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Indiana is home to a wide variety of different health options. The state has numerous hospitals, clinics and medical facilities that offer a range of services from general care to specialized treatments. These facilities are staffed by highly qualified professionals who work hard to provide the best care possible for their patients. Additionally, Indiana’s Department of Health has been actively working to improve the overall health and wellbeing of its citizens through initiatives such as providing better access to preventive care, improving public health education, and increasing access to mental health services. With these efforts in place, Indiana residents can be confident they have access to quality healthcare options that will help them maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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 184 physicians per 100,000 population in Indiana. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.

Health Cost Index

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Indiana area is 82.9 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

82.9 / 100

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

Water Qualtiy Index

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Indiana area is 37 (100=best). The US average is 55.

37 / 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 Indiana area is 56 (100=best). The US average is 87.

56 / 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 Indiana commutes 23.4 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 Indiana area is 68 (100=best). The US average is 58.

68 / 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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Over 3 years ago

Lived here my whole life and have tried like hell to leave. It's difficult though because it has to be the cheapest place in America to live, but that also means the pay  More

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Gomer · 
Over 5 years ago

I grew up in Indiana and when I became an adult, I left. I sometimes travel through and whenever I do it just makes me sad. There's no pride of ownership in Indiana.   More

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Over 8 years ago

great cost of  More

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