When it comes to the hardest places to live in the United States, Kane County residents struggle less with health and wealth than most.
A New York Times article this week looked at the following data from counties across the United States to determine which counties were the hardest places to live:
- Median household income
- Education (percentage of residents with at least a bachelor’s degree)
- Disability rate
- Life expectancy
- Unemployment rate
And while the county is doing better than most, it's not doing quite as well, overall, as other suburban counties, such as, DuPage County, which received a rank of of 69; Lake County, which received a rank of 181; and McHenry County, which received a rank of 192, according to the New York Times.
Here is a look at the data the New York Times factored in when determining Kane County's ranking:
- The median income in Kane County: $68,674
- Percent with college education: 31.9 percent
- Unemployment: 8.8 percent
- Disability: .5 percent
- Life expectancy: 80.6 years
- Obesity 37 percent
Read the full article and find out how other counties rank on the New York Times website.