Kansas City, Missouri 

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Health in Kansas City, Missouri

Health is ranked on a scale of 1 (worst) to 100 (best).

Kansas City air quality is 52. (The US average is 58.)
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.

Kansas City water quality is 20. (The US average is 55.)
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.

Kansas City Superfund Index is 90. (The US average is 87.)
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 attentin paid to those on the National Priorities List which pose the greatest health danger.


QUICK FACTS
- There are 205 physicians per 100,000 population in Kansas City. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.
- Commuting can effect your health. The average person in Kansas City commutes 34 minutes one-way, which is longer than the US average of 26 minutes.
AIR QUALITY DISEASE RISK

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  HEALTHKansas City, MissouriUnited States
  Air Quality (100=best)51.958.4
  Water Quality (100=best)2055
  Superfund Sites (100=best)89.586.9
  Physicians per Cap.205210
  Health Cost96.4100
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    Reviews for Kansas City    80 Reviews
    Extremely unfriendly. - 7/22/2018
    The rest of the people are right- KC Missouri has some of the least friendly people I’ve ever met. It’s extremely hard to find a friendly face. Can’t wait to move... Read More

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    Mixed bag - 3/13/2018
    I lived in KCMO north of the river for about ten years. It's a great place but there are issues with both increasing crime, and police misconduct. Somebody broke into my... Read More

    "Big Small-Town" - 1/2/2018
    I have lived in Kansas City for little over 2 years, Chicago prior for 4 years. I wanted to add a review of KCMO because it seems most of the reviews here are several... Read More


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