County Rankings
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County
Overall Prosperity
Inclusive Societies
Safety and Security
Personal Freedom
Social Capital
Open Economies
Business Environment
Infrastructure
Economic Quality
Empowered People
Living Conditions
Health
Education
Natural Environment
Forsyth17121017591613111127
Fayette21418291214102846322367
Cobb37694736325365434123
Cherokee4253891813331840435524
Oconee524355114361144122257213
Gwinnett674935342532871161071
Dade721156212091136459528147116
Columbia844261149393850816171163
Paulding934441545441141713396153210
Fulton10152156134611258123647114
Catoosa11626813416105712381610333336
Bryan121980275638355123101221851
Effingham1364516646116309431131917150
Coweta14576617401871338202991979
Dawson1531417315763799538814246
Lee162946102105875211541415361440
Camden1722204283409853312856401568
Henry181061121174275611129157183945
Whitfield19758321504266368376712078
Morgan20151996117143749929341735107
Harris214721341506511938116179109145
Union222625723710522120108111812224
Douglas231211241881244429471916223732
Bulloch2493972863166511193810364208
Walton2580842585417245782122302157
Rockdale2611310926109211426792520324946
Clarke27130134244983249037762918117
Hall281201331232111235193224166690
White2949575531798197432443203111
Lumpkin30323969241048411969182346301
De Kalb311461516108674983548829140
Jackson3251603330529287548722823137
Walker33636113241358539735459907316
Towns3473761162510847114117134213132
Chatham359414839198611865682543148
Pickens363643564311628138762314235215
Schley37201714838101144638943551051181
Rabun3828341001311834127112276545285
Lowndes394011935422311410311313911144144
Habersham4068774629884212863033264539
Pike4112119827120971231054530517459
Putnam42979281755974601074025445376
Newton431161162295299325675286754056
Thomas44908743101301356557098695480
Houston455913114791681019339195216146
Fannin462329662013348153115223827279
Glynn4712813038782521425156463725152
Grady4853517111442774770927910898104
Haralson4912211560100605580423667245514
Troup5013713736103231954116053776972
Carroll51115113201064554663450477626136
Chattahoochee529285155102137782684754979143
Greene5342329597891710311863137313894
Barrow5410711030545169655657576241130
Montgomery553513033129951418885916112637
Heard56383712044731178517901004363147
Madison5756585867106111841444451605031
Bartow5810210231553173492387273865158
Echols59116151113212013425941455711622
Brooks601682105286885714810411685102111
Jones61716478135121791001532621553655
Tift621491535010492319208282829374
Gordon631081074177695111725340657173
Berrien6492909062337034851011111248886
Hart657072653511064130354228538028
Atkinson6610813714392133692111810513113388
Butts6796817713456964610277787211250
Colquitt6810396451291529311514013213013891
Wilkes69605512710782451026679741498417
Brantley7085799382751517138676111710612
Evans7148301231398512490188908889110
Jasper723740112391091059314372964810434
Screven73131981591121761891109997199141
Lanier74581321243981462714173851108126
Muscogee75158155415974207775588056134
Telfair7618141039394102791371171529311038
Banks7779869128124118129504149416023
Webster78561555114115014316811025659127
Oglethorpe796565107421271151061494680504820
Chattooga803936707287908110611087121136101
McDuffie81874837154741582109916415010841
Miller8230221475281181334130133102130113
Mitchell831101008213632803662126121107113126
Long8443428876135149961464735479521
Upson85101916412366678648981197978119
Baker864215265115155834514914874150142
Floyd87123129235734367391145412661155
Emanuel88143141791311220224113411815112875
Seminole8964561389964257211413615097117100
Liberty901271174013883109896564327857135
Lamar91959597489010175128831317346106
Spalding92144144391423852419789948412433
Washington93100858612880598892979710687108
Murray94111111525993112919669269211183
Candler9511210112212650125103312211214513469
Dooly963323111110958711637132101103148120
Dodge97104998411778947782931041237587
Ware98148149531416246922762631147025
Tattnall9982716812710086104111868411311919
Clayton1001571578145285315124745039125105
Stephens101124126674711178124745162834284
Franklin10267697656103581322295127868282
Jeff Davis10311710810894688971861039314810952
Gilmer104918974681397615972344535727
Baldwin10514514747897762761016671949029
Cook1061141049911367126236310711310112192
McIntosh1078975109119128821071555531669670
Coffee10884744912584601151412414912910548
Monroe1094647837313811013115171444234154
Jenkins11041281331111131355912713913410914389
Polk111140142548647106681212966132146129
Ben Hill1121471451011372632375214112515713558
Crisp11313211880140434940110145115147114139
Lincoln114151139751519999951254960705818
Pierce11512912189102125100144445870955160
Terrell11611812215019613062132146123134145124
Calhoun11721151468013613910513511912411214165
Quitman11850331578413012011095112925915843
Irwin11913612712911611413664121801061166464
Glascock120171015379152141139126991446862112
Worth1211341361212311913432157783913676118
Stewart12213211515814312012514213811710415542
Randolph123524914364961405284152135152152131
Wayne12415015257965410867301287312091151
Turner12512511414010549664887154140155154121
Toombs1261091056290107271211001201461449454
Taylor1272724139261471381484910511413310098
Sumter1281531545912053395111312795118123133
Charlton129545011091134157122681151429192102
Peach130811386181441231425476699967115
Clay131871545814814812614014815312214496
Treutlen132119142531551321361471231476312297
Laurens1331381354413397351138311612612568132
Talbot1348631117156117104109131144120115147122
Burke1351551503215357103431201118315612962
Dougherty13615615948223724915613510915486138
Johnson1377770128881311431087112113814111849
Decatur1381351286311848405880157154100140153
Elbert13912612592661261271112410211014010153
Marion1404513104152149145149571081365412793
Appling14110510394711225014075143128142137103
Wilcox14269591351221511291351301001221277777
Meriwether1431191068713212310711213913312913814947
Wheeler144352714160153153155601371579611566
Jefferson1451421431068770639429156156153151125
Bacon146133123118981371311457967714610763
Pulaski147786711912415013015159106141988585
Bleckley148141140114691561281521523388341261
Richmond149154146215755167010415181139139156
Taliaferro150665415811514514711814513110858156109
Bibb151159158191487269813614289137103149
Wilkinson1527262131121154142156611251438983128
Crawford15383631261461591541581596141879744
Early1548878125921124113739159151128132159
Warren1555553149701461521503215515915813195
Clinch15698731441301421581471015015515914235
Macon1576152113144140113146134158107119159157
Hancock15899881366115715915415015315814315730
Twiggs15913912014514715815615715814713013515399
Column Definitions
Safety and Security

