Jackson, CA is a small city located in Northern California. The city has a population of around 8,000 people and is served by two local hospitals – Jackson Medical Center and Sutter Amador Hospital. Residents also have access to a variety of medical facilities including doctor’s offices, urgent care centers, physical therapy clinics, pharmacies, and other health-related services. The medical professionals in Jackson strive to provide quality care for the citizens of the city and nearby towns. Local residents benefit from the proximity of these services as well as the affordability of healthcare in this area. Overall, Jackson offers its citizens quality healthcare options close to home.
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 141 physicians per 100,000 population in Jackson. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.
Health Cost Index
The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Jackson area is 101.6 (lower=better). The US average is 100.
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Example: 110 = 10% more expensive than national average.
Water Qualtiy Index
The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Jackson area is 40 (100=best). The US average is 55.
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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.
The annual BestPlaces Superfund Index for the Jackson area is 67 (100=best). The US average is 87.
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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.
Commuting can effect your health. The average person in Jackson commutes 32.0 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 Jackson area is 68 (100=best). The US average is 58.
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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.