Greenville, South Carolina 

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Health in Greenville, South 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.


PHYSICIANS PER CAPITA

There are 253 physicians per 100,000 population in Greenville. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.


HEALTH COST INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Greenville area is 98.9 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

98.9 / 100

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


WATER QUALITY INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Greenville 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 Greenville area is 83 (100=best). The US average is 87.

83 / 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 Greenville commutes 17.5 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 Greenville area is 46 (100=best). The US average is 58.

46 / 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.

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    Reviews for Greenville    90 Reviews
    The Best Place to live in South Carolina - 2/28/2020
    I've lived in Greenville, SC for over 36 years relocating from the low country in 1983. Over the years there has been much change. More positive than negative. U.S.... Read More

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    Would love to live there. - 2/24/2020
    It's one of my favorite niche cities. Love it's location. Furman's campus is stunning. Love the scenery there. Love Paris Mountain. Would love to live there. It's... Read More

    I like it - 1/23/2020
    I moved here in 1994 from Barre Vermont and i love it. The mountains are about 45 minutes North West. The beach is a good 5 hour drive away. There are a lot of parks and... Read More


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    29607 29609 29601 29614

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