Health in College Station, Texas
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 184 physicians per 100,000 population in College Station. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.
HEALTH COST INDEX
The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the College Station area is 91.4 (lower=better). The US average is 100.
91.4 / 100
Example: 110 = 10% more expensive than national average.
WATER QUALITY INDEX
The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the College Station area is 99 (100=best). The US average is 55.
99 / 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 College Station area is 98 (100=best). The US average is 87.
98 / 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 College Station commutes 15.7 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 College Station area is 64 (100=best). The US average is 58.
64 / 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 College Station 18 Reviews
I gave this town a 2 (generous rating) because while there were a lot of things I did not like about living there, I did like the scenery (it's a very green town) and... Read More
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Growing Way Too Fast
My wife and I have lived here for most of the last 25 years. Bryan-College Station used to have a nice hometown feel, but the real estate developers have discovered that... Read More
Great place for students and families
College Station is really in the center of one of the most beautiful parts of the state of Texas, the Brazos Valley. The whole landscape is green meadows, post oak trees... Read More