Valley Center, Kansas 

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Health in Valley Center, Kansas

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.


CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 INFO

The new coronavirus was first reported in Wuhan, China, in December, the infectious respiratory disease COVID-19 has spread rapidly across the globe.

The first confirmed coronavirus cases outside China occured on Jan. 20. On Jan. 21, the first case in the U.S. was identified.

The entire world is in the midst of a health crisis. We are providing this Coronavirus (COVID-19) Tracker to help you stay informed.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Tracker

KANSAS TOTAL CASES REPORTED

9,325

US TOTAL CASES REPORTED

1,702,911

updated daily at 9 AM PST source Kaiser Family Foundation

New COVID-19 Cases by Day


PHYSICIANS PER CAPITA

There are 212 physicians per 100,000 population in Valley Center. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.


HEALTH COST INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Valley Center area is 98.7 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

98.7 / 100

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


WATER QUALITY INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Valley Center area is 35 (100=best). The US average is 55.

35 / 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 Valley Center area is 86 (100=best). The US average is 87.

86 / 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 Valley Center commutes 21.8 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 Valley Center area is 67 (100=best). The US average is 58.

67 / 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 Valley Center    3 Reviews
    small town outside of Wichita - 1/30/2013
    We moved to Valley Center seven years ago. We found a house on five acres just north of town next to farm acreage. Perfect location as we were returning to the Wichita... Read More

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    Wichita bed room comunity. - 4/16/2007
    We have lived in Valley Center for a couple of years. It was a relatively quiet and friendly town. While it still is, traffic is increasing as more people discover... Read More

    A wonderful little town! - 8/15/2006
    Valley Center is a wonderful place to raise a family! Its your basic traditional small town with a friendly atmosphere. Everyone knows everyone and you will always walk... Read More


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    ZIP CODES IN VALLEY CENTER, KANSAS
    67147

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