Portland, Oregon 

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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 attention 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 26.1 minutes one-way, which is shorter than the US average of 26.4 minutes.

  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 Cost84100
  • Physicians per Capita (US Avg: 261)
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    Reviews for Portland    345 Reviews
    stay as Far Away as you can youve bee warned - 4/6/2019
    i have lived here all my Life and it is time to leave the good and the bad and the happy and the sad with that said its its all the bad and the sad i have nothing... Read More

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    Over 30 years the place really went downhill. - 2/23/2019
    I moved in 30 years ago to a lovely 1907 home in a quiet, close-in neighborhood. It reminded me so much of NE Minneapolis I thought I was back there again. But over... Read More

    Keep Portland Weird but Beautiful! - 2/22/2019
    I've lived here for many years and loved it! Could I afford to purchase a home here today-nope! Getting harder and harder to meet the high rent which continues to go... Read More

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