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Health in Portland, Oregon

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

Portland air quality is 21. (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.

Portland water quality is 52. (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.

Portland Superfund Index is 87. (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.

- There are 376 physicians per 100,000 population in Portland. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.
- Commuting can effect your health. The average person in Portland commutes 21 minutes one-way, which is shorter than the US average of 26 minutes.

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  HEALTHPortland, OregonUnited States
  Air Quality (100=best)20.658.4
  Water Quality (100=best)5255
  Superfund Sites (100=best)8786.9
  Physicians per Cap.376210
  Health Cost113.1100
  • Physicians per Capita (US Avg: 261)
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    Reviews for Portland    333 Reviews
    think twice. - 9/18/2018
    the only thing good in Portland is the people.i been living in this beautiful place for over 25 years the last 4 years all of the beauty is gone. city is under develop,... Read More

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    Perfect City for Urbanists - 8/6/2018
    City is full of energy. Walkable downtown, so many passionate small business owners, and the city cares about getting rid of cars and embracing cycling / transit / more... Read More

    Keep Portland Weird - 7/26/2018
    I just love this city. There is so much to do, so much art, great food, great people... I'm so glad I moved... Read More

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