St. Johns County in Florida is one of the healthiest places to live in the country!
According to the latest County Health Rankings, released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, St. Johns County has retained its ranking as the healthiest county in Florida.
It’s now the seventh straight year St. Johns County has ranked No. 1.
According to the 2018 rankings, the five healthiest counties in Florida are St. Johns, followed by Collier, Martin, Seminole and Miami-Dade.
The five counties in the poorest health are: Union, Putnam, Madison, Gadsden and Dixie.
St. Johns County received high marks for several of the categories considered in determining the rankings. In fact, the county was tops in the state in the subcategories of quality of life, and social and economic factors as well as No. 2 for clinical care.
In fact, the only area in which the county didn’t score well was in the subcategory of physical environment. That subcategory included factors like housing issues, where St. Johns County skews on the expensive side.
It also didn’t score well in the category of public transportation. St Johns County has very little public transportation.
Still, by most peoples measures, this is a fantastic place to live. The growth in population from about 125,000 in 2000 to about 235,000 in 2016 is a testament to that.
Access to quality medical care is good in the county as it has one of the lowest rates of premature deaths and an extremely small percentage of the population under 65 without health insurance (13 percent). St Johns County also has the lowest rate of children in poverty in the State Of Florida.
Ericka Burroughs-Girardi, a community coach with County Health Rankings, said St. Johns County’s success is about more than medical care.
“Having access to a doctor is certainly part of the story, but also having access to those other things that contribute to good health as well,” Burroughs-Girardi said. “Like having access to fresh food, having access to places to be active, that’s also helpful.”
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