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  HEALTH OVERVIEW
  

There are 229 physicians per 100,000 population in Austin, Texas. The US average is 210.

Austin, Texas Health Index

Air quality in Austin, Texas is 58 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 Austin, Texas is 80 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 99 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.

  HEALTHAustin, TexasUnited States
  Air Quality (100=best)  57.858.4
  Water Quality (100=best)  8055
  Superfund Sites (100=best)  99.486.9
  Physicians per Cap.  229210
  Health Cost  101.1100

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  3/26/2017
Austin-Too weird for me

I lived in Austin for 6 months. Moved back to Houston. Sure Houston is crowded, traffic is horrendous....but the cheaper cost of living makes it all worthwhile. Plus... (Read More)

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  3/15/2017
Get some perspective, people

Wow. Like lots of other rating sites, it seems on this one there are some commenters who really relish complaining and whining for paragraph after paragraph. ... (Read More)

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  3/11/2017
Austin...sucks

I've lived here ten years now. I'm gonna keep this simple and just use simple words to describe Austin...Crowded, HOT, humid, taxes, no middle class, $36000 poverty... (Read More)

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