2015 County Health Rankings

Posted by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on June 8, 2015

Philadelphia ranks last among PA counties in health outcomes

Philadelphia ranks last among Pennsylvania’s 67 counties in basic health outcomes, such as physical activity and early death, according to the annual County Health Rankings published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.


Chester County ranked second, after Union County in central Pennsylvania. Montgomery County ranked fourth.

Counties were rated for 29 factors associated with health, including smoking, employment levels, “physical inactivity,” food-supply access, poverty and high-school completion rates.

The least-healthy counties in the state, starting with the worst, are Philadelphia and four rural Appalachian counties: Forest, Fayette, Greene and Sullivan.

To view the data for Pennsylvania, go here.


For New Jersey data, go here.


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