Social and Economic Factors, such as income, employment, community safety and social support can significantly affect how well and how long we live. These factors affect our ability to make health choices, afford medical care and housing, manage stress and more. The social and economic opportunities we have, such as good schools, stable jobs and strong social networks are foundational to achieving long and healthy lives.
In the Social and Economic Factors area of the county Health Rankings, we look at:
- Education, shows who in a community has graduated high school or attended some college in addition to the percentage of teens and young adults ages 16-19 who are neither working nor in school.
- Employment, detailing unemployment statistics.
- Income, looking at children in poverty and income inequality.
- Family & Social Support, providing information on children in single-parent households and access to social opportunities.
- Community Safety, measuring violent crime and injury deaths.
View Social and Economic Factors Reports