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Skinniest
These counties' residents have the lowest average body mass index.
Rank County Towns include Body mass index
1 Marin Corte Madera, Larkspur, Mill Valley, Novato, San Anselmo, San Rafael, Tamalpais-Homestead Valley, Tiburon 24.14
2 Blaine Hailey 24.59
3 La Plata Durango 24.65
4 Teton Jackson 24.81
5 Garfield Glenwood Springs, Rifle 24.88
6 San Francisco San Francisco 24.92
7 Boulder Boulder, Erie, Gunbarrel, Lafayette, Longmont, Louisville, Superior 24.93
8 Los Alamos Los Alamos 25.02
9 Summit Park City, Summit Park 25.16
10 Alexandria city Alexandria 25.44
11 Sumner Gallatin, Hendersonville, Portland 25.50
12 Santa Fe Santa Fe 25.51
13 Gallatin Bozeman 25.52
14 Douglas Castle Pines, Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch, Lone Tree, Parker, Stonegate,The Pinery 25.55
15 Fairfax Annandale, Bailey's Crossroads, Burke, Centreville, Chantilly, Dranesville, Dunn Loring, Fort Hunt, Franconia, Great Falls, Groveton, Herndon, Hunter Mill, Huntington, Hybla Valley, Idylwood, Jefferson, Lake Barcroft, Lincolnia, Lorton, McLean, Merrifield, Mount Vernon, Newington, North Springfield, Oakton, Reston, Rose Hill, Springfield, Sully, Tysons Corner, Vienna, West Springfield, Wolf Trap 25.56
16 DeKalb DeKalb, Sycamore 25.60
17 Larimer Fort Collins, Loveland, Windsor 25.63
18 Lincoln Ruidoso 25.66
19 Litchfield New Milford, Oakville 25.68
20 Cache Smithfield 25.69
21 Montgomery Aspen Hill, Bethesda, Burtonsville, Calverton, Chevy Chase, Cloverly, Colesville, Damascus, Fairland, Forest Glen, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Kemp Mill, Montgomery Village, North Bethesda, North Kensington, North Potomac, Olney, Potomac, Redland, Rockville, Rossmoor, Silver Spring, South Kensington, Takoma Park, Travilah, Wheaton-Glenmont, White Oak 25.72
22 Arlington Arlington 25.72
23 Martin Hobe Sound, Jensen Beach, Palm City, Port Salerno 25.74
24 Jefferson Evergreen, Golden, Ken Caryl, Lakewood, Wheat Ridge 25.76
25 Silver Bow Butte-Silver Bow 25.78
County data. Source: Consultant Bert Sperling of BestPlaces.net
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Top-earning towns
  Median household income
Hillsborough $263,456
Scarsdale $219,317
Los Altos Hills $199,370
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Hottest
  Avg. high temp
in July (°F)
Rancho Mirage, CA 108.2°F
Avondale, AZ 107.6°F
Glendale, AZ 107.6°F
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Priciest homes
  Median price
Montecito $3,157,233
Hillsborough $2,606,764
Paradise Valley $2,075,930
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Most singles
  % single residents
State College 76.5%
Durham 74.5%
Amherst Center 73.7%
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Youngest
  Median age
Storrs 20.65
Durham 21.19
Oxford 21.56
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