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Health in Michigan

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 223 physicians per 100,000 population in Michigan. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.


HEALTH COST INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Michigan area is 86.6 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

86.6 / 100

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


WATER QUALITY INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Michigan area is 47 (100=best). The US average is 55.

47 / 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 Michigan area is 80 (100=best). The US average is 87.

80 / 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 Michigan commutes 24.3 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 Michigan area is 71 (100=best). The US average is 58.

71 / 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 Michigan    107 Reviews
    Can’t wait to leave - 9/3/2020
    Michigan is so overrated; Michiganders are in love with this state, and I don’t get it. You can sit and have a two hour conversation about how crappy things are here and... Read More

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    small town - 4/9/2017
    Belleville MI is a small town, they have a couple good fast food places and a few small diners and such, but the cost of living is kind of ridiculous. i have a one... Read More

    Not good - 3/8/2017
    Need to be able to see whole state and move... Read More


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    MAPS OF MICHIGAN
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    ZIP CODES IN MICHIGAN
    48197, 48180, 48044, 48103, 48228, 48823, 48858, 48187, 48219, 48439, ... 987 more

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