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Health in Lenoir, NC is supported by a number of local hospitals and medical facilities. There are two main hospitals in Lenoir: Caldwell Memorial Hospital, which opened in 1939, and Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge, which opened in 2016. In addition, there are a number of primary care practices and specialty care providers in the area that offer quality healthcare services for residents of Lenoir. The local healthcare system also includes dental services and mental health professionals who can provide comprehensive care for those living in Lenoir. With access to quality healthcare services close to home, residents of Lenoir can rest assured that they have the support they need for their medical needs.

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 96 physicians per 100,000 population in Lenoir. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.

Health Cost Index

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Lenoir area is 111.8 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

111.8 / 100

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

Water Qualtiy Index

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Lenoir area is 80 (100=best). The US average is 55.

80 / 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 Lenoir area is 90 (100=best). The US average is 87.

90 / 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 Lenoir commutes 20.8 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 Lenoir area is 56 (100=best). The US average is 58.

56 / 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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Over 6 years ago

I wrote a positive review of Lenoir 4 years ago and my opinion of the town has nothing but improved since living here over time. They've added a new movie theater, new  More

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Over 10 years ago

I know the unemployment rate in Lenoir is not superb, but the lifestyle here is wonderful! I've lived outside Chicago, rural Oklahoma and New Hampshire, outside Ft.  More

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As a lifelong resident, one of the primary reasons I remained here was the abundance of employment. But in the late 90's we began a slow downturn, until many of the  More

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