There are so many things that make Massachusetts a great place to live (great people, great education, great chowder, etc.), but this state is also a pretty healthy place to be. According to
County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, these are the 10 healthiest counties in Massachusetts based on longevity of life, and quality of life. Do you live in one of the healthiest places in Massachusetts? Check it out below!
As of the 2010 census, the population of Worcester County was 798,552, making it the second-most populous county in Massachusetts. Towns in the county include Fitchburg, Leominster, Clinton, Warren, and Boylston.
Plymouth County actually predates the Massachusetts Bay Colony, as it was created in 1685 by the Plymouth General Court, the legislature of Plymouth Colony. Towns in the county include Duxbury, Brockton, Bridgewater, Rochester, Plymouth, and Wareham.
As of the 2010 census, the population of Franklin County was 71,372, which makes it the least-populous county on the Massachusetts mainland. The county includes towns such as Greenfield, Deerfield, Warwick, Heath, and Leverett.
Cheers to Barnstable! Some cities in Barnstable are Centerville, Hyannis, Osterville, and Cotuit.
As of the 2010 census, the population of Essex County was was 743,159, making it the third-most populous county in Massachusetts. The county includes towns such as Lynn, Methuen, Newburyport, Haverhill, Lawrence, and Salem.
This county is named after the county Hampshire, in England. It includes towns such as Williamsburg, Hadley, Amherst, Belchertown, Pelham, and Westhampton.
Formerly known as North Wrentham, Norfolk broke away to become an independent town in 1870.
3. Dukes County
Dukes County comprises the Vineyard Haven, MA Micropolitan Statistical Area. The county consists of the island of Martha's Vineyard, Chappaquiddick Island, the Elizabeth Islands (including Cuttyhunk) and other associated islets.
Middlesex is the most populous county in all of New England. Some of the its cities are Cambridge, Malden, Medford, Somerville, Newton, Lowell, and Watertown.
This is the least populous county in Massachusetts (10,172 people) but it is also the healthiest! Way to go little island!
Runners-up: Berkshire, Bristol, Suffolk, and Hampden. It’s great to be a healthy Bay-Stater! Did your county make it? Share with your friends and let us know in the comments!
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