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Central Georgia Counties Rated by Health, Economy
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A recent study commissioned by the Healthcare Georgia Foundation ranked Georgia counties based on the combined factors of health status and economic vitality.

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Among central Georgia counties, Houston County received the top ranking, followed by Monroe and Jones Counties.  Pulaski and Putnam round out the top five. 

Macon County was ranked dead last not only Central Georgia, but in the state as a whole.  The bottom five in central Georgia also include Wilkinson, Wilcox, Crisp and Telfair counties.  A complete list of the power ratings for Central Georgia is featured below. 

1)     1.  Houston (Score: 15.5; State rank - 10)

2)     2.  Monroe (Score: 27; State rank - T-20)

3)      3. Jones (Score: 34.5; State rank - T-25) 

4)      4. Pulaski (Score: 55; State rank - T-39)

5)     5.  Putnam (Score: 55; State rank - T-39)

6)      6. Crawford (Score: 58; State rank - 43)

7)    7.   Jasper (Score: 66.5  State rank- 52 )

8)     8.  Bibb (Score: 88.3  State rank-66 )

9)    9.   Bleckley (Score: 94  State rank- 76 )

10) 10.  Peach (Score: 94.5  State rank 77)

11) 11.  Laurens (Score: 79   State rank 96.5 )

12) 12.  Wheeler (Score: 105.5  State rank T-84 )

13)  13.  Twiggs (Score: 107 State rank-T-86 )

14)  14.  Baldwin (Score: T-87 State rank- 107.5 )

15..   Treutlen (Score: 110  State rank- 110 )

17)  16.. Dooly (Score: 122 State rank- 91 )

18)   17. Johnson (Score: 122.5 State rank-102 )

19)  18. Hancock (Score: 123.5 State rank-103 )

20)  19. Dodge (Score: 132.5 State rank-T-111 )

21)  20. Washington (Score: 132.5 State rank-T-111 )

22)  21. Taylor (Score: 133.5 State rank-113 )

23)   22. Wilkinson (Score: 139 State rank-117 )

24) 23.  Wilcox (Score: 143 State rank-120 )

25)  24. Crisp (Score: 143.5 State rank-121 )

26)25.   Telfair (Score: 147 State rank-124 )

27) 26.  Macon (Score: 149 State rank-125 )

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