Amarillo, TX is located in the Texas Panhandle and has a population of around 200,000. The city is home to many medical facilities such as Northwest Texas Healthcare System, Baptist St. Anthony’s Health System, and Amarillo VA Medical Center. These hospitals provide excellent health care for both local residents and visitors alike. Additionally, there are numerous primary care clinics and medical specialists in the area that provide specialized health care services to those living in or visiting Amarillo. For those needing more intensive care, Amarillo also has a number of specialty centers including cardiac, cancer treatment centers, pediatric services and physical therapy services all within the city limits. Overall the health care options available to those living or visiting Amarillo are vast and provide quality healthcare for everyone’s needs.
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 279 physicians per 100,000 population in Amarillo. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.
HEALTH COST INDEX
The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Amarillo area is 106.1 (lower=better). The US average is 100.
106.1 / 100
Example: 110 = 10% more expensive than national average.
WATER QUALITY INDEX
The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Amarillo area is 80 (100=best). The US average is 55.
80 / 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.
The annual BestPlaces Superfund Index for the Amarillo area is 97 (100=best). The US average is 87.
97 / 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.
Commuting can effect your health. The average person in Amarillo commutes 17.7 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 Amarillo area is 74 (100=best). The US average is 58.
74 / 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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Not a good place
I moved to Amarillo when I was five and left at 34, the best thing I ever did. Sadly, I came back to help care for my aging grandmother, and as soon as I can, i am... Read More
Amarillo Texas, Sucks.
Amarillo is not a good place to live. For me it was like living in Hell. I lived there for 50 years. I graduated Canyon High. raised two kids. went through a divorce... Read More