How New York counties rank on health

Nassau County is the second-healthiest county in the state, and Suffolk is ranked 16th.

Nassau County is the second-healthiest county in the state, and Suffolk is ranked 16th, according to the annual county health rankings prepared by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

Here are the overall health outcome rankings for New York's 62 counties, along with rankings for all the health factors studied. Quality of life is measured by self-reported health status (the percentage of people reporting poor or fair health and the number of physically and mentally unhealthy days within the last 30 days) and the percentage of low birth weight for newborns. The overall "Health Factors" include health behaviors (tobacco use, diet & exercise, alcohol & drug use, sexual activity), clinical care (access to care, quality of care), social and economic factors (education, employment, income, family & social support, community safety), and the physical environment (air & water quality, housing & transit).

How the counties ranked

Long Island's two counties have been highlighted in this table, along with the city's five boroughs and Westchester. The table is arranged by the ranking for all health outcomes. To re-sort the table by one of the other seven measures available, just click on the column heading you are interested in, and if you want just an alphabetical listing, click on the "County or Borough" heading. And you can read more about the health rankings here.

County or Borough All Health Outcomes All Health Factors Length of Life Quality of Life Health Behaviors Clinical Care Social and Economic Factors Physical Environment
County or Borough Rockland All Health Outcomes 1 All Health Factors 6 Length of Life 3 Quality of Life 3 Health Behaviors 3 Clinical Care 15 Social and Economic Factors 13 Physical Environment 61
County or Borough Nassau All Health Outcomes 2 All Health Factors 1 Length of Life 5 Quality of Life 13 Health Behaviors 1 Clinical Care 3 Social and Economic Factors 3 Physical Environment 59
County or Borough Westchester All Health Outcomes 3 All Health Factors 4 Length of Life 2 Quality of Life 19 Health Behaviors 2 Clinical Care 17 Social and Economic Factors 6 Physical Environment 60
County or Borough Saratoga All Health Outcomes 4 All Health Factors 2 Length of Life 6 Quality of Life 4 Health Behaviors 11 Clinical Care 7 Social and Economic Factors 1 Physical Environment 49
County or Borough Manhattan All Health Outcomes 5 All Health Factors 12 Length of Life 1 Quality of Life 30 Health Behaviors 6 Clinical Care 4 Social and Economic Factors 31 Physical Environment 52
County or Borough Putnam All Health Outcomes 6 All Health Factors 3 Length of Life 7 Quality of Life 7 Health Behaviors 7 Clinical Care 22 Social and Economic Factors 2 Physical Environment 41
County or Borough Hamilton All Health Outcomes 7 All Health Factors 18 Length of Life 27 Quality of Life 1 Health Behaviors 15 Clinical Care 26 Social and Economic Factors 40 Physical Environment 2
County or Borough Queens All Health Outcomes 8 All Health Factors 27 Length of Life 4 Quality of Life 36 Health Behaviors 4 Clinical Care 61 Social and Economic Factors 22 Physical Environment 48
County or Borough Ontario All Health Outcomes 9 All Health Factors 11 Length of Life 15 Quality of Life 6 Health Behaviors 27 Clinical Care 11 Social and Economic Factors 5 Physical Environment 39
County or Borough Essex All Health Outcomes 10 All Health Factors 13 Length of Life 10 Quality of Life 20 Health Behaviors 14 Clinical Care 16 Social and Economic Factors 21 Physical Environment 9
County or Borough Tompkins All Health Outcomes 11 All Health Factors 5 Length of Life 11 Quality of Life 14 Health Behaviors 8 Clinical Care 1 Social and Economic Factors 8 Physical Environment 26
County or Borough Livingston All Health Outcomes 12 All Health Factors 16 Length of Life 12 Quality of Life 12 Health Behaviors 21 Clinical Care 23 Social and Economic Factors 16 Physical Environment 43
County or Borough Dutchess All Health Outcomes 13 All Health Factors 9 Length of Life 9 Quality of Life 22 Health Behaviors 9 Clinical Care 25 Social and Economic Factors 9 Physical Environment 55
County or Borough Yates All Health Outcomes 14 All Health Factors 34 Length of Life 31 Quality of Life 2 Health Behaviors 22 Clinical Care 56 Social and Economic Factors 32 Physical Environment 25
County or Borough Madison All Health Outcomes 15 All Health Factors 23 Length of Life 18 Quality of Life 8 Health Behaviors 26 Clinical Care 30 Social and Economic Factors 23 Physical Environment 30
