25 healthiest communities for retirement

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25 healthiest communities for retirement

1. San Juan County, WashingtonPopulation: 15,956Pct. of population 65+: 28.0%Avg. retirement income: $36,138No. of primary care physicians: 11The healthiest community to retire in the United States is none other than San Juan County, Washington. The 65-and-over population increased by 1.9% due to seniors moving to the county from out of state, among the most of any county. San Juan is also one of the healthiest counties nationwide. Only 15.1% of the adult population in San Juan County is not physically active, far less than the national inactivity rate of 22.0%. Some 12.8% of adults in the county smoke and only 20.7% are obese, well below the national 18% smoking and 28.0% obesity rate. Residents also have greater access to mental health care. There are about 350 mental health providers per every 100,000 residents, well above the national concentration of 200 per every 100,000 Americans.

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