years to manage resources and crime. Those statistics are made publicly available . We chose to focus on the 7 major felony crimes in this map, as opposed to more nuisance and quality of life issues.

Note that how the data is created over the years has changed slightly. Certain precincts were created, others removed. Corrections data is no longer included, although it used to be.

 

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This Map Shows You Every Sex Offender in NYC

New York State, like many states, allows you to search for a sex offender.

The Empire State only lets you map individual sex offenders. You can’t plot a map of all of the sex offenders currently registered around your block or your neighborhood.  For example, if you live on the Lower East Side, you can’t see all the offenders near you.

Until Now.

In an effort to make this data more accessible, we’ve (literally) put every sex offender in New York City on the map. Just click on each point to view pictures, name, offense, and a link to the full rap sheet provided by NYS Criminal Justices.

Important Reminder and Warning

Anyone who uses this information to injure, harass or commit a criminal act against any person may be subject to criminal prosecution.

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