Marietta, OH Health


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Marietta, OH is a small city located on the banks of the Muskingum River. It is known for its historic downtown district and quaint neighborhoods. Despite being a smaller community, Marietta has access to excellent health care options. There are several local hospitals including Marietta Memorial Hospital and Valley Health System’s Selby General Hospital, both of which provide high quality medical care. In addition to these hospitals, there are several local medical facilities offering primary care services as well as specialty services such as physical therapy and occupational therapy. Many of these facilities also offer mental health services such as counseling and support groups. With a variety of health care options in the area, residents of Marietta can feel confident about receiving quality healthcare when they need it.

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 177 physicians per 100,000 population in Marietta. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.

Health Cost Index

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Marietta area is 92.9 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

92.9 / 100

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

Water Qualtiy Index

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Marietta area is 40 (100=best). The US average is 55.

40 / 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 Marietta area is 73 (100=best). The US average is 87.

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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 Marietta commutes 15.0 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 Marietta area is 45 (100=best). The US average is 58.

45 / 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 17 years ago

Can safely go to grocery store in the  More

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Over 17 years ago

Long, gray, dreary  More

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Over 18 years ago

A nice quiet college community that is relatively crime free.Population is around 15,000. Reasonable proximity to Pittsburgh (1.5 hrs),Columbus (2hrs) and Cleveland  More

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