Study ranks Louisiana parishes by health; Lafayette Parish among top 5


LAFAYETTE, La. AP) –  A new study says Lafayette Parish is the fourth healthiest parish in the state. The only other parish to make the top 20 list was Vermilion Parish coming in at No. 12.


  1. Cameron
  2. St. Tammany
  3. Ascension
  4. Lafayette
  5. Bossier
  6. Plaquemines
  7. West Feliciana
  8. St. Charles
  9. Jefferson
  10. Vernon
  11. Grant
  12. Vermilion
  13. Lafourche
  14. Livingston
  15. Beauregard
  16. Allen
  17. Lincoln
  18. LaSalle
  19. Assumption
  20. Calcasieu 

The annual study, a County Health Rankings and Roadmaps Program, was conducted by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute.

To establish the ranking, they looked at more than 30 factors including poverty, education, transportation, housing, and jobs. They analyzed data that influences how long and how well people live. 

The goal of the annual study is to help America become a nation where getting healthy, staying healthy, and making sure our children grow up healthy are top priorities. 

Take a look at the parish-by-parish comparisons to find out how healthy your parish is here.

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