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Old 12-28-2018, 09:45 AM
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1. Olmsted County, Minnesota
2. San Francisco County, California
3. Winnishiek County, Iowa
4. San Mateo County, California
5. Summit County, Colorado
6. Santa Clara County, California
7. Marin County, California
8. Ouray County, Colorado
9. Fairfax County, Virginia
10. King County, Washington
11. Montgomery County, Maryland
12. Falls Church City, Virginia
13. Maui County, Hawaii
14. Sedgwick County, Colorado
15. Hamilton County, Nebraska
16. Arlington County, Virginia
17. Johnson County, Iowa
18. Cook County, Minnesota
19. Sioux County, Iowa
20. Kauai County, Hawaii

Any surprises? Who knew Iowans were so health focused.

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Old 12-28-2018, 11:06 AM
Location: Mars City
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Someone's got something to sell. And you're buying it, hook-line-sinker.

I don't believe that data for one moment. Looking at the two states I'm very familiar with, they've got one at the top of "healthiness", and the other near the bottom. In reality though, they should be reversed.

"Healthiness" isn't just physical. There's also cultural health (as in developed and rich), economic health (supporting a strong and diverse economic base), attitudinal health (happiness and fun), and connective health (how well people relate to and connect with each other).

Where I am currently, the physical part is there, but the other factors are grossly lacking, and the net sum isn't healthy at all. But on the map it shows a stupid deep blue. My previous location was strong in each area, and yet on their flawed map it's red. Nice...

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Old 12-28-2018, 11:20 AM
Location: Arvada, CO
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Sedgwick County, CO is at the far NE corner of the state, and has less than 3,000 people.

It's anchored by Julesburg, which is a tiny town with nothing going on besides people passing by on I-76 (it does have a few motels).

Seems this methodology relies only on data, much of which could be insufficient or inaccurately weighted (Olmsted County, MN is where the Mayo Clinic is located, so of course it's going to have an inordinate amount of doctors.....but are the people healthy/happy/productive?).
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Old 12-28-2018, 11:43 AM
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Not surprised. Interesting list.
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