Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area, Illinois 

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Health in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area, Illinois

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 239 physicians per 100,000 population in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.


HEALTH COST INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area area is 95.6 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

95.6 / 100

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


WATER QUALITY INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area area is 46 (100=best). The US average is 55.

46 / 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 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area area is 89 (100=best). The US average is 87.

89 / 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 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area commutes 31.6 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 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin Metro Area area is 59 (100=best). The US average is 58.

59 / 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 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin    5 Reviews
    The best city in America - 11/20/2020
    The best metro area in the US. One of the only cities that boast both a strong economy and an affordable cost of living, barely breaking national averages despite being... Read More

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    Best - 9/10/2020
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    Why would anyone live here! - 12/22/2019
    So disgusting and one of the worst places in America. Most moved from location in all the United States. You can get homes in Tennessee and Wisconsin on a lake or 5... Read More


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