Wichita Metro Area, Kansas 

2 Reviews | Review This Place

United States / Kansas / Wichita Metro Area / Counties / Cities / Zip Codes

Health in Wichita Metro Area, Kansas

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.


CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 INFO

The new coronavirus was first reported in Wuhan, China, in December, the infectious respiratory disease COVID-19 has spread rapidly across the globe.

The first confirmed coronavirus cases outside China occured on Jan. 20. On Jan. 21, the first case in the U.S. was identified.

The entire world is in the midst of a health crisis. We are providing this Coronavirus (COVID-19) Tracker to help you stay informed.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Tracker

KANSAS TOTAL CASES REPORTED

14,990

US TOTAL CASES REPORTED

2,666,889

updated daily at 9 AM PST source Kaiser Family Foundation

New COVID-19 Cases by Day


PHYSICIANS PER CAPITA

There are 191 physicians per 100,000 population in Wichita Metro Area. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.


HEALTH COST INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Wichita Metro Area area is 98.4 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

98.4 / 100

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


WATER QUALITY INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Wichita Metro Area area is 48 (100=best). The US average is 55.

48 / 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 Wichita Metro Area area is 71 (100=best). The US average is 87.

71 / 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 Wichita Metro Area commutes 19.5 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 Wichita Metro Area 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.

Air Quality Health Risk

Health Map
  • Physicians per Capita (US Avg: 261)
Select Map Options
  • Physicians per Capita
  • Superfund Sites
  • Air Quality
  • Reset Map

  • View More Data >

    Reviews for Wichita    2 Reviews
    Some great places in this state with potential. - 9/10/2018
    Contrary to other reviews which seek to politicize the situation in Kansas due to differences in political and financial philosophy, I want to counter that with a... Read More

    Start Your Review of Wichita


    Live here at your own risk - 1/30/2018
    I've lived in the area nearly my whole life and up until recently, this was a great place to live and raise a family. In recent years the entire state has begun to... Read More


    View More Data >

    COMPARE COST OF LIVING
    Compare Wichita Metro Area, Kansas to any other place in the USA.

    MAPS OF WICHITA METRO AREA, KANSAS
    ZIP CODES IN WICHITA METRO AREA, KANSAS
    67212, 67217, 67203, 67207, 67037, 67216, 67213, 67218, 67204, 67114, ... 84 more

    NEW LISTINGS IN WICHITA
    $126,500
    7525 W Cottontail Ln
    Bed 3 | Bath 2

    $68,800
    1520 N Pershing St
    Bed 3 | Bath 1

    $341,000
    2606 S Lark Ln
    Bed 4 | Bath 3

    $116,900
    1309 W Greenfield St
    Bed 3 | Bath 2

    $189,900
    6403 E 16th St N
    Bed 4 | Bath 2

    $75,000
    1819 Faulders Ln
    Bed 2 | Bath 1

    $75,900
    2244 S Pinecrest St
    Bed 2 | Bath 1


    PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP

    Members receive 10 FREE city profile downloads a month, unlimited access to our detailed cost of living calculator and analysis, unlimited access to our DataEngine, and more.

    Try Now
    Join BestPlaces