Where’s the healthiest place to live in Washington? Check out the county rankings

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SEATTLE -- A study by the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps -- a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation -- on Wednesday released a study showing the healthiest counties in Washington.

King County ranked second in the state, while San Juan County was No. 1.

Snohomish County comes in at No. 4, followed by Whatcom County at No. 5. Thursday County comes in at seven, while Kitsap County is No. 9.

Pierce County, by the way, came in at No. 24 -- out of 39 counties in the state.

Residents in rural areas are "aging faster" than in urban areas. They also have higher rates of smoking, obesity, child poverty and teen pregnancy, while urban areas tend to have better access to health care and lower rates of premature death.

To read the entire ranking list, click here.

 

 

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