California’s Healthiest Counties

Marin County has once again been named the healthiest county in California. This is the 12th year that Marin has taken the top spot on the 2022 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, which is compiled annually by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

The rankings are based on a variety of social and health factors including life expectancy; tobacco, alcohol and substance use; health care quality and access; air and water quality; childcare; jobs; and housing. The report’s authors hope lawmakers and public health officials will use the rankings to improve health outcomes for people across the state.

Rankings for all 58 California counties can be found here. Below are lists of the 10 best and worst performing counties.

Healthiest Counties      Least Healthy Counties
1. Marin 58. Imperial
2. San Mateo 57. Kern
3. Santa Clara  56. Merced
4. Placer 55. Tulare
5. San Francisco  54. Kings
6. Alameda  53. Del Norte
7. San Luis Obipso  52. Colusa
8. Nevada 51. Fresno
9. Contra Costa 50. Glenn 
10. Orange  49. Madera

If you liked these lists, be sure to check out the latest rankings of the healthiest cities in California from WalletHub.


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