Walla Walla, Washington 

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Health in Walla Walla, 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 297 physicians per 100,000 population in Walla Walla. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.


HEALTH COST INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Walla Walla area is 79.1 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

79.1 / 100

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


WATER QUALITY INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Walla Walla area is 40 (100=best). The US average is 55.

40 / 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 Walla Walla area is 95 (100=best). The US average is 87.

95 / 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 Walla Walla commutes 14.8 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 Walla Walla area is 60 (100=best). The US average is 58.

60 / 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 Walla Walla    11 Reviews
    Just drive on by, not worth stopping. - 10/19/2020
    Drive on by, nothing to see here. A couple people said great place and the town raised prices 50 percent. I have traveled the world and fake, pretentious towns do... Read More

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    Pre much anywhere is better - 10/19/2020
    I have traveled to over 60 countries and 45 states and I cannot give this town even a one star review. Overpriced, limited options and trendy where trendy is not... Read More

    An Outstanding Place to Live - 7/29/2020
    While I was born and raised here, I have subsequently lived in the Portland and Seattle areas. We chose to retire in Walla Walla as the cost of living is far more... Read More


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