Lewes, Delaware 

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Health in Lewes, Delaware

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 154 physicians per 100,000 population in Lewes. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.


HEALTH COST INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Lewes area is 109.4 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

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


WATER QUALITY INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Lewes area is 43 (100=best). The US average is 55.

43 / 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 Lewes area is 75 (100=best). The US average is 87.

75 / 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 Lewes commutes 25.4 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 Lewes area is 81 (100=best). The US average is 58.

81 / 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 Lewes    4 Reviews
    Excellent place to live and retire to - 1/17/2018
    I moved to Lewes in 2009 and it has been a great experience so far. Sussex County has the lowest property taxes in the state and Delaware has no sales tax making it a... Read More

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    An excellent choice for retireees - 12/2/2014
    Lewes has so much to offer for retirees! It has a great library, wonderful classes for lifelong education (through the Osher Institute, affiliated with U.D.), and a town... Read More

    Low taxes abound! - 12/23/2010
    I've lived in Lewes, Delaware practically my whole life and love it here. It’s a tight-knit community that really focuses on one another. Lewes frequently tops the... Read More


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