One Colorado county took home one of the top 5 spots when it came to the healthiest counties in America.

According to a new report from U.S. News and CVS Health, there are 22 counties in Colorado that are considered some of the healthiest in the United States.

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The Healthiest County In Colorado

Based on the report, Douglas County has been named the healthiest county in all of Colorado. Douglas County is part of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood metro and has been previously ranked No. 1 in a past edition of this same report. This year Douglas County was ranked as the 3rd healthiest county in America.

As of 2020, Douglas County had a population of 344,280. Douglas County received a population health score of 93. The county that took the number 1 spot is Los Alamos County, New Mexico, for the 3rd consecutive year.

Only 4.3% of the population is reported to have no health insurance, and remarkably the county only has a 9.8% smoking rate, while the national average is 20%. Those who live in Douglas County have a life expectancy rate of 84 years.

How Other Counties in Colorado Ranked

Broomfield County also appeared in the top 10 healthiest counties at number 9 with an overall population health score of 90.

Out of 500 counties in the U.S. ranked, 20 others were also listed:

  • #30 - Pitkin County
  • #51 - Boulder County
  • #53 - Routt County
  • #90 - San Miguel County
  • #99 - Elbert County
  • #109 - Jefferson County
  • #110 - Larimer County
  • #119 - Summit County
  • #157 - Gunnison County
  • #161 - Chaffee County
  • #209 - Eagle County
  • #238 - Phillips County
  • #245 - Rio Blanco County
  • #253 - Grand County
  • #264 - La Plata County
  • #265 - Arapahoe County
  • #315 - Teller County
  • #324 - Clear Creek County
  • #417 - Garfield County
  • #445 - Yuma County

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