See the Healthiest Communities data come to life with our interactive tools. You can measure how the dozens of social factors assessed in the Healthiest Communities analysis are tied to health, and find out how your community stacks up against its neighbors.
The Data Explorer is U.S. News’ hub for thousands of county-level data points across 10 categories: community vitality, equity, economy, education, environment, food and nutrition, population health, housing, public safety and infrastructure.
Examine regional trends with a heat map, compare county performance in a bar chart and use a bubble chart to see how different factors interact to create a healthy – or an unhealthy – community. Check out the Editor's Picks to get started.
Healthiest Communities is an interactive destination for consumers and policymakers,
developed by U.S. News & World Report in collaboration with the Aetna Foundation, an
independent charitable and philanthropic affiliate of CVS Health. Backed by in-depth
research and accompanied by news and analysis, the site features comprehensive rankings
drawn from an examination of nearly 3,000 counties and county equivalents on 81 metrics
across 10 categories, informing residents, health care leaders and officials about local
policies and practices that drive better health outcomes for all. Data were gathered and
analyzed by the University of Missouri Center for Applied Research and Engagement Systems (CARES).