This map of the United States shows the counties in every state that has the best and worst quality of life.
The scores for each county are based on the people’s physical and mental health, as well as their overall state of health. The top five best and worst U.S. counties to live in are listed, as well as the best and worst inhabitable counties of each of the 50 U.S. states.
The number-one place to live in the U.S. is Colorado’s Douglas County, with only a few of its population with a poor or fair state of health, at 8 percent. This is due in part to the relaxing and recreational natural wonders around the area. The county also has a high median household income, which is the same case for the rest of the top five liveable counties.
Counties with the worst quality of life earned the status because of poverty, consequences of failed industries, or high death rates. The worst county to live in is East Carroll County in Louisiana, with 38 percent of its people with poor or fair health.
These books explain how life is like for Americans coming from different perspectives:
- Social Problems and the Quality of Life
- Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story
- The Master Plan: My Journey from Life in Prison to a Life of Purpose
- Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life
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