Obesity (% of Adults)

City of Rochester, New York

Within the City of Rochester, the prevalence of obesity varies considerably by neighborhood. The map below is based on census tract-level estimates from the CDC. The pattern is similar to data for hypertension and diabetes. The adult obesity rate in the Focus Area* tracts is 39 percent, compared to 28 percent in other areas of the city.

*The Focus Area consists of eight high-poverty ZIP codes in the city of Rochester with particularly high concentration of African-Americans and Latinos. See a map of the Focus Area here.

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