Fort Worth, Texas 

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Health in Fort Worth, 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.


CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 INFO

The new coronavirus was first reported in Wuhan, China, in December, the infectious respiratory disease COVID-19 has spread rapidly across the globe.

The first confirmed coronavirus cases outside China occured on Jan. 20. On Jan. 21, the first case in the U.S. was identified.

The entire world is in the midst of a health crisis. We are providing this Coronavirus (COVID-19) Tracker to help you stay informed.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Tracker

TEXAS TOTAL CASES REPORTED

451,181

US TOTAL CASES REPORTED

4,725,486

updated daily at 9 AM PST source Kaiser Family Foundation

New COVID-19 Cases by Day


PHYSICIANS PER CAPITA

There are 163 physicians per 100,000 population in Fort Worth. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.


HEALTH COST INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Fort Worth area is 96.8 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

96.8 / 100

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


WATER QUALITY INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Fort Worth area is 90 (100=best). The US average is 55.

90 / 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 Fort Worth 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.


QUICK FACTS
Commuting can effect your health. The average person in Fort Worth commutes 27.0 minutes one-way, which is longer than the US average of 26.4 minutes.

AIR QUALITY INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Air Quality Index for the Fort Worth area is 40 (100=best). The US average is 58.

40 / 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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    Reviews for Fort Worth    80 Reviews
    Too Hot for this New Englander - 6/25/2020
    Originally I am from the northeast and moved to the Fort Worth area 13 years ago for my job. I have never liked the heat and I really miss being outdoors in the summer.... Read More

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    Awful city - 4/6/2019
    I've lived 4 years there ... Lot of rednecks living... Read More

    Fort Worth - Large City that feels like a town - 1/23/2019
    I lived in Fort Worth for 5 years while going to college and it amazed me how that large of a city could have such a tight-knit community feel to it. Unlike many major... Read More


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