Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Metro Area, Washington 

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Health in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Metro Area, 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 244 physicians per 100,000 population in Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Metro Area. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.


HEALTH COST INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Metro Area area is 81.0 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

81.0 / 100

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


WATER QUALITY INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Metro Area area is 58 (100=best). The US average is 55.

58 / 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 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Metro Area 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 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Metro Area commutes 30.1 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 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Metro Area area is 37 (100=best). The US average is 58.

37 / 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 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue    2 Reviews
    Great place to live - 3/2/2020
    I have lived here for 36 years and love it. Mountains are a short drive away, tons of camping, people are friendly, and it feels safe.... Read More

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    Seattle is a wonderful playground for the hapless. - 3/7/2019
    If you enjoy traffic gridlock, daily crime, gangs, homeless people defecating and urinating in public, business people who cannot communicate using the English language,... Read More


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