Big Spring, Texas 

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Health in Big Spring, Texas

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

Big Spring air quality is 67. (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.

Big Spring water quality is 60. (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.

Big Spring Superfund Index is 89. (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.


QUICK FACTS
- There are 99 physicians per 100,000 population in Big Spring. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.
- Commuting can effect your health. The average person in Big Spring commutes 29 minutes one-way, which is longer than the US average of 26 minutes.
AIR QUALITY DISEASE RISK

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  HEALTHBig Spring, TexasUnited States
  Air Quality (100=best)67.458.4
  Water Quality (100=best)6055
  Superfund Sites (100=best)88.686.9
  Physicians per Cap.99210
  Health Cost96.5100
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    Reviews for Big Spring    3 Reviews
    Love the nature - 9/2/2017
    We picked Big Spring over Midland because of the rolling hills and nature. True there isn't a lot to do here except hike or run the mountain. There is a small movie... Read More

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    The town God forgot - 5/3/2009
    One of the worse places to live in the United States. Ranks in the top 17 Texas cities with the highest property taxes. Ranks at the extreme low end of education... Read More

    activity and lesiure - 10/10/2005
    very limited in all aspects, do not expect much and you will not be... Read More


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