2 Georgia cities named among unhealthiest cities in the U.S. in 2024

ATLANTA — Two Georgia cities made the list of unhealthiest cities in the U.S.

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WalletHub conducted its annual study of more than 180 of the most populated U.S. cities and looked at several factors including the cost of a medical visit to fruit and vegetable consumption to share of physically active adults.


Augusta came in at #177 on the list, with low rankings across the board when it comes to health care, food, fitness and green spaces. The city was ranked #173 in fitness and #174 for green space. Augusta also ranked the top of the list of U.S. cities with a premature death rate.

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Columbus came in as the fourth unhealthiest city in the U.S. at #179. Health care in Columbus is at an all-time low at #182 out of #182.

On the bright side, Atlanta came in at #21 on the list of healthiest cities. One big factor? Fitness. Atlanta is the #4 fittest city in the U.S. It ranks #19 for food and #31 for green space.

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