Richland, Washington 

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Health in Richland, Washington

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 192 physicians per 100,000 population in Richland. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.


HEALTH COST INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Richland area is 80.7 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

80.7 / 100

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


WATER QUALITY INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Richland area is 33 (100=best). The US average is 55.

33 / 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 Richland area is 75 (100=best). The US average is 87.

75 / 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 Richland commutes 19.6 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 Richland area is 72 (100=best). The US average is 58.

72 / 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 Richland    11 Reviews
    Amazing and Wonderful - 4/23/2020
    I've lived here all my life, and compared to other places I've visited, this is an amazing place. The summers are very hot and dry with lots of fires and the winter is... Read More

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    Very expensive compared to the south - 9/28/2016
    Moved here in Dec 2015. Winters are mild. Drivers are horrible. Everything is brown unless you water, water and water some more. Wind is strong. Summers are very cool... Read More

    Warm Summer, Cold Winter - 4/7/2014
    I currently live in Richland, WA. The summers are perfect to me. It gets hot (90-100 degrees) but I like it because it reminds me of California where I am from. I... Read More


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