Community Snapshot

Marked by the presence of troops and bases, these 89 counties are located largely in rural locales.

The average median income in Military Posts sits just above the national average at $61,000. These communities are fairly well-educated compared to other American Communities Project (ACP) types, nearly 30% of the people have a college degree. Despite the high levels of education, the youth of the counties in this type shines through incidents involving alcohol and sexually transmitted infections. These communities report 2 percentage points more alcohol impaired driving deaths and 60 more cases of sexually transmitted disease per 100,000 population than the national averages. Physical health is not emphasized as much here as in other places, with adult obesity climbing 3 points above the national average and physical inactivity hovering above the average as well.

Adult Obesity

35% Obese Population

Percentage of adults that report a BMI of 30 or more

Vol. 3 2020-2021

Deaths of Despair Across America

The American Communities Project is undertaking a 30-month study of Deaths of Despair in its 15 community types.

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