Orange County Among Nation’s Healthiest
Three North Carolina counties are among the healthiest communities in the United States, according to a report released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report. Wake, Orange and Polk counties were among the top 500 healthiest U.S. cities and counties. Wake placed 215th, Orange placed 298th, and Polk was 438th. To compile the rankings, U.S. News looked at 84 data sources across 10 health-related categories, including housing, food and nutrition, environment and education.