Williamson County was ranked the second healthiest county in Texas, according to the 2021 County Health Rankings released March 31.

Since the rankings were first introduced in 2010, Williamson County has been among the top healthiest counties in the state, a news release said.

The annual rankings are produced by the University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and analyzes the health of nearly every county across the United States, the release said. All ranked counties are evaluated using a variety of data including health factors, which measure the rate of education, housing, crime, employment, unhealthy behaviors and exercise, it said.

“The pandemic exposed and emphasized inequities in health and well-being. Data from the Rankings and our Community Health Assessments help to show the root causes that contribute to poor health. Creating conditions for everyone to thrive requires looking to multi-layered social, economic, and structural factors,” said Derrick Neal, Williamson County and Cities Health District executive director, in the release.

The full list of rankings can be found here.