Port Arthur, Texas 

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Health in Port Arthur, 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 205 physicians per 100,000 population in Port Arthur. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.


HEALTH COST INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Port Arthur area is 94.4 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

94.4 / 100

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


WATER QUALITY INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Port Arthur area is 71 (100=best). The US average is 55.

71 / 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 Port Arthur area is 80 (100=best). The US average is 87.

80 / 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 Port Arthur commutes 22.7 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 Port Arthur area is 48 (100=best). The US average is 58.

48 / 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 Port Arthur    9 Reviews
    port arthur ace hole capital of the world - 7/28/2015
    Port arthur and surrounding areas CONS: hot and very humid summers cant go outside during summer hungry mosquitos chase you. Most pdople on the road especially with... Read More

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    Slow grind - 2/14/2015
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    Pierre - 4/26/2014
    I live in the Port Acres area of Port Arthur and I like the rural area very much. I do have to wonder what kind of hallucinogenic drugs he had used prior to writing his... Read More


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    ZIP CODES IN PORT ARTHUR, TEXAS
    77642 77640 77655


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