Where you live influences how well and how long you live, new rankings show. "Most likely, the change is about what happened in the state overall, rather than what our individual county did". Orange County was ranked 15, and Leon County came in at 16. Lawrence County Ranks 70th in the state in overall health.
Taking third and fourth place are Saline and Faulkner counties. "Ironically we would rather focus on the health factor number".
The Delaware State Report reveals that in Delaware, 18 percent of children live in poverty, compared to the USA rate of 20 percent. Results are calculated for each county and compared within each state and against top-performing communities across the nation.
The report also notes Allen County's health weaknesses: Adult smoking (19 percent); adult obesity (29 percent); alcohol-impaired driving deaths (32 percent); and sexually transmitted infections (545.5 per 100,000).
The Buncombe County Family Justice Center (FJC) is an example of a community partnership that has been instrumental in The Rankings. But the county's rank of 83 percent of ninth-graders who graduate within four years is far below the rate of 95 percent for top-performing counties.
'Whiteout': Third brutal winter storm blasts New England
Majority lost their service during the storm, but some haven't had power since the first destructive nor'easter roared in March 2. Snowfall rates reached 3 inches per hour at times and, combined with strong sustained winds, led to whiteout conditions.