Obesity is a serious problem in the United States. In 2014, 27.7% of Americans were obese, and that number is only growing.

The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index measured the obesity rates of every state and compared them. Here are the most obese and least obese states as of 2015:

The Top 10 Most Obese States

  1. West Virginia (37.0%)
  2. Mississippi (35.5%)
  3. Delaware (33.8%)
  4. Arkansas (33.5%)
  5. Oklahoma (33.5%)
  6. Ohio (31.6%)
  7. Maine (31.5%)
  8. Michigan (31.5%)
  9. Kentucky (31.4%)
  10. South Carolina (31.4%)

The Top 10 Least Obese States

  1. Hawaii (18.5%)
  2. Colorado (19.8%)
  3. Massachusetts (23.6%)
  4. New Mexico (23.7%)
  5. Nevada (23.9%)
  6. California (23.9%)
  7. Montana (24.1%)
  8. New Hampshire (24.3%)
  9. Utah (24.5%)
  10. New Jersey (24.7%)

What About Florida?

Florida is somewhere in the middle in terms of the percentage of obese people living in a state. As of 2015 26.5% of Florida residents are obese.

This represents a 9.5% increase from 2008.