Southeast Minnesota County Named One of The Healthiest In The Entire Country
U.S. News and World Report just released their annual ranking of America’s Healthiest Communities and three counties in Minnesota ranked near the top. One of those counties is here in southeast Minnesota. Now, you might immediately think it's Olmsted because of the Mayo Clinic, but you'd be wrong.
These rankings are based on way more than physical and mental health - they also looked at the health of the local economy and much more. 89 different factors were evaluated when ranking the health of America's counties including education, economy, community vitality, equity, infrastructure and public safety. Check out which Minnesota counties landed in the top 25 below.
Three Minnesota Counties Among the Healthiest In The Country
#25 Washington County, Minnesota
Washington county, population 267,568, scored well with economy, infrastructure, and population health. Stillwater is the county seat.
Washington county, Minnesota was named the 25th healthiest county in America.
#23 Dodge County, Minnesota
Dodge county was ranked 23rd and scored well in the infrastructure, equity, community vitality categories.
Dodge county's population is 20,867
#5 Carver County, Minnesota
Carver County was the highest ranked Minnesota county coming in at number 5.
Carver county, population 106,922, received a great score in the economy, population health, and education categories.
Several counties in neighboring states landed in the top 25. You can read the full report here. Los Alamos County, New Mexico was named the healthiest in the United States.
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