Omaha, Nebraska 

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Health in Omaha, Nebraska

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 320 physicians per 100,000 population in Omaha. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.


HEALTH COST INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Omaha area is 125.2 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

125.2 / 100

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


WATER QUALITY INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Omaha area is 50 (100=best). The US average is 55.

50 / 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 Omaha area is 94 (100=best). The US average is 87.

94 / 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 Omaha commutes 18.7 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 Omaha area is 62 (100=best). The US average is 58.

62 / 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 Omaha    120 Reviews
    Omaha pros and cons - 8/30/2020
    2.5 stars. This place is great for families and kids, but if you're an empty nester or you're not into the whole having babies thing then it's best to just get out.... Read More

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    Weather is nasty and the taxes are too high - 5/26/2020
    The weather is nasty. It can snow from October through April. Winter can be bitterly cold. Only time of year the weather is nice in the summer. Taxes are too high.... Read More

    Nothing that stands out or wows you - 5/25/2020
    Pros: - Great place for a family with school-age kids - Relatively safe crime-wise, compared to most cities this size. - Economy is relatively stable compared to... Read More


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    ZIP CODES IN OMAHA, NEBRASKA
    68104, 68107, 68116, 68134, 68164, 68135, 68137, 68144, 68105, 68154, ... 28 more

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