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Health in New Jersey

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 259 physicians per 100,000 population in New Jersey. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.


HEALTH COST INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the New Jersey area is 95.0 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

95.0 / 100

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


WATER QUALITY INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the New Jersey area is 20 (100=best). The US average is 55.

20 / 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 New Jersey area is 14 (100=best). The US average is 87.

14 / 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 New Jersey commutes 31.5 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 New Jersey area is 53 (100=best). The US average is 58.

53 / 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 New Jersey    121 Reviews
    Horrible weather , high taxes .corrupt politician - 4/30/2020
    On average, there are 206 sunny days per year in New JerseyWhere the heck did they get that from ..It's ALWAYS raining or cloudy in NJ. Last 2 years we had the same... Read More

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    New Jersey after 10 years of residency. - 7/24/2019
    I have lived in New Jersey for 10 years and its has been very tough to get by, high cost of food, High tax, Rent on average is about 1900 a month, housing costs for a... Read More

    Expensive - 2/14/2016
    Property Taxes are crazy... Read More


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    MAPS OF NEW JERSEY
    New Jersey
    ZIP CODES IN NEW JERSEY
    08701, 07055, 07087, 07002, 07305, 07093, 07047, 08753, 08901, 08854, ... 595 more

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