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Yavapai Makes Top 500 List Of Healthiest Counties In The Nation

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The latest rankings by U.S. News & World Report list Yavapai County as among the nation’s 500 healthiest communities.

Coming in at 478, Yavapai’s ranking was based on factors including the economy, education, equity and community health. Nearly 3,000 counties were surveyed for the list. Yavapai also ranked 8th in the urban up-and-coming category for healthy behaviors and access to mental health care, among other things. The report also noted the average life expectancy in Yavapai County is nearly 79 years old.