Congratulations residents of Douglas County! You live in the Colorado County ranked healthiest in the state.
According to the 2018 “County Health Rankings” report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Douglas County Colorado ranks No. 1 for overall health outcomes for the third consecutive year. The County has been ranked by the Foundation as one of the top two healthiest Colorado Counties since 2011.
The Foundation compared data over an expansive range of fields, including health outcomes like length and quality of life, as well as health factors such as education; access to locations for physical activities; alcohol, drug and tobacco use; obesity rates; teen birth rates; and more.
“What a privilege it is to serve on a governing Board for a County whose residents so consistently demonstrate the state’s top rankings in overall health outcomes and behaviors,” said Douglas County Commissioner and Board Chair David Weaver, on behalf of the Board.
Douglas County residents, for example, rank highest in length of life, have the highest quality of life, the top health behaviors and the top set of social and economic factors, which look at education, employment and income.
For more information on the study – which weighs health and demographic factors for all 64 Colorado counties – and to see the complete rankings, please visit www.countyhealthrankings.org
Below are the top 20 healthiest communities in the U.S., according to the new rankings:
1. Falls Church city, Virginia
2. Douglas County, Colorado
3. Broomfield County, Colorado
4. Los Alamos County, New Mexico
5. Dukes County, Massachusetts
6. Fairfax city, Virginia
7. Hamilton County, Indiana
8. Routt County, Colorado
9. Ouray County, Colorado
10. Loudoun County, Virginia
11. Ozaukee County, Wisconsin
12. Delaware County, Ohio
13. Carver County, Minnesota
14. Sublette County, Wyoming
15. Washington County, Minnesota
16. Rockingham County, New Hampshire
17. Grand County, Colorado
18. Norfolk County, Massachusetts
19. Teton County, Wyoming
20. Howard County, Maryland
For the complete list and to see how your community stacks up, check out the full report.