Howard and Montgomery counties were recently ranked among the best counties to live in the United States by a financial news site 24/7 Wall St. Howard ranked fifth and Montgomery ranked 14th.
According to The Columbia Patch, the results were
based on three measures of social well-being: educational attainment, poverty rate and life expectancy. Unemployment and health insurance coverage rates also factored into the rankings.
“As is the case with its neighbor, Montgomery County, Howard County residents are among the healthiest, most highly educated and financially secure in the United States,” according to 24/7 Wall St.