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Best Cities Methodology

Health sources:

Children's hospitals per 100,000 people from the National Association of Children's Hospitals

Percentage who list health status as poor from the Census

Percentage who list health status as excellent from the Census

Percentage of bicycle fatalities that are under age 16 from the Alliance for Biking and Walking

Air Quality: Particle Pollution Annual Design Values from the American Lung Association

Air Quality: High Ozone Days average weight from the American Lung Association

Pediatricians per 100,000 people from the American Academy of Pediatrics

Pedestrian Danger Index from Transportation for America

Parkland acres per 1,000 people from the Trust for Public Land

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