Traverse City, MI Health


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Traverse City, MI is home to a large and healthy population. The city has several hospitals and medical facilities within its boundaries that provide excellent healthcare services for its citizens. These facilities include Munson Medical Center, Grand Traverse Surgery Center, as well as the West Michigan Community Mental Health Authority. Additionally, there are many private healthcare providers in the area offering a variety of services. All of these options mean that residents of Traverse City have access to quality care when they need it. From primary care to specialized services, the city's health offerings ensure that residents can stay healthy and receive appropriate medical attention whenever necessary.

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 422 physicians per 100,000 population in Traverse City. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.

Health Cost Index

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Traverse City area is 83.7 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

83.7 / 100

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

Water Qualtiy Index

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Traverse City 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 Traverse City area is 75 (100=best). The US average is 87.

75 / 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 Traverse City commutes 15.1 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 Traverse City area is 76 (100=best). The US average is 58.

76 / 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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Beautiful, clean, surrounded by some of the most beautiful and unpolluted nature in the nation, interesting residents from all over the world, an open-minded liberal  More

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Teri · 

Sorry I moved here homes overpriced, local people are rude. Too many rambo type personalities, pickup trucks and illiteracy Fun for about a week. Restaurants are  More

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Left in '78. Should have left sooner. If you are a snob and think you're better than any one else then maybe you can get a job teaching here. Hated it as a kid and come  More

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