Charlotte, North Carolina 

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Health in Charlotte, North Carolina

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 238 physicians per 100,000 population in Charlotte. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.


HEALTH COST INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Charlotte area is 113.8 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

113.8 / 100

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


WATER QUALITY INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Charlotte area is 60 (100=best). The US average is 55.

60 / 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 Charlotte 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 Charlotte commutes 25.3 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 Charlotte area is 43 (100=best). The US average is 58.

43 / 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 Charlotte    299 Reviews
    Charlotte is a boring city with no identity - 10/1/2020
    I lived in Charlotte 10 years. I've grown to despise Charlotte in that time period. Literally nothing to do besides go to breweries on the weekend, unless you like the... Read More

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    For Heaven’s Sake! - 6/27/2019
    At first glance Charlotte appears to be an attractive place for families and singles of all ages alike. Scrutinizing it in depth however, revealed to me that below the... Read More

    Charlotte is a tiny dump surrounded by suburban sp - 6/23/2019
    This isn't a city, it's a sprawling suburb with jammed roads and nowhere really to go or do. Skip Charlotte altogether. Just a boring big box suburb with massive city... Read More


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    ZIP CODES IN CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA
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