Gillette, Wyoming 

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Health in Gillette, Wyoming

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 132 physicians per 100,000 population in Gillette. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.


HEALTH COST INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Gillette area is 132.7 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

132.7 / 100

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


WATER QUALITY INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Gillette area is 20 (100=best). The US average is 55.

20 / 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 Gillette area is 96 (100=best). The US average is 87.

96 / 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 Gillette commutes 18.6 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 Gillette area is 80 (100=best). The US average is 58.

80 / 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 Gillette    5 Reviews
    Total pit - 5/28/2021
    You have to be a complete jerk to live here. These people are total losers. never been In a town where it's ok to steal and lie. the city tries to steal. Had a way too... Read More

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    Good schools and jobs; industrial and ugly - 2/5/2020
    I've lived here several times - adding up to around 37 of my 45 years - and I can't wait to leave. As soon as my youngest graduates from high school I am out of here.... Read More

    Lots of money, but little class. - 11/3/2015
    I have lived in Gillette for the past 7 years with my family. It's a very unattractive town, as far as the geography. The nearest mountain is about 60 miles away. The... Read More


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