MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Minnesota county just west of the Twin Cities area is among some of the healthiest counties in the United States, according to a recent ranking.
The U.S. News and World Report recently released its list of the top 500 healthiest communities nationwide, and Minnesota’s Carver County was listed as 11th.READ MORE: Group Files Lawsuit Over Potential Ballot Question On Replacing Minneapolis Police Dept.
The ranking determined the healthiest communities by looking at 10 major categories that drive community health, including population health, education, nutrition and housing. The counties were scored on a scale of zero to 100.
Carver County achieved higher scores in population health (82.4), education (85.4), economy (90.5) and infrastructure (81.9). Notably, the county had lower scores for equity (58.9) and food & nutrition (51.0)READ MORE: The Do's And Don'ts As Air Quality Alert Casts Pall Over Minnesota
No. 1 on the list was Los Alamos County in New Mexico, followed by Douglas County, Colorado. Check out the full list here.
It’s not the first time the county has been recognized for its community’s health. In 2018, the county was named the healthiest in the state.MORE NEWS: Minnesota Weather: Air Quality Alert Extended Due To ‘Unprecedented’ Conditions
Carver County includes cities such as Chaska, Chanhassen, Waconia and Victoria. The county borders Hennepin County.
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