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6 of the 10 Healthiest US Counties Are in One State

Colorado is doing something right
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 22, 2020 10:40 AM CDT

(Newser) – You can put good health habits into play no matter where you live, but some places just make it easier to adopt a healthy lifestyle. US News & World Report examined close to 3,000 counties (or county equivalents) across America, looking at more than 80 metrics across 10 categories: the environment; food and nutrition; public safety; community vitality (including how stable a community is); infrastructure; education; housing; the economy; equity (educational, health, income, and the like); and the health of a community's population, including such factors as access to care and health outcomes. Six of the top 10 listed come from Colorado, though a different Western state takes the No. 1 spot. Read on to see which communities rank highest:

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