Albany, New York 

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Health in Albany, New York

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

Albany air quality is 50. (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.

Albany water quality is 70. (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.

Albany Superfund Index is 93. (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 attention paid to those on the National Priorities List which pose the greatest health danger.


QUICK FACTS
- There are 378 physicians per 100,000 population in Albany. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.
- Commuting can effect your health. The average person in Albany commutes 18.6 minutes one-way, which is shorter than the US average of 26.4 minutes.
AIR QUALITY DISEASE RISK

  HEALTHAlbany, New YorkUnited States
  Air Quality (100=best)49.958.4
  Water Quality (100=best)7055
  Superfund Sites (100=best)93.486.9
  Physicians per Cap.378210
  Health Cost91100
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    Reviews for Albany    53 Reviews
    Horrible Weather Year Round - 4/6/2018
    I've lived in the capital region Albany area since 1976. Albany's cost of living,(with the exception of property taxes,) is reasonable. There are a lot of things to do... Read More

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    Property and School Taxes - 2/8/2015
    The property taxes we play to live in our town of Bethlehem, a suburb of Albany, are very high. We are soon-to-be empty-nesters who plan to leave the area as soon as we... Read More

    Best times in Albany - 1/15/2015
    The culture in Albany really makes you appreciate where you live. This town is a great place to live a life of fitness and well-being. With so many trails, parks and... Read More


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    ZIP CODES IN ALBANY, NEW YORK
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