Durham, North Carolina 

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Health in Durham, North Carolina

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

Durham air quality is 51. (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.

Durham water quality is 80. (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.

Durham Superfund Index is 96. (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 433 physicians per 100,000 population in Durham. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.
- Commuting can effect your health. The average person in Durham commutes 8 minutes one-way, which is shorter than the US average of 26 minutes.
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  HEALTHDurham, North CarolinaUnited States
  Air Quality (100=best)50.658.4
  Water Quality (100=best)8055
  Superfund Sites (100=best)95.686.9
  Physicians per Cap.433210
  Health Cost101.4100
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    Reviews for Durham    35 Reviews
    Durham: A great city to grow with - 10/4/2018
    I've lived in Durham since 2013, originally working at a technology company in the Research Triangle Park. I now have my own consulting company and find that Durham is... Read More

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    Progressive island of culture - 10/24/2017
    One of the most progressive communities in North Carolina, Durham is also known for its foodie scene and for its medical industry.... Read More

    No One I Know Likes Durham - 3/25/2014
    Durham is strange, if you are black or yankey Durham is a great town but otherwise... This is a backwater one horse town that does not like locals. The main employer in... Read More


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