St. Petersburg, Florida 

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Health in St. Petersburg, Florida

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 273 physicians per 100,000 population in St. Petersburg. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.


HEALTH COST INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the St. Petersburg area is 98.5 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

98.5 / 100

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


WATER QUALITY INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the St. Petersburg area is 50 (100=best). The US average is 55.

50 / 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 St. Petersburg area is 97 (100=best). The US average is 87.

97 / 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 St. Petersburg commutes 23.6 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 St. Petersburg area is 68 (100=best). The US average is 58.

68 / 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 St. Petersburg    57 Reviews
    Thank you to all who Invest in St. Petersburg! - 6/20/2021
    I grew up here (1968). All the people who have posted how awful it is are not going to be happy anywhere because they see what they see. Thats the evolution of self as... Read More

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    Dont invest or waste your time in S St Petersburg - 11/30/2020
    A very liberal city that is rampant with reverse racism in South St Petersburg in the up and coming areas which is NOT tolerant of whites, gays and others. The South St... Read More

    I'm Bitter Abt St Pete, But You Might Like It - 11/29/2020
    I moved here because my fiance was going to school here and two rents didn't make sense. Visiting was always great! However, after living here for a couple years it's... Read More


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