County or Borough Suffolk All Health Outcomes 16 All Health Factors 8 Length of Life 17 Quality of Life 16 Health Behaviors 5 Clinical Care 33 Social and Economic Factors 4 Physical Environment 38
County or Borough Brooklyn All Health Outcomes 17 All Health Factors 53 Length of Life 8 Quality of Life 44 Health Behaviors 12 Clinical Care 60 Social and Economic Factors 53 Physical Environment 58
County or Borough Orange All Health Outcomes 18 All Health Factors 20 Length of Life 13 Quality of Life 31 Health Behaviors 16 Clinical Care 46 Social and Economic Factors 14 Physical Environment 54
County or Borough Cayuga All Health Outcomes 19 All Health Factors 46 Length of Life 26 Quality of Life 11 Health Behaviors 46 Clinical Care 47 Social and Economic Factors 36 Physical Environment 34
County or Borough Schoharie All Health Outcomes 20 All Health Factors 35 Length of Life 20 Quality of Life 18 Health Behaviors 32 Clinical Care 37 Social and Economic Factors 38 Physical Environment 33
County or Borough Warren All Health Outcomes 21 All Health Factors 10 Length of Life 28 Quality of Life 9 Health Behaviors 20 Clinical Care 2 Social and Economic Factors 15 Physical Environment 15
County or Borough Albany All Health Outcomes 22 All Health Factors 7 Length of Life 16 Quality of Life 34 Health Behaviors 13 Clinical Care 5 Social and Economic Factors 7 Physical Environment 42
County or Borough Columbia All Health Outcomes 23 All Health Factors 14 Length of Life 40 Quality of Life 5 Health Behaviors 17 Clinical Care 45 Social and Economic Factors 12 Physical Environment 10
County or Borough Wyoming All Health Outcomes 24 All Health Factors 36 Length of Life 24 Quality of Life 17 Health Behaviors 49 Clinical Care 39 Social and Economic Factors 20 Physical Environment 37
County or Borough Delaware All Health Outcomes 25 All Health Factors 48 Length of Life 25 Quality of Life 21 Health Behaviors 33 Clinical Care 43 Social and Economic Factors 54 Physical Environment 35
County or Borough Lewis All Health Outcomes 26 All Health Factors 45 Length of Life 42 Quality of Life 10 Health Behaviors 48 Clinical Care 35 Social and Economic Factors 43 Physical Environment 12
County or Borough Tioga All Health Outcomes 27 All Health Factors 22 Length of Life 29 Quality of Life 26 Health Behaviors 28 Clinical Care 38 Social and Economic Factors 19 Physical Environment 8
County or Borough Staten Island All Health Outcomes 28 All Health Factors 21 Length of Life 14 Quality of Life 57 Health Behaviors 10 Clinical Care 27 Social and Economic Factors 28 Physical Environment 57
County or Borough Clinton All Health Outcomes 29 All Health Factors 41 Length of Life 21 Quality of Life 40 Health Behaviors 54 Clinical Care 41 Social and Economic Factors 35 Physical Environment 1
County or Borough Rensselaer All Health Outcomes 30 All Health Factors 17 Length of Life 22 Quality of Life 38 Health Behaviors 29 Clinical Care 34 Social and Economic Factors 11 Physical Environment 47
County or Borough Ulster All Health Outcomes 31 All Health Factors 26 Length of Life 36 Quality of Life 24 Health Behaviors 18 Clinical Care 49 Social and Economic Factors 18 Physical Environment 53
County or Borough Otsego All Health Outcomes 32 All Health Factors 15 Length of Life 39 Quality of Life 23 Health Behaviors 24 Clinical Care 12 Social and Economic Factors 24 Physical Environment 29
County or Borough Jefferson All Health Outcomes 33 All Health Factors 51 Length of Life 30 Quality of Life 32 Health Behaviors 60 Clinical Care 31 Social and Economic Factors 48 Physical Environment 18
County or Borough Onondaga All Health Outcomes 34 All Health Factors 19 Length of Life 34 Quality of Life 28 Health Behaviors 31 Clinical Care 6 Social and Economic Factors 25 Physical Environment 28
County or Borough Washington All Health Outcomes 35 All Health Factors 42 Length of Life 32 Quality of Life 29 Health Behaviors 43 Clinical Care 42 Social and Economic Factors 27 Physical Environment 50
County or Borough Franklin All Health Outcomes 36 All Health Factors 56 Length of Life 19 Quality of Life 55 Health Behaviors 62 Clinical Care 13 Social and Economic Factors 59 Physical Environment 17
County or Borough Seneca All Health Outcomes 37 All Health Factors 38 Length of Life 47 Quality of Life 15 Health Behaviors 42 Clinical Care 44 Social and Economic Factors 26 Physical Environment 32
County or Borough Steuben All Health Outcomes 38 All Health Factors 31 Length of Life 38 Quality of Life 35 Health Behaviors 41 Clinical Care 21 Social and Economic Factors 33 Physical Environment 24
County or Borough Monroe All Health Outcomes 39 All Health Factors 24 Length of Life 23 Quality of Life 52 Health Behaviors 23 Clinical Care 8 Social and Economic Factors 37 Physical Environment 14
