Washtenaw: 5th healthiest county in Michigan
A new national report ranking U.S. counties based on health factors says Washtenaw County is the 5th healthiest county in Michigan.
Livingston County came in at number 4, behind Leelanau, Ottawa and Clinton counties.
The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps report was published this week by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
It ranks counties on criteria like the rate of people dying before age 75, high school graduation rates, access to healthier foods, air pollution levels, income and rates of smoking, obesity and teen births, according to its website.
Washtenaw County outperformed Michigan's average in all categories except air pollution-ozone days and access to healthy foods.
Wayne County ranked 81 out of 82 counties in Michigan, just ahead of Ontonagon. Keweenaw County was not rated.