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James City, York score high in health rankings of localities

James City, York score high in health rankings of localities

James City County and York County are among the healthiest localities in Virginia, while Williamsburg falls in about the middle of the pack, according to a newly released report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin.

The annual report, released on Tuesday, provides a snapshot of the health of localities within every state in the country. The report argues housing is a foundational aspect of a person’s quality of life and finds that an inability to afford safe, quality, affordable housing is linked to poor health, according to a news release.

The rankings point out that a housing-cost burden translates into other factors, such as childhood...

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