County or Borough Allegany All Health Outcomes 40 All Health Factors 49 Length of Life 33 Quality of Life 42 Health Behaviors 56 Clinical Care 29 Social and Economic Factors 50 Physical Environment 36
County or Borough St. Lawrence All Health Outcomes 41 All Health Factors 57 Length of Life 37 Quality of Life 47 Health Behaviors 47 Clinical Care 48 Social and Economic Factors 60 Physical Environment 27
County or Borough Genesee All Health Outcomes 42 All Health Factors 29 Length of Life 48 Quality of Life 27 Health Behaviors 44 Clinical Care 40 Social and Economic Factors 10 Physical Environment 44
County or Borough Greene All Health Outcomes 43 All Health Factors 43 Length of Life 43 Quality of Life 41 Health Behaviors 19 Clinical Care 55 Social and Economic Factors 41 Physical Environment 45
County or Borough Fulton All Health Outcomes 44 All Health Factors 58 Length of Life 41 Quality of Life 50 Health Behaviors 55 Clinical Care 54 Social and Economic Factors 57 Physical Environment 7
County or Borough Herkimer All Health Outcomes 45 All Health Factors 44 Length of Life 55 Quality of Life 33 Health Behaviors 45 Clinical Care 24 Social and Economic Factors 42 Physical Environment 23
County or Borough Chenango All Health Outcomes 46 All Health Factors 30 Length of Life 58 Quality of Life 25 Health Behaviors 40 Clinical Care 32 Social and Economic Factors 30 Physical Environment 5
County or Borough Cortland All Health Outcomes 47 All Health Factors 28 Length of Life 49 Quality of Life 39 Health Behaviors 38 Clinical Care 14 Social and Economic Factors 34 Physical Environment 3
County or Borough Schuyler All Health Outcomes 48 All Health Factors 40 Length of Life 53 Quality of Life 37 Health Behaviors 25 Clinical Care 50 Social and Economic Factors 45 Physical Environment 6
County or Borough Oneida All Health Outcomes 49 All Health Factors 37 Length of Life 44 Quality of Life 49 Health Behaviors 36 Clinical Care 18 Social and Economic Factors 47 Physical Environment 31
County or Borough Oswego All Health Outcomes 50 All Health Factors 59 Length of Life 52 Quality of Life 43 Health Behaviors 58 Clinical Care 36 Social and Economic Factors 58 Physical Environment 40
County or Borough Wayne All Health Outcomes 51 All Health Factors 39 Length of Life 45 Quality of Life 51 Health Behaviors 53 Clinical Care 53 Social and Economic Factors 17 Physical Environment 13
County or Borough Orleans All Health Outcomes 52 All Health Factors 54 Length of Life 50 Quality of Life 45 Health Behaviors 57 Clinical Care 59 Social and Economic Factors 44 Physical Environment 21
County or Borough Schenectady All Health Outcomes 53 All Health Factors 25 Length of Life 46 Quality of Life 54 Health Behaviors 30 Clinical Care 9 Social and Economic Factors 29 Physical Environment 19
County or Borough Montgomery All Health Outcomes 54 All Health Factors 60 Length of Life 56 Quality of Life 48 Health Behaviors 50 Clinical Care 57 Social and Economic Factors 61 Physical Environment 16
County or Borough Chemung All Health Outcomes 55 All Health Factors 47 Length of Life 59 Quality of Life 46 Health Behaviors 52 Clinical Care 20 Social and Economic Factors 55 Physical Environment 4
County or Borough Erie All Health Outcomes 56 All Health Factors 32 Length of Life 51 Quality of Life 58 Health Behaviors 35 Clinical Care 10 Social and Economic Factors 39 Physical Environment 56
County or Borough Broome All Health Outcomes 57 All Health Factors 33 Length of Life 57 Quality of Life 53 Health Behaviors 37 Clinical Care 19 Social and Economic Factors 46 Physical Environment 11
County or Borough Niagara All Health Outcomes 58 All Health Factors 52 Length of Life 61 Quality of Life 59 Health Behaviors 51 Clinical Care 51 Social and Economic Factors 49 Physical Environment 46
County or Borough Chautauqua All Health Outcomes 59 All Health Factors 55 Length of Life 62 Quality of Life 56 Health Behaviors 59 Clinical Care 28 Social and Economic Factors 56 Physical Environment 22
County or Borough Cattaraugus All Health Outcomes 60 All Health Factors 61 Length of Life 54 Quality of Life 61 Health Behaviors 61 Clinical Care 58 Social and Economic Factors 52 Physical Environment 20
County or Borough Sullivan All Health Outcomes 61 All Health Factors 50 Length of Life 60 Quality of Life 60 Health Behaviors 34 Clinical Care 52 Social and Economic Factors 51 Physical Environment 51
County or Borough Bronx All Health Outcomes 62 All Health Factors 62 Length of Life 35 Quality of Life 62 Health Behaviors 39 Clinical Care 62 Social and Economic Factors 62 Physical Environment 62

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