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Delaware’s
Top Cities for Fit Lifestyles

2020

Delaware, the second smallest state in the country, has miles of beautiful shoreline, large outdoor valley ranges, and optimal climates for an active lifestyle. 2,500 square miles create a calming environment that cultivates powerful mindfulness. A distinct Atlantic environment is perfect for the swimmers, boaters, and jet skiers who enjoy water sports as a form of fitness.

Interesting things to know about Delaware: 

  • Delaware is one of the most bike-friendly states.
  • This is the only state in the country without any National Park units.
  • The Delaware Byway Initiative connects hundreds of outdoor activities along six trails.
18 %

The percentage of adults who report excessive drinking. Heavy drinking is linked to higher blood pressure, poorer liver function, increased stroke risk and larger waistlines.

25 %

The percentage of adults who report lack of physical activity.

31 %

The percentage of adults who report a BMI — or body mass index — above 30%. Higher BMI may be an indicator of greater risk to physical health.

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1
Georgetown, Delaware
Georgetown
Fit Score: 79.63

Georgetown, DE

Population 7,427
Exercise Opportunities 730
Physical Inactivity 280
Access to Healthy Food 50
Obesity 320
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.22
Smoking 180
Frequent Physical Distress 10
Poor Physical Health Days 3.3
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 150
Frequent Mental Distress 11

2
Seaford, Delaware
Seaford
Fit Score: 79.54

Seaford, DE

Population 7,861
Exercise Opportunities 730
Physical Inactivity 280
Access to Healthy Food 50
Obesity 320
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.22
Smoking 180
Frequent Physical Distress 10
Poor Physical Health Days 3.3
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 150
Frequent Mental Distress 11

3
North Star, Delaware
North Star
Fit Score: 79.38

North Star, DE

Population 7,390
Exercise Opportunities 970
Physical Inactivity 230
Access to Healthy Food 50
Obesity 290
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.5
Smoking 170
Frequent Physical Distress 10
Poor Physical Health Days 3.3
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 190
Frequent Mental Distress 11

4
Hockessin, Delaware
Hockessin
Fit Score: 78.71

Hockessin, DE

Population 13,672
Exercise Opportunities 970
Physical Inactivity 230
Access to Healthy Food 50
Obesity 290
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.5
Smoking 170
Frequent Physical Distress 10
Poor Physical Health Days 3.3
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 190
Frequent Mental Distress 11

5
Pike Creek, Delaware
Pike Creek
Fit Score: 78.68

Pike Creek, DE

Population 8,740
Exercise Opportunities 970
Physical Inactivity 230
Access to Healthy Food 50
Obesity 290
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.5
Smoking 170
Frequent Physical Distress 10
Poor Physical Health Days 3.3
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 190
Frequent Mental Distress 11

6
Glasgow, Delaware
Glasgow
Fit Score: 77.46

Glasgow, DE

Population 15,280
Exercise Opportunities 970
Physical Inactivity 230
Access to Healthy Food 50
Obesity 290
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.5
Smoking 170
Frequent Physical Distress 10
Poor Physical Health Days 3.3
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 190
Frequent Mental Distress 11

7
Middletown, Delaware
Middletown
Fit Score: 77.36

Middletown, DE

Population 22,582
Exercise Opportunities 970
Physical Inactivity 230
Access to Healthy Food 50
Obesity 290
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.5
Smoking 170
Frequent Physical Distress 10
Poor Physical Health Days 3.3
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 190
Frequent Mental Distress 11

8
Smyrna, Delaware
Smyrna
Fit Score: 77.35

Smyrna, DE

Population 11,580
Exercise Opportunities 600
Physical Inactivity 300
Access to Healthy Food 40
Obesity 340
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.26
Smoking 180
Frequent Physical Distress 11
Poor Physical Health Days 3.5
Drinking Water Violations No
Excessive Drinking 160
Frequent Mental Distress 12

9
Milford, Delaware
Milford
Fit Score: 77.27

Milford, DE

Population 11,353
Exercise Opportunities 600
Physical Inactivity 300
Access to Healthy Food 40
Obesity 340
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.26
Smoking 180
Frequent Physical Distress 11
Poor Physical Health Days 3.5
Drinking Water Violations No
Excessive Drinking 160
Frequent Mental Distress 12

