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February 18, 2017

Philadelphia ranks low on 'healthiest cities in America' list

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Health nut? Philadelphia might not be the city for you, according to one new study.

WalletHub, a personal finance website, published its "2017's Healthiest Cities in America" list earlier this week and Philadelphia didn't exactly land in the most desirable spot. 

The website took a look at 150 cities across the nation and came up with the list based on four categories – health care, food, fitness and green space. Each category considered factors like family doctors, dentists and farmer's markets per capita, obesity rate, parks and how many weight loss centers there were in each city.

WalletHub used data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Council for Community and Economic Research, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and more to find each city's spot. 

Philly was found at No. 90 on the list, one spot above New Orleans and one below Santa Monica.

Detroit was found to be the least healthiest city at No. 150 while San Francisco took the No. 1 spot as the healthiest city in the nation, according to the list.

Check out the top 10 cities below or WalletHub's complete findings here.

1. San Francisco, California

2. Salt Lake City, Utah

3. Scottsdale, Arizona

4. Seattle, Washington

5. Portland, Oregon

6. Irvine, California

7. Huntington Beach, California

8. Honolulu, Hawaii

9. Washington, D.C.

10. Santa Clarita, California