Oakland, California 

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Health in Oakland, California

Health is ranked on a scale of 1 (worst) to 100 (best).

Oakland air quality is 46. (The US average is 58.)
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.

Oakland water quality is 32. (The US average is 55.)
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.

Oakland Superfund Index is 94. (The US average is 87.)
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
- There are 226 physicians per 100,000 population in Oakland. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.
- Commuting can effect your health. The average person in Oakland commutes 26 minutes one-way, which is longer than the US average of 26 minutes.
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  HEALTHOakland, CaliforniaUnited States
  Air Quality (100=best)46.458.4
  Water Quality (100=best)3255
  Superfund Sites (100=best)94.386.9
  Physicians per Cap.226210
  Health Cost111.7100
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    Reviews for Oakland    30 Reviews
    best place ived lived - 8/8/2011
    january 24,2003 was when i arrived in oakland.i have fond memories there people were very helpful towards me,non biased treated me like the norm.when i was looking to... Read More

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    The Real Oakland - 7/25/2010
    The real Oakland is not what the media portrays. It is a beautiful city. The topography is awesome. Oakland is one of the most diverse cities in the... Read More

    I Simply Love Oakland - 3/13/2010
    I lived in San Francisco; yet, I spent more time in the Oakland parks and museums than I did in the same of my own city. If I was in CA, today, I'd see Oakland first,... Read More


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