This week the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released its annual rankings report for the healthiest counties in each state.
Loudoun County residents should take pride knowing that their county is #2 in the state of Virginia! Fairfax County came in first, with Arlington behind at #3.
Since 2010 the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has published its County Health Rankings & Roadmaps report. For the last three years Loudoun County has ranked third in the state. Arlington, who has held strong as the second healthiest county since 2010, slipped down to third this year moving Loudoun County one step closer to becoming the healthiest county in Virginia.
The Rankings are compiled using county-level statistics from various state and national data sources. They are calculated based on a variety of factors such as health behaviors, social and economic factors, and physical environment. Loudoun County came in second overall for healthy outcomes and health factors, having the lowest mortality rate in the state—measured as deaths before age 75.
The county also ranked first for social and economic factors, covering such details as community safety, education, employment, family and social support and income. Further good news for Loudoun—the county boasts a high school graduation rate of 95%, and 83% of its residents have some college education, which is 13% above the national average and 16% above the state.