Report: Seattle almost country’s healthiest city

Mar 24th, 2021 | By | Category: Lifestyles

Seattle is the second-healthiest city in the U.S., according to a new report.

With healthcare costs rising and the country in the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic, personal-finance website WalletHub released its 2021 “Healthiest and Unhealthiest Cities in America. The review of 180 of the largest cities, based on factors ranging from the cost of a medical visit and rate of COVID cases, to how much fruit and vegetables are eaten, concluded that San Francisco is No. 1 in health. It’s followed in order by Seattle, Portland, Ore., San Diego, Calif., Honolulu, Washington, D.C., Austin, Texas, Irvine, Calif., Portland, Maine, and Denver, Colo.

Some other highlights:

  • Columbia, Maryland, has the lowest share of physically unhealthy adults (7 percent). The biggest share is in Detroit,Mich. (20.7 percent).
  • Laredo, Texas, has the lowest cost per doctor’s visit at ($56); Juneau, Alaska has the highest ($202).

The full report is at wallethub.com.

To go along with its appealing waterfront skyline, Seattle is the second-healthiest city in the U.S., according to one study.

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