The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has released a ranking of the healthiest counties in each state and Shelby County ranks 230th out of 232 counties for which data was collected. Neighboring San Augustine County ranks 231st. Certain factors were listed as challenges that the community may wish to explore, such as adult obesity , physical inactivity,motor vehicle crash rates, the teen birth rate, and children living in poverty.
The county which ranked highest on the list of healthy counties in Texas was Williamson where Georgetown is the county seat and the lowest ranking county was Polk for which Livingston is the county seat.
For more information, go to www.countyhealthrankings.org.