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Elk Grove, CA is a thriving city located in California’s Sacramento Valley. The city is well known for its quality schools and vibrant community spirit. In addition to this, the health care in Elk Grove is top notch. There are several local hospitals such as Methodist Hospital of Sacramento and Kaiser Permanente Elk Grove which provide excellent medical services to the citizens of Elk Grove. Additionally, there are a number of local medical facilities such as Dignity Health Primary Care Centers and the Health Education Council, which offer preventative care and educational programs for individuals and families. All of these institutions work together to ensure that residents of Elk Grove have access to quality health care services and a safe, healthy environment.

The health of a city has many different factors. It can refer to air quality, water quality, risk of getting respiratory disease or cancer. The people you live around can also affect your health as some places have lower or higher rates of physical activity, increased alcohol intake, smoking, obesity, and cancer rates.

Physicians per Capita

There are 206 physicians per 100,000 population in Elk Grove. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.

Health Cost Index

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Elk Grove area is 90.1 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

90.1 / 100

Example: 110 = 10% more expensive than national average.

Water Qualtiy Index

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Elk Grove area is 40 (100=best). The US average is 55.

40 / 100

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

The annual BestPlaces Superfund Index for the Elk Grove area is 95 (100=best). The US average is 87.

95 / 100

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.

Quick Facts

Commuting can effect your health. The average person in Elk Grove commutes 31.1 minutes one-way, which is longer than the US average of 26.4 minutes.

Air Quality Index

The annual BestPlaces Air Quality Index for the Elk Grove area is 38 (100=best). The US average is 58.

38 / 100

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.

Air Quality Health Risk
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I grew up in the area around Elk Grove and it was a very small rural town up to the year 2000. We moved to ELk grove in 2009 and commuted to work in Sacramento. At  More

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Elk Grove is a very diverse city. A long time ago it use to be very white. Now the white population is about 40%, then next majority race are Asian, then Hispanic,  More

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Over 10 years ago

Our neighborhood is o.k. but it is expensive to live here and the air is oppressive during the summer when it gets hot for a week or more. Days over 95 and nights of 75.  More

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