A new study has ranked Seattle as the second healthiest city in the country.
The study, conducted by personal finance website WalletHub, compared more than 170 of the largest cities in the US. UU In 42 key metrics. The criteria ranged from the cost of a medical visit to the consumption of fruits and vegetables and fitness clubs per capita.
When the scores of all the criteria were added, Seattle won the second best place in the nation. San Francisco ranked first, while San Diego ranked third, Portland, Oregon, ranked fourth and Washington, DC, was fifth.
Seattle ranked first in its proportion of physically active adults and second in green spaces. The city also has the third career track per capita.
Seattle also scored well above average in other categories (average score is 87):
- 27 – Mental health counselors per capita
- Seventh: proportion of adults who eat enough fruits / vegetables per day
- 7th – Healthy Restaurants per capita
- 33 – Dietitians and nutritionists per capita
The neighboring cities of Washington did not fare so well in the study, but they were still above average.
Vancouver ranked 49th, Tacoma ranked 69th and Spokane ranked 73rd. The study also found that Tacoma is linked with five other cities for having the highest cost of medical care.
Portland, Oregon, ranked first for having the healthiest restaurants per capita.
See the full results of the study and methodology here …