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Health in Oregon

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 231 physicians per 100,000 population in Oregon. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.


HEALTH COST INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Oregon area is 86.0 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

86.0 / 100

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


WATER QUALITY INDEX

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Oregon area is 59 (100=best). The US average is 55.

59 / 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 Oregon area is 88 (100=best). The US average is 87.

88 / 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 Oregon commutes 23.5 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 Oregon area is 45 (100=best). The US average is 58.

45 / 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 Oregon    63 Reviews
    **BEFORE YOU MOVE HERE: **----FROM A RESIDENT. - 7/6/2019
    Please make sure you have a job lined up. I'm meeting a lot of people who are having to move back to other states or are really struggling because most places don't pay... Read More

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    Seniors relocating to Oregon... - 8/8/2018
    We want to relocate to Oregon next summer. I'm not sure where. We need cooler temps in the summer, maybe 80s? but not too cold, rainy, windy or snowy in the winter.Low... Read More

    The Best Place To Live, Play, Retire - 2/15/2017
    Oregon is one of the most beautiful states I have ever been to. It has so much greenery and trees and water it makes you confused about the words "drought". You can ski... Read More


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