Johnson County earns high marks on annual health report — with a notable exception

More than 90% of Johnson Countians have ready access to exercise opportunities, according to the 2022 County Health Rankings report, a factor making it the healthiest county in Kansas. File photo.

A new national report gives Johnson County generally high marks in a variety of health and quality of life metrics, but the report also notes that the county has one of the highest gender pay gaps in the region.

New data shows Johnson County is the healthiest county in Kansas, according to several categories, but the county also has one of the biggest gender pay gaps in the Kansas City metro.