The County Health Rankings rank the overall health of nearly every county in all 50 states. The Rankings allow counties to see how well they are doing on 29 factors that influence health, including smoking, high school graduation rates, employment, physical inactivity, and access to healthy foods.
The Rankings provide county-to-county comparisons within a state. Nationally, this year’s Rankings show that people living in the least healthy counties are twice as likely to have shorter lives as people living in the healthiest counties. Unhealthy counties also have twice as many children living in poverty and twice as many teen births as the healthiest counties. This year’s Rankings also feature several new measures including housing, transportation, and access to mental health providers.
Barron County ranks in the top half for health outcomes (25) and in the bottom quarter for health factors (55). Barron ranks near the middle of Wisconsin counties for clinical care (33) and in the bottom half for social and economic factors (45). Barron County ranks in the bottom quarter for health behaviors (61) and physical environment (63).