San Antonio, Texas 

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Health in San Antonio, 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 231 physicians per 100,000 population in San Antonio. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.


HEALTH COST INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the San Antonio area is 91.2 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

91.2 / 100

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


WATER QUALITY INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the San Antonio area is 70 (100=best). The US average is 55.

70 / 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 San Antonio 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 San Antonio commutes 24.1 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 San Antonio area is 57 (100=best). The US average is 58.

57 / 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 San Antonio    235 Reviews
    SA is no longer the same :( - 1/15/2021
    I moved back here to my hometown from Orlando to escape a very ghetto and liberal mentality, and this place has changed. Would’ve stayed in Orlando to be honest. Saw... Read More

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    San Antonio - An Objective Big Picture View - 3/8/2020
    Background: I grew up in Colorado, lived on the West coast (San Diego area 15 years), and the East Coast (Va Beach area 15 years), also Washington D.C. and overseas. ... Read More

    It's a Like/Dislike Thing. - 2/26/2020
    I'm originally from the upper midwest where we have all four seasons. This city has a lot of pros and cons. CONS: 1. It's very big and it takes a long time to get... Read More


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    ZIP CODES IN SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
    78245, 78228, 78250, 78251, 78240, 78249, 78254, 78223, 78207, 78247, ... 57 more


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