Healthiest Communities Rankings 2019

    Measuring health and wellness across the U.S. using 81 metrics

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    How well and how long you live are shaped by where you live. Local health outcomes are often driven by factors like a community’s economic performance, the strength of its education system, the availability and affordability of housing and myriad other elements that affect residents’ overall quality of life.

    Knowing how such factors interact to create a healthier community – or a sicker one – is an important first step toward targeting resources where they’ll do the most good. And geography offers a powerful lens through which to focus reform.

    The U.S. News Healthiest Communities rankings measure crucial health-related components of society with the aim of empowering citizens, health care leaders and officials to make decisions about policies and practices that can improve health outcomes for all. Guided by a pioneering framework developed by a committee appointed to advise the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the project scores nearly 3,000 counties on 81 indicators across 10 categories that drive overall community health. Population health and equity are the most heavily weighted categories, based on the assessments of more than a dozen leading experts on what matters most to a community’s health.

    Below are the 2019 rankings of the top 500 Healthiest Communities nationwide, and how they scored across each of the 10 categories on a scale of zero to 100.

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    RANK

    COUNTY

    POPULATION HEALTH

    EQUITY

    EDUCATION

    ECONOMY

    HOUSING

    FOOD & NUTRITION

    ENVIRONMENT

    PUBLIC SAFETY

    COMMUNITY VITALITY

    INFRASTRUCTURE

    1 Douglas County, Colorado 94.9 64.4 64.8 100 65.7 65.8 84.7 79.1 84 93.8
    2 Los Alamos County, New Mexico 100 83.3 66.7 73.2 88.5 61.5 91.8 75.4 72.1 86.7
    3 Falls Church city, Virginia 92.8 64.1 100 95 51.1 67.2 63.1 96.9 71.9 86.2
    4 Loudoun County, Virginia 90.7 51.7 81.1 100 56.1 67.4 64.1 87 83.3 72.8
    5 Broomfield County, Colorado 88.4 55.5 67.9 91.3 67.8 60.8 76.3 73.1 76.6 93.7
    6 Teton County, Wyoming 86.9 50.6 74 80 50.1 76.8 90.7 62.9 69.8 94.3
    7 Hamilton County, Indiana 88.1 60.8 76.3 92.2 70.7 42.4 60.5 62.4 79.7 83.9
    8 Carver County, Minnesota 83.3 51.4 71.3 91.9 67.9 47.7 72.3 77.5 76.3 81.2
    9 Delaware County, Ohio 84.5 65.1 75.6 85.2 71.9 41.3 60.1 66.4 80.1 79.4
    10 Howard County, Maryland 91.9 49.5 80.5 92.2 58 63.1 54.5 70.3 65.6 86.1
    11 Chaffee County, Colorado 83.8 61.7 42.7 56.1 67.9 82 96.8 81.9 82.6 73.6
    12 Morgan County, Utah 89.4 48.5 65.3 81.2 59.3 65.7 81.5 77.8 79.5 66.4
    13 Fairfax County, Virginia 95 43.5 78.6 92.4 55.2 68.6 68.8 74.9 53.7 83
    14 Routt County, Colorado 89.2 54.3 55.4 72.7 54.3 72.4 88.6 77.5 70.5 87.9
    15 Jefferson County, Montana 76.8 62.1 44.2 66.1 75.9 86.2 76.7 74.7 84.8 73.3
    16 Ozaukee County, Wisconsin 93.2 62.3 73.8 77.9 59.6 54.5 69.5 71.2 69.6 76.5
    17 San Miguel County, Colorado 90.9 57.7 59.8 68.7 29.6 95.2 91.9 74 68.3 81.2
    18 Fairfax city, Virginia 80.8 59.5 69 88.5 44.1 68.4 64.4 91.9 63.6 82.4
    19 Pitkin County, Colorado 91.4 42.7 57.5 74 41.5 78.4 97.9 83.3 68.9 84.8
    20 Boulder County, Colorado 92.5 27.5 67.1 87.4 53.3 72.1 83.4 77.4 61.4 92.4
    21 Washington County, Minnesota 84.9 57 70.1 87.9 59.7 44.3 64.5 72.9 70.6 86.2
    22 Williamson County, Tennessee 84.4 55.8 72.5 90.7 68.3 43.9 51.5 61.1 85.1 75.1
    23 Morris County, New Jersey 82.4 49.4 85.5 89.5 57.1 63.1 61 79.3 58.2 71.9
    24 Marin County, California 96.3 25.3 74.6 89.5 36.7 88.2 70.1 86.8 60 74.2
    25 Arlington County, Virginia 87.6 31.8 82.2 90 57.7 79.7 67.5 89 42.6 76.1
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    The 2019 Healthiest Communities rankings were created in collaboration with the Aetna Foundation, an independent charitable and philanthropic affiliate of CVS Health. The University of Missouri Center for Applied Research and Engagement Systems – a research institution skilled in understanding natural resource systems, public health risks and community health assessment – performed data collection and analysis.

    The overall rankings identify the top 500 Healthiest Communities in America, ranging from No. 1 Douglas County, Colorado, to No. 500 Sauk County, Wisconsin.

    Beyond the rankings, the Healthiest Communities platform offers data and insight on each of the nearly 3,000 communities evaluated, fostering insights and analysis that will educate and inform consumers and policymakers on what’s occurring in their communities. Users also can dive into the data with our interactive explorer tools.

    14.15%

    Population Health

    12.23%

    Equity

    12.15%

    Education

    11.08%

    Economy

    9.46%

    Housing

    8.77%

    Food & Nutrition

    8.62%

    Environment

    8.46%

    Public Safety

    7.62%

    Community Vitality

    7.46%

    Infrastructure

    Healthiest Communities Data Explorer

    Dive into the Healthiest Communities data with our interactive explorer tools. You can view existing charts, create your own with the 81 metrics used to discover the nation’s Healthiest Communities and draw county-to-county comparisons across the several categories.

    In addition to the overall national rankings, counties were divided into peer groups based on their urban-rural status and economic performance to allow for comparisons among similar communities.

    See the top 100 communities in each of the four peer groups:

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    Healthiest Communities is an interactive destination for consumers and policymakers, developed by U.S. News & World Report in collaboration with the Aetna Foundation, an independent charitable and philanthropic affiliate of CVS Health. Backed by in-depth research and accompanied by news and analysis, the site features comprehensive rankings drawn from an examination of nearly 3,000 counties and county equivalents on 81 metrics across 10 categories, informing residents, health care leaders and officials about local policies and practices that drive better health outcomes for all. Data were gathered and analyzed by the University of Missouri Center for Applied Research and Engagement Systems (CARES).

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