Williamson is ranked the No. 2 healthiest county among the 242 counties ranked in Texas in the 2018 County Health Rankings, which were released yesterday. Georgetown is the county seat for Williamson County.
The county health rankings are an annual report by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Williamson County was ranked the No. 1 healthiest county in Texas in the 2013 report and 2011 report and the No. 2 healthiest county in Texas in the 2014 report and 2012 report. Williamson has been one of the four healthiest counties in Texas every year since 2011.
The annual ranking is a report card that scores counties on a range of factors including air quality, clean water, community safety, commuting times, educational attainment, employment rates, graduation rates, health behaviors, health provider ratios, healthcare quality, and longevity.
The annual rankings are based on a variety of data sources such as the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System survey, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, and the U.S. Census Bureau.
The rankings are available online at www.countyhealthrankings.org.