Tacoma, Washington 

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Health in Tacoma, 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 199 physicians per 100,000 population in Tacoma. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.


HEALTH COST INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Tacoma area is 80.0 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

80.0 / 100

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


WATER QUALITY INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Tacoma area is 60 (100=best). The US average is 55.

60 / 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 Tacoma area is 87 (100=best). The US average is 87.

87 / 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 Tacoma commutes 28.1 minutes one-way, which is longer than the US average of 26.4 minutes.

AIR QUALITY INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Air Quality Index for the Tacoma area is 34 (100=best). The US average is 58.

34 / 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 Tacoma    38 Reviews
    Not after 23 years - 7/14/2020
    Having lived over half my life here I can tell you real friends are few and far between. You will go through many and only have a handful who stick with you. Your... Read More

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    Best Place I've Ever Lived By Far - 6/27/2020
    Here's the thing. I've lived in nine states during my lifetime (I'm 51 years old at the time of this writing). I grew up and lived most of my life in Indianapolis, but... Read More

    Tacoma's potential - 4/28/2018
    I decided to start taking all public transportation and walking the rest of the way to work every day since my taxes were paying for it. I live on hilltop and work on... Read More


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    ZIP CODES IN TACOMA, WASHINGTON
    98404, 98409, 98405, 98406, 98407, 98422, 98408, 98418, 98403, 98465, ... 13 more

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