California’s Healthiest Counties Ranked by U.S. News & World Report

San Mateo has been ranked the healthiest county in California by U.S. News & World Report. The researchers incorporated new environmental health data in their 2022 rankings amid the growing threat from climate change.

U.S. News & World Report measured 3,000 U.S. counties and county equivalents against 89 metrics in 10 health or health-related categories. 

The ten categories were:

  1. Population Health: 14.2%
  2. Equity: 12.23%
  3. Education: 12.15%
  4. Economy: 11.1%
  5. Housing: 9.5%
  6. Food & Nutrition: 8.8%
  7. Environment: 8.6%
  8. Public Safety: 8.5%
  9. Community Vitality: 7.6%
  10. Infrastructure: 7.5%

These were the five healthiest counties in California:

  1. San Mateo
  2. Santa Clara
  3. Placer
  4. Marin
  5. Alameda

See full list and methodology here.

List and data were compiled by U.S. News & World Report and do not reflect statistics on all counties.


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Policy

Monday, August 15, 2022 - 08:43

The clock is ticking for San Francisco. The state made clear last week that it’s ready to go all the way to blunt the city’s notorious NIMBYism if changes aren’t made.