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Counties in the Boston Metro rank highly when it comes to wellness and opportunity, according to a 2021 study by US News & World Report. The “Healthiest Communities” rankings measured the health and quality of life in 3,000 U.S. counties, evaluating dozens of metrics in 10 health-related categories. Here are some highlights for the Massachusetts counties of Suffolk, Norfolk and Plymouth!

Suffolk:

  • Life expectancy: 81.2 years
  • Percent of residents who smoke: 15.8%
  • Percent of residents without health insurance: 4.4%
  • Percent of residents with a college degree: 50.8%
  • Unemployment rate: 2.7%
  • Median household income: $69,669
  • Business growth rate: 9.0%
  • 100% of residents live within 1/2 mile of a public park

Norfolk:

  • Life expectancy: 81.7 years
  • Percent of residents who smoke: 13.2%
  • Percent of residents without health insurance: 2.4%
  • Percent of residents with a college degree: 61%
  • Unemployment rate: 2.6%
  • Median household income: $103,291
  • Business growth rate: 8.2%
  • 61% of residents live within 1/2 mile of a public park

Plymouth:

  • Life expectancy: 79.6.years
  • Percent of residents who smoke: 16.6%
  • Percent of residents without health insurance: 2.8%
  • Percent of residents with a college degree: 47%
  • Unemployment rate: 3.1%
  • Median household income: $89,489
  • Business growth rate: 7.9%
  • 48% of residents live within 1/2 mile of a public park

For comparison, we should mention the national medians:

  • U.S. median life expectancy: 77.5 years
  • U.S. residents who smoke: 21.%
  • U.S. residents without health insurance: 10.6%
  • U.S. residents with a college degree: 29.8%
  • U.S. unemployment rate: 3.7%
  • U.S. median household income: $51,758
  • U.S. median business growth rate: 7.5%
  • 18% of US residents live within 1/2 mile of a public park

This sampling is not all-inclusive, but it offers a snapshot of the quality of life and economic conditions in the Boston Metro. Of course, we also have our challenges, such as the cost of housing. Overall, our health care, public amenities, education quality and employment prospects make Greater Boston a desirable place to live and do business!

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Jay Nuss
Jay Nuss Realty Group, LLC

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