Healthiest US counties in 2019: Where Michigan communities rank

Where do Michigan counties rank among the healthiest in America?

U.S. News released their 2019 Healthiest Communities Rankings this week, ranking nearly 3,000 counties on a range of categories.

  • Population health
  • Equity
  • Education
  • Economy
  • Housing
  • Food & nutrition
  • Environment
  • Public safety
  • Community vtality
  • Infrasturcture 

Related: 6 Michigan cities listed among worst places to live in US

Well, no Michigan county ranked that well on the list. Here's where local counties ranked in the top 500:

  • No. 92: Livingston County
  • No. 123: Leelanau County
  • No. 144: Grand Traverse County
  • No. 222: Oakland County
  • No. 235: Midland County
  • No. 257: Ottawa County
  • No. 299: Emmet County
  • No. 354: Clinton County
  • No. 391: Charlevoix County
  • No. 397: Washtenaw County
  • No. 426: Allegan County
  • No. 484: Marquette County
  • No. 495: Benzie County

The healthiest ranked counties were Douglas County (Colorado), Los Alamos County (New Mexico) and Falls Church (Virginia). Check the full list and breakdown here.

Related: 25 safest cities in Michigan in 2019

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