Cary, Illinois 

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Health in Cary, Illinois

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 123 physicians per 100,000 population in Cary. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.


HEALTH COST INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Cary area is 107.3 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

107.3 / 100

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


WATER QUALITY INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Cary 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 Cary area is 92 (100=best). The US average is 87.

92 / 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 Cary commutes 34.3 minutes one-way, which is longer than the US average of 26.4 minutes.

AIR QUALITY INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Air Quality Index for the Cary 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.

Air Quality Health Risk

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    Reviews for Cary    3 Reviews
    cost of living - 5/2/2011
    nice town, very safe but high taxes.... Read More

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    Culture and recreation - 4/6/2011
    The Fox River is a nice place to cruise around on the boat and visit all the area bars but after seeing one bar you've seen them all. There is very little artistic... Read More

    Property taxes! - 11/21/2009
    High property taxes is one of the biggest deterrents to wanting to 'retire' almost anywhere in Illinois. Once on a fixed income this would be a huge drain on finite... Read More


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