Cape Canaveral, FL 

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Health in Cape Canaveral, FL

Cape Canaveral, FL is a small coastal town located in Brevard County on the eastern coast of Florida. The town has a population of about 11,000 people and is known for its beautiful beaches and vibrant tourism industry. It is also home to numerous medical facilities and hospitals that provide essential care to locals and visitors alike. The Cape Canaveral Health Department is dedicated to promoting health and wellness in the area by providing quality healthcare services. This includes preventive care such as immunizations, screenings, and other educational programs as well as treating acute illnesses and chronic diseases. Additionally, local hospitals offer comprehensive medical services including emergency care, maternity services, mental health treatment, and more. With an abundance of resources available in Cape Canaveral, FL it is easy for residents to maintain their health and wellbeing.

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.


There are 208 physicians per 100,000 population in Cape Canaveral. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.


The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Cape Canaveral area is 96.8 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

96.8 / 100

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


The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Cape Canaveral area is 60 (100=best). The US average is 55.

60 / 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.


The annual BestPlaces Superfund Index for the Cape Canaveral area is 96 (100=best). The US average is 87.

96 / 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.

Commuting can effect your health. The average person in Cape Canaveral commutes 23.4 minutes one-way, which is shorter than the US average of 26.4 minutes.


The annual BestPlaces Air Quality Index for the Cape Canaveral area is 73 (100=best). The US average is 58.

73 / 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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    Prepplanning a move - 11/29/2009
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    Great weather, dumpy town. . . - 12/27/2006
    When I first moved to CC a year ago, I thought proximity to the Kennedy Space Center meant I would be living in a modern, state-of-the-art, steel and glass community.... Read More

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