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Posted on: June 22, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Roanoke County Among Nation’s Healthiest Communities for 2022

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June 22, 2022 – Roanoke County has been recognized as No. 133 in the country by U.S. News & World Report in their 2022 Healthiest Communities ranking.

The County was ranked out of the top 500 Urban, High-Performing communities nationwide with an overall score of 75 across the study’s criteria. Roanoke County ranked 24 points higher than communities across Virginia and 14 points higher than national averages.

Healthiest Communities is an interactive platform developed by U.S. News & World Report, in collaboration with CVS Health. Accompanied by news, analysis and in-depth reporting, the platform features rankings drawn from an examination of nearly 3,000 counties on 89 health and health-related metrics in 10 categories.

Roanoke County’s rankings include better than average scores in the categories of population health, equity, education, economy, and infrastructure. 

In 2021, Roanoke County was ranked numnber 196 out of the top 500 Urban, High-Performing communities. 

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