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These 8 Counties Have the Healthiest People of All in Utah

Wow, Utah! Did you know that our state is ranked overall #5 in the nation for the healthiest residents? United Health Foundation’s annual report ranks states based on four categories: obesity, physical inactivity, smoking and diabetes.

CountyHealthRankings.org ranks the counties of each state, based on many factors in the following categories:

  • Length of life
  • Quality of life
  • Health behaviors
  • Clinical care
  • Social and economic factors
  • Physical environment

Utah has 29 counties; here are the top 8 healthiest overall. I’ve included some of each county’s most impressive statistics; check out the report for more thorough details on each county.

As I’ve already mentioned, Utah ranks very well overall for healthy residents, so even if your county isn’t on this list, odds are good that its residents are doing well. Here’s the rankings of the other counties in Utah:

  1. Salt Lake County
  2. Iron County
  3. Kane County
  4. Box Elder County
  5. Sanpete County
  6. Garfield County
  7. Juab County
  8. Weber County
  9. Beaver County
  10. Tooele County
  11. Millard County
  12. Piute County
  13. San Juan County
  14. Emery County
  15. Uintah County
  16. Sevier County
  17. Grand County
  18. Duchesne County
  19. Carbon County

Daggett and Rich Counties did not have adequate data to be ranked, where do you think they would be on this list? Did any of these surprise you? Which county do you live in and what makes it so healthy -an abundance of gyms, parks, or health food shops? Let us know!

Catherine Rees
Catherine is a lifelong resident of Utah. She's a writer, researcher and observer of the human condition.