Fairfax, Virginia 

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Health in Fairfax, Virginia

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

Fairfax air quality is 44. (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.

Fairfax water quality is 40. (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.

Fairfax Superfund Index is 98. (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 13 physicians per 100,000 population in Fairfax. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.
- Commuting can effect your health. The average person in Fairfax commutes 31.2 minutes one-way, which is longer than the US average of 26.4 minutes.
AIR QUALITY DISEASE RISK

  HEALTHFairfax, VirginiaUnited States
  44.358.4
  4055
  98.286.9
  13210
  100100
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    Reviews for Fairfax    27 Reviews
    Poor Quality Housing; Nightmarish Highway System - 11/14/2017
    Living in Fairfax, or any of the Northern Virginia suburbs of DC, means dealing with highways that are a Gordian knot of converging lanes and overpasses, making long... Read More

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    High - 1/1/2015
    The Cost of living here is high. Though the standard of living is also high, unless you're making over 50,000/year, it's difficult to both live and build any sort of... Read More

    great place to live - 5/1/2014
    Fairfax City has been named as a Great Small City in the past. It has a mix of the old & the new. The Civil war was fought in & around the city. George Mason Univ. has... Read More


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