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Fitbit Names Duluth as the Fittest City in the United States for 2017

Photo courtesy of Nick Copper/TSM
Photo courtesy of Nick Copper/TSM

The City of Duluth has another award to to add to it’s growing trophy case now named “Fittest City in the United States” by Fitbit!

In case you do not know what a Fitbit it is it is a wireless activity tracker that measure data such as number of steps walked in a day. Fitbit has compiled data on the 20 fittest cities in the United States from big cities to small towns and crunched the numbers: average number of daily steps, active minutes, resting heart rate and sleep duration.

Here are some more interesting Facts  from Fitbit:

  • Duluth held the No. 2 spot on our list of cities that get the most sleep, with an average duration of 7 hours and 6 minutes per night.
  • Duluth users had the third highest number of steps per day, with an average of 8174.
  • Duluth was one of two cities in Minnesota to make the top 10 list for average daily steps (Duluth, No. 3, and Rochester, No. 8).
  • Fitbit users in Duluth had an average of 20.6 active minutes per day, earning their city the No. 3 spot for cities with the most active minutes per day.

Madison Wisconsin who was the top city last year, fell to 6th place with Duluth grabbing the Number 1 pick this year. Here is the Top 20 breakdown.

  1. DULUTH, MINNESOTA
  2. APPLETON, WISCONSIN
  3. EAU CLAIRE, WISCONSIN
  4. BOULDER, COLORADO
  5. BELLINGHAM ,WASHINGTON
  6. MADISON, WISCONSIN
  7. BILLINGS, MONTANA
  8. ROCHESTER, MINNESOTA
  9. SPOKANE, WASHINGTON
  10. EUGENE, OREGON
  11. GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN
  12. DENVER, COLORADO
  13. PORTLAND, OREGON
  14. SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA
  15. LINCOLN, NEBRASKA
  16. SYRACUSE, NEW YORK
  17. ROCHESTER, NEW YORK
  18. GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN
  19. JANESVILLE, WISCONSIN
  20. MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA

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