10
Dover, Delaware
Dover
Fit Score: 77.16

Dover, DE

Population 38,079
Exercise Opportunities 600
Physical Inactivity 300
Access to Healthy Food 40
Obesity 340
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.26
Smoking 180
Frequent Physical Distress 11
Poor Physical Health Days 3.5
Drinking Water Violations No
Excessive Drinking 160
Frequent Mental Distress 12

11
Pike Creek Valley, Delaware
Pike Creek .
Fit Score: 76.81

Pike Creek Valley, DE

Population 10,823
Exercise Opportunities 970
Physical Inactivity 230
Access to Healthy Food 50
Obesity 290
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.5
Smoking 170
Frequent Physical Distress 10
Poor Physical Health Days 3.3
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 190
Frequent Mental Distress 11

12
Bear, Delaware
Bear
Fit Score: 76.76

Bear, DE

Population 20,401
Exercise Opportunities 970
Physical Inactivity 230
Access to Healthy Food 50
Obesity 290
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.5
Smoking 170
Frequent Physical Distress 10
Poor Physical Health Days 3.3
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 190
Frequent Mental Distress 11

13
Edgemoor, Delaware
Edgemoor
Fit Score: 76.36

Edgemoor, DE

Population 6,178
Exercise Opportunities 970
Physical Inactivity 230
Access to Healthy Food 50
Obesity 290
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.5
Smoking 170
Frequent Physical Distress 10
Poor Physical Health Days 3.3
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 190
Frequent Mental Distress 11

14
New Castle, Delaware
New Castle
Fit Score: 76.34

New Castle, DE

Population 5,529
Exercise Opportunities 970
Physical Inactivity 230
Access to Healthy Food 50
Obesity 290
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.5
Smoking 170
Frequent Physical Distress 10
Poor Physical Health Days 3.3
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 190
Frequent Mental Distress 11

15
Brookside, Delaware
Brookside
Fit Score: 76.27

Brookside, DE

Population 13,554
Exercise Opportunities 970
Physical Inactivity 230
Access to Healthy Food 50
Obesity 290
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.5
Smoking 170
Frequent Physical Distress 10
Poor Physical Health Days 3.3
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 190
Frequent Mental Distress 11

16
Wilmington Manor, Delaware
Wilmington .
Fit Score: 76.19

Wilmington Manor, DE

Population 7,608
Exercise Opportunities 970
Physical Inactivity 230
Access to Healthy Food 50
Obesity 290
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.5
Smoking 170
Frequent Physical Distress 10
Poor Physical Health Days 3.3
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 190
Frequent Mental Distress 11

17
Newark, Delaware
Newark
Fit Score: 76.15

Newark, DE

Population 33,673
Exercise Opportunities 970
Physical Inactivity 230
Access to Healthy Food 50
Obesity 290
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.5
Smoking 170
Frequent Physical Distress 10
Poor Physical Health Days 3.3
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 190
Frequent Mental Distress 11

18
Claymont, Delaware
Claymont
Fit Score: 76.06

Claymont, DE

Population 8,707
Exercise Opportunities 970
Physical Inactivity 230
Access to Healthy Food 50
Obesity 290
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.5
Smoking 170
Frequent Physical Distress 10
Poor Physical Health Days 3.3
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 190
Frequent Mental Distress 11

19
Elsmere, Delaware
Elsmere
Fit Score: 75.81

Elsmere, DE

Population 5,981
Exercise Opportunities 970
Physical Inactivity 230
Access to Healthy Food 50
Obesity 290
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.5
Smoking 170
Frequent Physical Distress 10
Poor Physical Health Days 3.3
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 190
Frequent Mental Distress 11

20
Wilmington, Delaware
Wilmington
Fit Score: 75.61

Wilmington, DE

Population 70,635
Exercise Opportunities 970
Physical Inactivity 230
Access to Healthy Food 50
Obesity 290
Air pollution (PM2.5) 3.5
Smoking 170
Frequent Physical Distress 10
Poor Physical Health Days 3.3
Drinking Water Violations Yes
Excessive Drinking 190
Frequent Mental Distress 11

How Did We Determine the Top Cities for Fit Lifestyles?

We compiled our list of Best Cities for for Fit Lifestyle by looking at 11 key metrics backed by scientific research. Keep reading to find out which metrics we chose and how they affect slumber.