With health care costs rising and U.S. life expectancy declining for the third year in a row, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Healthiest & Unhealthiest Cities in America as well as accompanying videos.

Source: WalletHub

To identify the places where health is a priority, WalletHub compared more than 170 of the largest U.S. cities across 42 key metrics. The data set ranges from cost of medical visit to fruit and vegetable consumption to fitness clubs per capita.

Least Healthiest Cities:

170.) Huntington, WV

171.) Sjreveport, LA

172.) Gulfport, MS

173.) Laredo, TX

174.) Brownsville, TX

Healthiest Cities:

1.) San Francisco, CA

2.) Seattle, WA

3.) San Diego, CA

4.) Portland, OR

5.) Washington, DC

Key Stats:

Overland Park, Kansas, has the lowest share of physically unhealthy adults, 7.10 percent, which is 2.7 times lower than in Detroit, the city with the highest at 19.10 percent.

Laredo, Texas, has the lowest cost per doctor’s visit, $58.33, which is 3.3 times less expensive than in Boston, the city with the highest at $190.52.

Portland, Maine, has the lowest share of adults eating fruit less than once daily, 28.20 percent, which is 1.8 times lower than in Gulfport, Mississippi, the city with the highest at 51.80 percent.

Amarillo, Texas, has the lowest average monthly cost for a fitness-club membership, $13.67, which is 6.2 times less expensive than in San Francisco, the city with the highest at $84.36.

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