Billings, Montana 

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Health in Billings, Montana

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 309 physicians per 100,000 population in Billings. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.


HEALTH COST INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Billings area is 95.9 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

95.9 / 100

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


WATER QUALITY INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Billings area is 36 (100=best). The US average is 55.

36 / 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 Billings area is 88 (100=best). The US average is 87.

88 / 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 Billings commutes 16.7 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 Billings area is 71 (100=best). The US average is 58.

71 / 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.

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    Reviews for Billings    22 Reviews
    Too cold - 4/13/2019
    It's cold up here. Brrr. Also it's not like Western MT, few have moved here from elsewhere, it's terrible. Must be something wrong. I suggest you stay where you are... Read More

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    Hey, Billings! This is NOT California! Wake up! - 3/29/2019
    The housing market here is a JOKE! Higher per square foot than comparable locations in CA, but quality is MUCH less. Job market here is a JOKE as well. Yea, no sales... Read More

    Water Quality - 6/28/2015
    My husband and I are considering Molt, MT as a possible new home. We see that the water quality is quite poor. Why so? Can you provide some detail. ... Read More


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    59102 59101 59105 59106

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