Wallace, Idaho 

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Health in Wallace, Idaho

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 80 physicians per 100,000 population in Wallace. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.


HEALTH COST INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Wallace area is 96.1 (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 Wallace area is 60 (100=best). The US average is 55.

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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 Wallace area is 4 (100=best). The US average is 87.

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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 Wallace commutes 19.4 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 Wallace area is 89 (100=best). The US average is 58.

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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.

Air Quality Health Risk

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    Reviews for Wallace    3 Reviews
    Love Wallace Idaho - 12/10/2010
    Great small town. Historic and beautiful and wedged between mountains and green trees. Great little commercial district that includes the famous Red Light Garage and... Read More

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    snow boarding - 7/5/2009
    We have a an annual retreat in Wallace each year. Always a great time. Very unpretentious and extremely affordable. With out doubt the best snow we've experienced. The... Read More

    Wallace, Idaho - 8/11/2006
    Wallace was the stand-in for the mythical town of Dante's Peak in the Pierce Brosnan film of the same name, about a Pacific Northwest town obliterated by a volcanic... Read More


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