Washington County ranks 44th overall among Iowa’s 99 counties according to the county health ranking. The rankings were determined by various categories including physical environment and social and economic factors. Washington’s best rank was 33rd in health behaviors, with such factors as smoking, obesity and teen birth rate. However, the county was 88th in physical environment, which included drinking water safety and access to healthy foods.
More information can be found at countyhealthrankings.org.