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Riddle, Oregon is a small town nestled in the foothills of the Siskiyou Mountains. The town has a population of just over four thousand people and is located near the Rogue River and other natural attractions. Health care facilities in Riddle are limited, with just one hospital and two medical clinics to serve all of its residents. Despite this, the local health care providers strive to provide quality healthcare for their patients. They offer comprehensive services from primary care to specialty care as well as preventative health services like vaccinations and screenings. Additionally, community members have access to more specialized treatment options such as physical therapy, mental health counseling, and substance abuse programs. With its accessible healthcare facilities and dedicated providers, Riddle is committed to ensuring that all residents have access to the highest quality of health care possible.

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 168 physicians per 100,000 population in Riddle. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.

Health Cost Index

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Riddle area is 96.0 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

96.0 / 100

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

Water Qualtiy Index

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Riddle area is 60 (100=best). The US average is 55.

60 / 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 Riddle area is 87 (100=best). The US average is 87.

87 / 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 Riddle commutes 19.5 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 Riddle area is 79 (100=best). The US average is 58.

79 / 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 3 years ago

I retired to this city 2 years ago. Quiet streets and local schools. Lots of open land around with a small town feel. A few small shops and a post office. Just lost our  More

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