Montgomery County Once Again Places Among 500 Healthiest Communities in Nation

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Montgomery County has been recognized as one of the nation’s 500 healthiest communities by U.S. News & World Report.

To determine which communities in the country are the healthiest, U.S. News & World Report in collaboration with CVS Health compared more than 3,000 counties and county-equivalents based on how they performed in 10 categories that drive community health. Population health weighted the highest.

Montgomery County ranked at No. 80 with an overall population health score of 80. The county improved significantly compared to last year when it ranked at No. 93.

Montgomery County boasts a life expectancy of 80.9 years, which is significantly higher than the national median of 77.5 years. The county also has a low smoking rate of 14.9 percent, below the national median of 20 percent. Meanwhile, the number of people with no health insurance is at 4.9 percent, compared to 11 percent nationwide.

Other metrics that helped Montgomery County rank among the top 100 in the nation include a median household income of $91,456, which is significantly above the national median, and a poverty rate of 5.8 percent, which is less than half of the national median.

See the full ranking at U.S. News & World Report.