Healthiest Counties

Where are the healthiest people living in East Tennessee? Blount County was ranked as the 4th healthiest county.  Knox County was #14.

 

At the bottom of the list, Campbell County came in at #94.  Grundy County was the state's unhealthiest county, ranked #95.

 

You can see how your county ranked here.

 

Residents of the nation's least healthy counties die at twice the rate of those living in their states' healthiest counties, despite a major improvement in the rate of premature deaths, according to a national survey of county health statistics released Wednesday.


In general, a state's healthiest county tends to be in a suburban area characterized by higher-income residents, while the least healthy counties have higher concentrations of poor residents, who often have worse eating and exercise habits.

 

Courtesy of WBIR