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Health in California

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

CALIFORNIA TOTAL CASES REPORTED

97,183

US TOTAL CASES REPORTED

1,676,401

updated daily at 9 AM PST source Kaiser Family Foundation

New COVID-19 Cases by Day


PHYSICIANS PER CAPITA

There are 205 physicians per 100,000 population in California. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.


HEALTH COST INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the California area is 92.8 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

92.8 / 100

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


WATER QUALITY INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the California area is 41 (100=best). The US average is 55.

41 / 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 California area is 93 (100=best). The US average is 87.

93 / 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 California commutes 28.8 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 California area is 52 (100=best). The US average is 58.

52 / 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

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    Reviews for California    284 Reviews
    Please Don't Move Here, We're Full - 3/24/2019
    We're full. Got enough people already. Don't need to grow our population. Just need to let the roads catch... Read More

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    This is amazing humans!!!!! - 5/6/2018
    I am sure you like this and I do to you are as great as I am!!!... Read More

    not what i was led to believe - 3/16/2018
    rent is crazy expensive, spaces are cramped, traffic is beyond measure, everything is pricey. spent $7000 to move out here, biggest mistake of my life. cant even... Read More


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