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Health in Montana

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 201 physicians per 100,000 population in Montana. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.


HEALTH COST INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Montana area is 97.7 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

97.7 / 100

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


WATER QUALITY INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Montana area is 38 (100=best). The US average is 55.

38 / 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 Montana area is 62 (100=best). The US average is 87.

62 / 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 Montana commutes 17.8 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 Montana area is 84 (100=best). The US average is 58.

84 / 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 Montana    14 Reviews
    Friendiness - 7/25/2015
    I am black, my husband is white; all I've ever wanted to do is visit the lakes and mountains of Montana. I am wondering how likely it is to be accepted there in terms... Read More

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    Naples, Florida - 4/3/2013
    Need a change of scene. Naples is far south--takes a long time to get out of Florida if... Read More

    From Maine to Montana - 2/25/2013
    I have always wanted to come to Montana , now that my husband an I are in our 40's,We now want to travel. We have live here in Maine most of our life. My husband is a... Read More


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    MAPS OF MONTANA
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    ZIP CODES IN MONTANA
    59901, 59102, 59101, 59715, 59701, 59718, 59801, 59405, 59105, 59601, ... 361 more

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