Cape, Islands Among Nation's Healthiest Counties

The Cape and Islands are well represented in the latest U.S. News & World Report list of the top 500 healthiest counties in the country. Ten Massachusetts counties made the list with five breaking the top 100 healthiest and one ranked as the fifth healthiest county in the country.

Dukes County checks in at number 5 on the list with Barnstable County at #50 and Nantucket County at #65.

The rankings were compiled by evaluating how communities performed across 80 metrics in 10 categories: population health, equity, education, economy, housing, food and nutrition, environment, public safety, community vitality and infrastructure.

According to U.S. News & World Report, Falls Church City, Virginia tops the list, followed by Douglas County, Colorado; Broomfield County, Colorado and Los Alamos County, New Mexico rounding out the top four.


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