Study names Williamson County healthiest in state
Williamson County was recently named the healthiest county in Tennessee, according to a study conducted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
“The rankings look at the big picture because where we live is important to our health,” said Kate Konkle, assistant researcher at the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.
Williamson County was ranked No. 1 in both health outcomes, which includes quality and length of life, and in health factors, which deal with factors that impact health later in life.
“One thing that stands out for Williamson County’s ranking is the high school graduation rate which is really high at 92 percent. Education and employment are definitely linked with good health trends,” Konkle said.
The county’s college attendance rate is also high at 81 percent, whereas the Tennessee average stands at 57 percent.