See Where Chester County Ranks Among Healthiest Communities in Nation

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Chester County has once again ranked among the 500 healthiest communities in the nation, this time making it into the top 100, according to a new ranking published by U.S. News & World Report

The annual ranking measures close to 3,000 counties and county equivalents on 89 metrics across the ten categories that drive overall community health. The most heavily weighted categories are population health and equity. Education, economy, and housing are some of the other categories that are considered. 

Chester County broke into the top 100 at No. 92 with an overall population health score of 82 and an equity score of 43. The county improved fourteen places compared to last year, when it ranked at No. 106. 

Chester County has a life expectancy of 81.4 years, which is significantly higher than the national average of 77.5 years. It has a smoking rate of 13.7, which is lower than the national median of 20 percent. 

There are also just 5.9 percent of people with no health insurance, compared to the national average of 11 percent. 

Read more about the healthiest communities in the nation at the U.S. News & World Report.

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