Plano, Texas 

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Health in Plano, 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 228 physicians per 100,000 population in Plano. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.


HEALTH COST INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Plano area is 96.9 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

96.9 / 100

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


WATER QUALITY INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Plano 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.


SUPERFUND INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Superfund Index for the Plano area is 99 (100=best). The US average is 87.

99 / 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 Plano commutes 26.5 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 Plano area is 55 (100=best). The US average is 58.

55 / 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 Plano    39 Reviews
    Thinking about moving to Plano from Arkansas - 8/2/2019
    Been in Arkansas for the past 15 years of my life, tired of it, detest it. I'm Chinese, and this state is very hostile against all non-whites and particularly Chinese... Read More

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    A good place to raise kids, but.... - 11/28/2018
    I logged into this site because my husband and I are ready to leave Plano and I wanted to compare statistics to some other areas. I think many of the points made in... Read More

    We Are Considering Moving to Plano, TX - 12/3/2015
    We would like your honest opinion. 1. Are people really braggy "Christians" in Plano,TX? 2. Are taxes really as high or close to what you pay for your mortgage? 3.... Read More


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    75025 75023 75074 75093 75024 75075

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