Merced, California 

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Health in Merced, California

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 86 physicians per 100,000 population in Merced. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.


HEALTH COST INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Merced area is 95.7 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

95.7 / 100

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


WATER QUALITY INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Merced area is 20 (100=best). The US average is 55.

20 / 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 Merced area is 93 (100=best). The US average is 87.

93 / 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 Merced commutes 23.6 minutes one-way, which is shorter than the US average of 26.4 minutes.

AIR QUALITY INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Air Quality Index for the Merced area is 44 (100=best). The US average is 58.

44 / 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.

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    Reviews for Merced    43 Reviews
    Good place to live - 2/25/2020
    Good place to live. More affordable than most of california. The city is growing and there is alot of business and growth here. Moved from the Bay area years ago and... Read More

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    Great place to live. Do not listen to angry people - 2/22/2020
    Great place to live. Lots of progress and changes coming to the city. Great place to raise a family. UC Merced is expanding and businesses are investing. Downtown is... Read More

    Seriously? - 9/16/2019
    It's one of those places where you feel uncomfortable at first, then a few years later you grow into it. The town has a strange feel to it. It's small enough that you... Read More


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    95340 95348 95341

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