Keep it up, Southwest Florida. Collier and Lee counties continue to rank among the healthiest in the state. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s annual health rankings placed Collier the second-healthiest county in Florida (behind St. Johns). Lee came in at No. 11.
The foundation makes its rankings based on the length and quality of life. The study also looks in depth at a variety of other factors, including obesity, access to quality care, insured rates, housing rates, physical inactivity, pollution and more. Of note, both counties remain average to below-average in some social and economic factors. The rate of children in poverty, for example, is higher than the national average. To dig through the information yourself, go to countyhealthrankings.org.