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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
Here Are the Healthiest Counties in America
Head to these 10 spots for a healthy lifestyle.   (Getty Images/monkeybusinessimages)

(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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  1. Los Alamos County, NM
  2. Douglas County, Colo.
  3. Falls Church (independent city), Va.
  4. Broomfield County, Colo.
  5. Routt County, Colo.
  6. Loudoun County, Va.
  7. Pitkin County, Colo.
  8. Carver County, Minn.
  9. Summit County, Colo.
  10. San Miguel County, Colo.
See the full ranking here. (Here are the healthiest US cities.)

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