Los Alamos County in New Mexico topped the 2020 Healthiest Communities Rankings released by U.S. News & World Report and Aetna Foundation.

Guided by a pioneering framework developed by a committee appointed to advise the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the project scores nearly 3,000 counties on 84 indicators across 10 categories that drive overall community health. Population health and equity are the most heavily weighted categories, based on the assessments of more than a dozen leading experts on what matters most to a community’s health.

Rounding out the Top 10 counties were Douglas County, CO; Falls Church City, VA; Broomfield County, CO; Routt County, CO; Loudoun County, VA; Pitkin County, CO; Carver County, MN; Summit County, CO; and San Miguel County, CO.

The Top 500 list is here.

Photo courtesy Los Alamos County, NM