San Marcos, California 

5 Reviews | Review This Place | Photos and Maps

Health in San Marcos, 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 233 physicians per 100,000 population in San Marcos. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.


HEALTH COST INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the San Marcos area is 85.4 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

85.4 / 100

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


WATER QUALITY INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the San Marcos area is 75 (100=best). The US average is 55.

75 / 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 San Marcos area is 98 (100=best). The US average is 87.

98 / 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 San Marcos commutes 26.2 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 San Marcos area is 60 (100=best). The US average is 58.

60 / 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

Health Map
  • Physicians per Capita (US Avg: 261)
Select Map Options
  • Physicians per Capita
  • Superfund Sites
  • Air Quality
  • Reset Map

  • View More Data >

    Reviews for San Marcos    5 Reviews
    Best place I have ever lived. - 12/20/2018
    Just an amazing place to live. I have lived in 7 states and almost countless cities. Sam Marcos is one of the best. This is literally the longest place I have lived... Read More

    Start Your Review of San Marcos


    retiree location ? - 4/1/2010
    Is this area to expensive for the average income retired... Read More

    San Marcos Weather - 11/6/2007
    Beautiful Mediterranean climate with bright sunshine and ocean breazes. City is just 15 minutes away from the... Read More


    View More Data >

    COMPARE COST OF LIVING
    Compare San Marcos, California to any other place in the USA.

    MAPS OF SAN MARCOS, CALIFORNIA
    Check out the latest Maps in a variety of categories including cost of living, population, and commute time.San_Marcos,California Map
    ZIP CODES IN SAN MARCOS, CALIFORNIA
    92069 92078

    NEW LISTINGS IN SAN MARCOS
    $3,100
    1162 Via Camellia
    Bed 4 | Bath 2

    $1,050,000
    2852 Dove Tail Dr
    Bed 4 | Bath 4

    $3,500
    755 Kirkwall Dr
    Bed 4 | Bath 3

    $4,750,000
    3154 Lady Bug Ln
    Bed 3 | Bath 3

    $684,500
    1209 Camino Lorado
    Bed 2 | Bath 2

    $866,000
    1055 Via Vera Cruz
    Bed 4 | Bath 3

    $1,255,000
    1327 San Julian Dr
    Bed 3 | Bath 3


    PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP

    Members receive 10 FREE city profile downloads a month, unlimited access to our detailed cost of living calculator and analysis, unlimited access to our DataEngine, and more.

    Try Now
    Join BestPlaces