10 healthiest communities in the US

Los Alamos County in New Mexico is the healthiest community in the US, according to U.S. News & World Report's annual ranking of healthiest communities nationwide. 

To identify the healthiest communities, U.S. News & World Report scored nearly 3,000 counties on 84 metrics across the following 10 categories that drive overall community health: 

  • Population health 
  • Equity
  • Education
  • Economy 
  • Housing
  • Food and nutrition 
  • Environment
  • Public safety 
  • Community vitality 
  • Infrastructure 

Below are the 10 healthiest communities in the U.S. based on the analysis. 

1. Los Alamos County (N.M.) 

2. Douglas County (Colo.) 

3. Falls Church, 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.) 

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