The Safety & Security pillar measures the degree to which mass killings and injuries, violent crime, and property crime destabilize the security of individuals, both immediately and through longer lasting effects.

Personal Freedom

The Personal Freedom pillar measures progress towards basic legal rights, individual liberties, and social tolerance.

Governance

The Governance pillar measures the extent to which there are checks and restraints on power and whether government operates effectively and without corruption.

Social Capital

The Social Capital pillar measures the strength of personal and social relationships, institutional trust, social networks, and civic participation.

Business Environment

The Business Environment pillar measures the entrepreneurial environment, business infrastructure, access to credit, labor market flexibility, and price distortions for goods and services.

Infrastructure

The Infrastructure pillar measures the quality of the infrastructure that facilities trade – from telecommunications and transport to the availability and reliability of resources.

Economic Quality

The Economic Quality pillar measures how well the economy is equipped to generate wealth sustainably and with the full engagement of its workforce.

Living Conditions

The Living Conditions pillar measures the degree to which a reasonable quality of life is experienced by all, including material resources, shelter, basic services, and connectivity.

Health

The Health pillar measures the health of the population, their illness and risk factors, and access to the services to maintain good health, including health systems, as well as health outcomes including mortality rates.

Education

The Education pillar measures the access to, and quality of, the four stages of education (pre-primary, primary, secondary, and tertiary), as well as the education level of the adult population.

Natural Environment

The Natural Environment pillar measures the aspects of the physical environment that have an immediate impact on people in their daily lives and also those that impact the prosperity of future generations.

How to use this table

The rankings tables show how 50 states and Washington D.C. plus 1,196 counties in 12 selected states compare across the different domains, pillars, elements, and indicators of the American Dream Prosperity Index. (Please note, element and indicator rankings are only displayed for the state level Index but are available for counties in the county profile datasheets available to download.)

We endeavor to create an Index that is methodologically sound, so have consulted a working group of academics and experts with knowledge spanning all of the metrics in the Index to determine the best way to measure prosperity across the U.S.

Our methodology is based on the concept of three domains, capturing institutional, economic, and social wellbeing, that are equally essential to prosperity. These domains are measured through 11 pillars, built upon 48 actionable policy areas (elements), and underpinned by over 200 indicators. For details of how each pillar, element, and indicator is currently weighted in the Index, you can download a copy of our full methodology report in the Downloads section of the site, along with the full 2021 dataset.

However, we know that different people may have different views on how important each metric is to a state or county's prosperity. So, we have created a Weightings tool that allows you to assign different weights - that is, different levels of importance - to the pillars, elements, and indicators.

If you click on the 'Adjust Weightings' button, you can choose to assign each metric in the current ranking table a value from x0 to x2 of the default ADPI weighting. The tool will then re-calculate the rankings based on your preferences. [Please note that the weighting function is intended to provide only an indicative understanding of how changing the weights can affect the rankings. For more information, please don't hesitate to contact us.]

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Weighting

This tool allows you to up- or down-weight individual metrics depending on what is important to you. Once you have made your selection, click the X in the top right corner or back onto the main page, and the table will update to provide an indication of the impact that change would have on a state or county's rank. The default ADPI setting weights all metrics as per our Index methodology (available to read in full in the Downloads section). Please note the resultant rankings are indicative only. For more details, please click on the 'How to use this table' button.

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The Governance pillar is not included in the table above as there is no county variation in Governance, all counties have been given the state score value.

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