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4 Wisconsin counties among top 100 healthiest counties in America

Posted at 11:18 AM, Sep 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-23 12:18:03-04

WISCONSIN — Four Wisconsin counties have made the list of the top 100 healthiest counties in America when it comes to education, economic performance, housing, and overall quality of life.

First and foremost, let us just preface this by saying this study has nothing to do with the COVID-19 pandemic, instead it looked at the overall health of counties economically.

U.S. News did a study looking at a community’s economic performance, the strength of its education system, the availability and affordability of housing and other elements that affect residents’ overall quality of life. From there, they listed U.S. counties based on their level of health.

Each county is given a ranking between 0 and 100 across 10 different categories. Those categories are population health, equity, education, economy, housing, food and nutrition, environment, public safety, community vitality, and infrastructure.

Within the top 100 counties with the best numbers, there are four Wisconsin counties.

First, coming in at No. 11 is Ozaukee County. The overall population health is listed at 92.1 with the other categories rankings ranging between 60 and 82.7.

A bit further down at No. 36 is Washington County, with overall population health of 82.9.

At No. 51 is Waukesha County, then St. Croix County at No. 97.

To read the study and see where your county falls, click here.

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