How Does Your City Rank?


When eyeing a new place to live, you can investigate how good the public schools are, how environmentally-friendly the town is and how its inhabitants lean politically. Now you can check out a city's overall heath thanks to County Health Rankings, a collaborative nonprofit study project between the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a health care research think tank in Princeton, N.J. You can easily access information ranging from air pollutant levels to teen birth rate to liquor store density for nearly every county across the US. Based on measuring how long people in each county live (mortality) as well as how healthy they feel (morbidity), the study serves as an indicator of each county's quality of life.

Here are some fun facts: