County Health Rankings show Putnam County in the Top Ten
Kanawha County is middle-of-the-pack when it comes to West Virginia's healthiest states. A new report this week from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute says Mongolia County is the healthiest, and McDowell County is the least healthy. The rankings are based on factors including obesity, smoking, and high school graduation rates, among other things. Kanawha County ranks #37, and Putnam County ranks 9th of 55 counties.