Most Obese States

Obesity is a medical condition, which some consider to be a disease, where excess body fat has accumulated to a point where it begins to have a negative effect on the individual’s health. People are considered obese when an adult has a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than 30. 

Obesity affects 39.8% of Americans. Bodyweight (which along with height is key to calculating BMI) is directly related to factors like genetics, overeating, physical activity (or lack thereof), and metabolism. Obesity can lead to complications such as heart disease, diabetes, and stroke.

According to a Gallup poll, around 41% of adults characterize themselves as overweight, with 53% saying their weight is about right, and 5% claiming to be underweight. However, 55% of respondents said they desire to lose weight, while only 26% reported to be actively trying to lose weight.

See for yourself how obesity rates differ by state by surveying the data in the charts.

Average Weight by State

Alabama - Average Weight

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85.05

#1 in the US

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12.9%

#3 in the US

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39%

#1 in the US

Alaska - Average Weight

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82.91

#24 in the US

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7.4%

#40 in the US

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31.9%

#26 in the US

Arizona - Average Weight

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81.05

#35 in the US

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9.7%

#19 in the US

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30.9%

#31 in the US

Arkansas - Average Weight

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82.68

#25 in the US

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11.7%

#7 in the US

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36.4%

#5 in the US

California - Average Weight

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79.37

#43 in the US

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9.2%

#20 in the US

ADULT OBESITY RATEhelp

30.3%

#32 in the US

Colorado - Average Weight

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79.51

#44 in the US

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7.1%

#41 in the US

ADULT OBESITY RATEhelp

24.2%

#48 in the US

Connecticut - Average Weight

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80.48

#38 in the US

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8.2%

#33 in the US

ADULT OBESITY RATEhelp

29.2%

#37 in the US

Delaware - Average Weight

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82.31

#26 in the US

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10.5%

#13 in the US

ADULT OBESITY RATEhelp

36.5%

#6 in the US

Florida - Average Weight

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80.97

#39 in the US

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9.5%

#21 in the US

ADULT OBESITY RATEhelp

28.4%

#39 in the US

Georgia - Average Weight

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83.24

#17 in the US

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10.7%

#14 in the US

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34.3%

#17 in the US

Hawaii - Average Weight

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76.06

#50 in the US

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9.5%

#22 in the US

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24.5%

#50 in the US

Idaho - Average Weight

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83.44

#18 in the US

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7.9%

#42 in the US

ADULT OBESITY RATEhelp

31.1%

#27 in the US

Illinois - Average Weight

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82.54

#27 in the US

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9.3%

#23 in the US

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32.4%

#23 in the US

Indiana - Average Weight

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84.42

#6 in the US

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10.5%

#15 in the US

ADULT OBESITY RATEhelp

36.8%

#7 in the US

Iowa - Average Weight

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85.89

#2 in the US

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9%

#24 in the US

ADULT OBESITY RATEhelp

36.5%

#8 in the US

Kansas - Average Weight

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84.33

#7 in the US

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10%

#16 in the US

ADULT OBESITY RATEhelp

35.3%

#12 in the US

Kentucky - Average Weight

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85.29

#3 in the US

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11.4%

#8 in the US

ADULT OBESITY RATEhelp

36.6%

#9 in the US

Louisiana - Average Weight

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84.23

#8 in the US

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12.7%

#4 in the US

ADULT OBESITY RATEhelp

38.1%

#4 in the US

Maine - Average Weight

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80.79

#40 in the US

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8.3%

#35 in the US

ADULT OBESITY RATEhelp

31%

#28 in the US

Maryland - Average Weight

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82.19

#28 in the US

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9.1%

#25 in the US

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31%

#29 in the US

Massachusetts - Average Weight

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78.7

#49 in the US

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7.7%

#43 in the US

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24.4%

#51 in the US

Michigan - Average Weight

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83.22

#19 in the US

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10.6%

#17 in the US

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35.2%

#13 in the US

Minnesota - Average Weight

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83.56

#20 in the US

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7.8%

#44 in the US

ADULT OBESITY RATEhelp

30.7%

#33 in the US

Mississippi - Average Weight

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85.11

#4 in the US

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13.1%

#1 in the US

ADULT OBESITY RATEhelp

39.7%

#2 in the US

Missouri - Average Weight

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84.37

#9 in the US

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9.4%

#26 in the US

ADULT OBESITY RATEhelp

34%

#18 in the US

Montana - Average Weight

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82.94

#29 in the US

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7.8%

#45 in the US

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28.5%

#40 in the US

Nebraska - Average Weight

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84.51

#10 in the US

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8.9%

#36 in the US

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34%

#19 in the US

Nevada - Average Weight

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82.07

#30 in the US

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9.7%

#27 in the US

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28.7%

#41 in the US

New Hampshire - Average Weight

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80.86

#41 in the US

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7.5%

#46 in the US

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29.9%

#38 in the US

New Jersey - Average Weight

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80.15

#42 in the US

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8.6%

#37 in the US

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27.7%

#45 in the US

New Mexico - Average Weight

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79.04

#45 in the US

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11%

#9 in the US

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30.9%

#34 in the US

New York - Average Weight

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79.43

#46 in the US

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9.1%

#28 in the US

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26.3%

#46 in the US

North Carolina - Average Weight

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82.88

#31 in the US

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11%

#10 in the US

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33.6%

#20 in the US

North Dakota - Average Weight

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84.34

#11 in the US

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9.3%

#29 in the US

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33.1%

#21 in the US

Ohio - Average Weight

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84.94

#12 in the US

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10.9%

#18 in the US

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35.5%

#14 in the US

Oklahoma - Average Weight

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84.16

#13 in the US

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11.9%

#11 in the US

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36.4%

#10 in the US

Oregon - Average Weight

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82.03

#32 in the US

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8.4%

#38 in the US

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28.1%

#42 in the US

Pennsylvania - Average Weight

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83.32

#21 in the US

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9.8%

#30 in the US

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31.5%

#30 in the US

Rhode Island - Average Weight

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79.52

#47 in the US

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9%

#31 in the US

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30.1%

#35 in the US

South Carolina - Average Weight

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83.56

#22 in the US

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11.9%

#12 in the US

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36.2%

#11 in the US

South Dakota - Average Weight

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84.61

#14 in the US

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7%

#47 in the US

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33.2%

#22 in the US

Tennessee - Average Weight

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84.61

#15 in the US

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12.5%

#5 in the US

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35.6%

#15 in the US

Texas - Average Weight

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83.09

#23 in the US

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12.1%

#6 in the US

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35.8%

#16 in the US

Utah - Average Weight

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82.57

#33 in the US

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8.5%

#39 in the US

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28.6%

#43 in the US

Vermont - Average Weight

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79.88

#48 in the US

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6.7%

#51 in the US

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26.3%

#47 in the US

Virginia - Average Weight

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82.61

#34 in the US

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9.8%

#32 in the US

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32.2%

#24 in the US

Washington - Average Weight

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81.72

#36 in the US

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7.9%

#48 in the US

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28%

#44 in the US

West Virginia - Average Weight

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85.2

#5 in the US

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13.1%

#2 in the US

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39.1%

#3 in the US

Wisconsin - Average Weight

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84.18

#16 in the US

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7.6%

#49 in the US

ADULT OBESITY RATEhelp

32.3%

#25 in the US

Wyoming - Average Weight

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81.4

#37 in the US

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7.5%

#50 in the US

ADULT OBESITY RATEhelp

30.7%

#36 in the US