Dawsonville, GA 

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Health in Dawsonville, GA

The city of Dawsonville, GA is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is a small town with an estimated population of 2,926 according to the United States Census Bureau. The town has two local hospitals, Northside Hospital-Forsyth and Chestatee Regional Hospital, as well as several local medical facilities for the care and treatment of residents. These include doctors’ offices, urgent care centers, mental health services, pharmacies, and home health agencies. With its proximity to some of Georgia's best healthcare providers, Dawsonville is well-positioned to address any health concerns that may arise. The community also boasts a number of parks and trails to encourage residents to get outdoors and stay active. All in all, the people living in and around Dawsonville have access to quality healthcare services that will keep them healthy for many years to come.

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 90 physicians per 100,000 population in Dawsonville. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.


The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Dawsonville area is 121.7 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

121.7 / 100

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


The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Dawsonville area is 53 (100=best). The US average is 55.

53 / 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 Dawsonville area is 91 (100=best). The US average is 87.

91 / 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 Dawsonville commutes 31.6 minutes one-way, which is longer than the US average of 26.4 minutes.


The annual BestPlaces Air Quality Index for the Dawsonville area is 72 (100=best). The US average is 58.

72 / 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 Dawsonville    3 Reviews
    The Essence of a "Good Ole Boy" Small Town - 4/11/2021
    After living here for over twelve years, I am qualified to offer unbiased information about life in Dawsonville. For the most part, this is not a place for just anyone... Read More

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    Curious about more than quality of life - 3/7/2014
    Am interested in learning about politics, cost of living, climate, quality of life of other locations within and beyond... Read More

    Small Town - 8/11/2010
    The town of Dawsonville is small in my eyes but it is slowly growing.... Read More

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