Columbus, Georgia 

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Health in Columbus, Georgia

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 268 physicians per 100,000 population in Columbus. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.


HEALTH COST INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Columbus area is 92.5 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

92.5 / 100

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


WATER QUALITY INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Columbus 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.


SUPERFUND INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Superfund Index for the Columbus 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 Columbus commutes 20.0 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 Columbus area is 42 (100=best). The US average is 58.

42 / 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 Columbus    7 Reviews
    Another town ruined by a 2 term democratic mayor - 9/10/2020
    This once beautiful and safe town is now crime ridden and trashy courtesy of Theresa Tomlinson’s 2 terms as mayor. Even if you live in the north end you are no longer... Read More

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    Columbus does Amazing!!! - 4/22/2020
    I was born and raised in this cesspool city. It's a beautiful city, which is why I give it 1 star, but other than that, jobs are few and far between. You want to make... Read More

    Not the same city it once was - 12/29/2019
    Columbus used to be a great city, not so much anymore. The crime is out of control and there seem to be more people on government aid than not. The undesirables have... Read More


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    ZIP CODES IN COLUMBUS, GEORGIA
    31907, 31909, 31904, 31906, 31903, 31820, 31808, 31901, 31801, 31829, ... 10 more

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