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  HEALTH OVERVIEW
  

There are 376 physicians per 100,000 population in Portland, Oregon. The US average is 210.

Portland, Oregon Health Index

Air quality in Portland, Oregon is 21 on a scale to 100 (higher is better). This is based on new measures of hazardous air pollutants from the EPA, called the National Air Toxics Assessment. This analysis models respiratory illness and cancer risk down to the zip code level, providing better detail and insight than the previous analysis based solely on results from air monitoring stations.

Water quality in Portland, Oregon is 52 on a scale to 100 (higher is better). Note that this is a measure of Watershed quality, not the water that comes from your faucet. The EPA has stated that a healthy watershed is closely related to drinking water quality. The EPA has a complex method of measuring watershed quality using 15 indicators such as pH, chemicals, metals, and bacteria.

Superfund index is 87 on a scale to 100 (higher is better). The EPA’s Superfund program is responsible for cleaning up some of our nation’s most contaminated land. Our index is based on the number of active Superfund sites (over 15,000 in the United States), with particular attention paid to those on the National Priorities List which pose the greatest health danger.


  HEALTHPortland, OregonUnited States
  Air Quality (100=best)  20.658.4
  Water Quality (100=best)  5255
  Superfund Sites (100=best)  8786.9
  Physicians per Cap.  376210
  Health Cost  113.1100

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  7/2/2017
A bit of a monoculture

It is a beautiful city - because it is a wet climate! The climate predictions for Portland and Oregon are wetter and colder winters and hotter summers. So expect to... (Read More)

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  5/29/2017
$1498 stay clear

One bedroom apartments in Portland now rent for $1498 a month on average (if you can find one). The air is toxic (heavy metals, fumes) and water laced with lead and... (Read More)

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  4/2/2017
Good place if you have a job and make good money

What surprised me about Portland was the rapid increase in cost of living. Living in the cool parts of the city is expensive, so many may have to live in the... (Read More)

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