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Manhattan, KS is a city located in the heart of Kansas. It has a population of approximately 56,000 people and is home to many local hospitals and medical facilities. The healthcare infrastructure in Manhattan is robust with Mercy Regional Health Center, Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community and Good Samaritan Society all providing quality healthcare services. These hospitals offer preventative care such as physicals, screenings, counseling, vaccinations, treatments for illnesses as well as surgeries. In addition to the featured hospitals, there are also many local medical facilities providing care for minor injuries or illnesses such as urgent care centers and walk-in clinics. No matter what your health needs may be, Manhattan provides quality healthcare options that will help ensure you have access to the best care possible.

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 193 physicians per 100,000 population in Manhattan. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.

Health Cost Index

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Manhattan area is 96.3 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

96.3 / 100

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

Water Qualtiy Index

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Manhattan area is 40 (100=best). The US average is 55.

40 / 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 Manhattan area is 96 (100=best). The US average is 87.

96 / 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 Manhattan commutes 14.7 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 Manhattan area is 58 (100=best). The US average is 58.

58 / 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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Over 8 years ago

I lived in your city briefly this past year of 2015. Liked it. The cost was a bit too high, but generally you have a decent town compared to some places I've visited. I  More

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Over 10 years ago

Manhattan is one of the best educational environments I have ever seen. The local school district is filled with passionate employees and the facilities are modern and  More

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Manhattan is a wonderful place to live if you are thinking about retiring here, want a family away from the big city, or if you are a college student. Because it is a  More

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