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Healthy counties - Hint: Philly is last

The following table is from the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program, which is a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The County Health Rankings are based on a variety of measures, such as: the rate of people dying before age 75, high school graduation rates, unemployment, limited access to healthy foods, air and water quality, income, and rates of smoking, obesity and teen births. We've pulled the data for Pennsylvania and New Jersey counties. We started with New Jersey, because it's the shortest of the two tables. :)

Healthy counties - Hint: Philly is last

Philadelphia Magazine´s March cover story, "Being White in Philly," has received an immense amount of criticism and backlash from readers and the national media.
Philadelphia Magazine's March cover story, "Being White in Philly," has received an immense amount of criticism and backlash from readers and the national media.

The following table is from the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program, which is a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The County Health Rankings are based on a variety of measures, such as: the rate of people dying before age 75, high school graduation rates, unemployment, limited access to healthy foods, air and water quality, income, and rates of smoking, obesity and teen births. We've pulled the data for Pennsylvania and New Jersey counties.  We started with New Jersey, because it's the shortest of the two tables. :)

Here's a full story on the ranking in Pennsylvania.

Rank
NJ Counties
1 Hunterdon
2 Morris
3 Somerset
4 Bergen
5 Middlesex
6 Monmouth
7 Sussex
8 Ocean
9 Warren
10 Union
11 Burlington
12 Mercer
13 Gloucester
14 Passaic
15 Hudson
16 Cape May
17 Atlantic
18 Camden
       
Rank
PA Counties
1 Chester
2 Union
3 Centre
4 Cumberland
5 Snyder
6 Montgomery
7 Juniata
8 Lancaster
9 Bucks
10 Butler
11 Pike
12 Adams
13 Lebanon
14 Franklin
15 Tioga
16 Lycoming
17 Berks
18 Lehigh
19 York
20 Clinton
21 Huntingdon
22 Montour
23 Westmoreland
24 Bedford
25 Northampton
26 Clarion
27 Bradford
28 Fulton
29 Cameron
30 Wayne
31 Monroe
32 Crawford
33 Armstrong
34 Clearfield
35 Somerset
36 Indiana
37 Venango
38 Washington
39 Mifflin
40 Warren
41 Delaware
42 Carbon
43 Northumberland
44 Beaver
45 Columbia
46 Allegheny
47 Dauphin
48 McKean
49 Erie
50 Perry
51 Mercer
52 Susquehanna
53 Schuylkill
54 Wyoming
55 Potter
56 Blair
57 Luzerne
58 Lackawanna
59 Lawrence
60 Jefferson
61 Elk
62 Cambria
63 Forest
64 Sullivan
65 Greene
66 Fayette
67 Philadelphia

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