Swannanoa, North Carolina 

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Health in Swannanoa, 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.


CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 INFO

The new coronavirus was first reported in Wuhan, China, in December, the infectious respiratory disease COVID-19 has spread rapidly across the globe.

The first confirmed coronavirus cases outside China occured on Jan. 20. On Jan. 21, the first case in the U.S. was identified.

The entire world is in the midst of a health crisis. We are providing this Coronavirus (COVID-19) Tracker to help you stay informed.

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NORTH CAROLINA TOTAL CASES REPORTED

24,168

US TOTAL CASES REPORTED

1,665,852

updated daily at 9 AM PST source Kaiser Family Foundation

New COVID-19 Cases by Day


PHYSICIANS PER CAPITA

There are 374 physicians per 100,000 population in Swannanoa. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.


HEALTH COST INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Swannanoa area is 111.4 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

111.4 / 100

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


WATER QUALITY INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Swannanoa area is 64 (100=best). The US average is 55.

64 / 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 Swannanoa area is 82 (100=best). The US average is 87.

82 / 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 Swannanoa commutes 20.1 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 Swannanoa area is 81 (100=best). The US average is 58.

81 / 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 Swannanoa    2 Reviews
    Swannanoa, NC - 8/18/2010
    Swannanoa is a small rural community aoobut 15 miles from Asheville, NC in western North Carolina. The Asheville area provides an interesting mix of cultures, drawing... Read More

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    YES OR NO - Vote Nov 3 - 9/28/2009
    I am concerned over the debate about incorporation vs. non-incorporation. I hope that the vocal voices of each side, will not ultimately divide this pleasant place. ... Read More


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    ZIP CODES IN SWANNANOA, NORTH CAROLINA
    28778

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