Health Care Snapshot 2020: Tarrant County, Denton County health rankings

Of the 244 counties ranked in Texas, Denton County ranked highly and Tarrant County ranked modestly for length of life and clinical care. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Of the 244 counties ranked in Texas, Denton County ranked highly and Tarrant County ranked modestly for length of life and clinical care. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Of the 244 counties ranked in Texas, Denton County ranked highly and Tarrant County ranked modestly for length of life and clinical care. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Of the 244 counties ranked in Texas, Denton County ranked highly and Tarrant County ranked modestly for length of life and clinical care.

In terms of county health in 2020, Denton County ranked among the top five counties in Texas for length of life and socioeconomic factors and in the top 15 for quality of life; however, it ranked 159th in terms of physical environment.

Meanwhile, Tarrant County ranked 21st for length of life and 36th in clinical care. The county was ranked 235th for physical environment.

Clinical care includes health insurance, the number of physicians and other factors, while physical environment takes into account air pollution, drinking water violations and housing problems.

Socioeconomic factors are measured by educational attainment levels, children in poverty, income inequality and violent crime.


Health care rankings were not available for 10 of Texas' 254 counties.
By Ian Pribanic
Ian Pribanic covers city government, transportation, business and education news for Community Impact Newspaper in the Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth areas. A Washington D.C. native and University of North Texas graduate, Ian was previously an editor for papers in Oklahoma, West Texas and for Community Impact in New Braunfels.


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