This Utah county is ranked among the healthiest U.S. communities in 2021

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UTAH (ABC4) – A Utah county has been ranked among the healthiest U.S. communities for 2021.

On Tuesday, U.S. News released its Healthiest Communities for 2021, which analyzes the health and well-being in thousands of counties and county-equivalents across the nation. Nearly 3,000 county and county-equivalents were assessed in 84 metrics across 10 key categories, like population health, public safety, equity, food and nutrition, and infrastructure.

Los Alamos County in New Mexico topped the list for the second year in a row. Morgan County, located between Ogden and Park City, made the list, landed in the 9th spot for healthiest communities, up from 19th in 2020.

Here are the top 10 healthiest communities in America:

  1. Los Alamos County, New Mexico
  2. Douglas County, Colorado
  3. Falls Church, Virginia
  4. Loudoun County, Virginia
  5. Broomfield County, Colorado
  6. San Miguel County, Colorado
  7. Pitkin County, Colorado
  8. Howard County, Maryland
  9. Morgan County, Utah
  10. Routt County, Colorado

According to U.S. News, here is how Morgan County ranked, out of 100 points, across the 10 categories:

  • Population Health: 80
  • Equity: 90
  • Education: 65
  • Economy: 78
  • Housing: 74
  • Food & Nutrition: 65
  • Environment: 70
  • Public Safety: 66
  • Community Vitality: 78
  • Infrastructure: 67

Outside of the top 10, here is how other Utah counties ranked:

  • Davis County: 42nd
  • Wasatch County: 53rd
  • Summit County: 58th
  • Utah County: 98th
  • Box Elder County: 179th
  • Cache County: 364th
  • Sevier County: 366th
  • Washington County: 390th
  • Kane County: 407th
  • Tooele County: 444th
  • Salt Lake County: 448th
  • Weber County: 454th

For the full rankings, click here.

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