Santa Cruz, California 

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Health in Santa Cruz, California

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

Santa Cruz air quality is 72. (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.

Santa Cruz water quality is 29. (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.

Santa Cruz Superfund Index is 92. (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 attentin paid to those on the National Priorities List which pose the greatest health danger.


QUICK FACTS
- There are 237 physicians per 100,000 population in Santa Cruz. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.
- Commuting can effect your health. The average person in Santa Cruz commutes 31 minutes one-way, which is longer than the US average of 26 minutes.
AIR QUALITY DISEASE RISK

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  HEALTHSanta Cruz, CaliforniaUnited States
  Air Quality (100=best)72.458.4
  Water Quality (100=best)2955
  Superfund Sites (100=best)92.386.9
  Physicians per Cap.237210
  Health Cost105.1100
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    Reviews for Santa Cruz    41 Reviews
    Stay away from Santa Cruz. - 5/29/2018
    There are so many other beautiful places in California to visit - so go to those places. As a California native I lived in many places in California. I moved into Santa... Read More

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    Beware of Santa Cruz - 5/29/2018
    There are so many other beautiful places in California to visit - so go to those places. As a California native I lived in many places in California. I moved into Santa... Read More

    Santa Cruz- paradise on earth - 1/7/2016
    I have spent my entire life working toward living in Santa Cruz County and in 2005 finally made it. While there are people living here and all of the commensurate social... Read More


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