Kansas City, Missouri 

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Health in Kansas City, Missouri

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 205 physicians per 100,000 population in Kansas City. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.


HEALTH COST INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Kansas City area is 100.2 (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 Kansas City area is 20 (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 Kansas City area is 90 (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 Kansas City 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 Kansas City area is 52 (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.

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    Reviews for Kansas City    82 Reviews
    It's HOME / QUIET / FUN - 3/23/2021
    I have lived in Kansas City my entire life. I've also lived in other states. Yes, there are bad guys/gals that live here. Can you name a big city that is... Read More

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    Kansas City, MO is Horrible and Dirty - 12/13/2019
    Kansas City is violent, lots of crime, criminals and people lack basic social graces. It seems like the police just outright ignore most crimes unless they are serious... Read More

    Good Family Town, less so for Retirement - 3/21/2019
    Lived in KC metro over 40 years. It is quite spread out in terms of both geographical and lifestyle. Five main counties. Some have more crime than others. Multiple... Read More


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    ZIP CODES IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
    64118, 64152, 64119, 64138, 64151, 64114, 64134, 64155, 64131, 64130, ... 48 more


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