Salem, Virginia 

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Health in Salem, Virginia

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

Salem air quality is 69. (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.

Salem water quality is 80. (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.

Salem Superfund Index is 93. (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 attentin paid to those on the National Priorities List which pose the greatest health danger.


QUICK FACTS
- There are 613 physicians per 100,000 population in Salem. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.
- Commuting can effect your health. The average person in Salem commutes 13 minutes one-way, which is shorter than the US average of 26 minutes.
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  HEALTHSalem, VirginiaUnited States
  Air Quality (100=best)68.858.4
  Water Quality (100=best)8055
  Superfund Sites (100=best)93.386.9
  Physicians per Cap.613210
  Health Cost91.2100
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    Housing and taxes - 1/6/2015
    When we moved from Glen Allen VA to Salem I had read on here that cost of living including housing was cheaper. Housing is less unless you want a house bigger than 1300... Read More

    Quaint town - 7/21/2011
    Salem is a lovely town surrounded by the beauty of the Blue Ridge mountains. Spring, Summer and Fall is exceptionally beautiful with moderate climate and lots of... Read More


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