Houston, Texas 

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Health in Houston, Texas

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

Houston air quality is 49. (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.

Houston water quality is 37. (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.

Houston Superfund Index is 94. (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 attention paid to those on the National Priorities List which pose the greatest health danger.


QUICK FACTS
- There are 185 physicians per 100,000 population in Houston. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.
- Commuting can effect your health. The average person in Houston commutes 27.0 minutes one-way, which is longer than the US average of 26.4 minutes.
AIR QUALITY DISEASE RISK

  HEALTHHouston, TexasUnited States
  Air Quality (100=best)49.158.4
  Water Quality (100=best)3755
  Superfund Sites (100=best)9486.9
  Physicians per Cap.185210
  Health Cost94100
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    Reviews for Houston    353 Reviews
    Undesirable Houston - 4/19/2019
    I have found this city to be the most disappointing city in the US. After I have lived and worked as a professional in 18 major cities in 16 different states, I have... Read More

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    Think Long and Hard Before You Come Here - 3/2/2019
    1. 2/5 stars = Not For Me (applies, but somewhat harsh) 2. 3/5 stars = Just Ok (fairly accurate, but at times, Houston dips into 2/5 and even 1/5 territory, so I... Read More

    Living in Houston - 2/14/2019
    The city of Houston indeed has a varying set of cultures. But do know that many neighborhoods are very different from one another, both in terms of ethnicity and... Read More


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