If you currently live in Hilton Head, you’re lucky enough to live in the healthiest county in the state.
Beaufort County was recently ranked the healthiest county in South Carolina for the fifth consecutive year. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute release the County Health Rankings annually. The ranking takes into account 29 health factors, along with five health outcomes that gauge length and quality of life.
Beaufort County had positive results in health care, with 65% of residents having adequate health care access. Other standout results include the fact that Beaufort County has one dentist per 1,133 residents, compared to 2,129 statewide, and 48 preventable hospital stays per 1,000 Medicare enrollees, compared to 59 statewide.
Read more about the health ranking results here.
Snapshot of South Carolina health by county