Zip 06031 (Falls Village, CT) Health


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United States / Connecticut / Torrington Metro Area / Litchfield County / No City / Falls Village (zip 06031)
The town of Falls Village, CT (06031) is a small community with a population of around 1,190 people, according to the 2010 census. The town lies in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains and is surrounded by lush green fields and forests. The area enjoys a moderate climate with an average temperature of 43°F during winter months and 72°F in summer.
In terms of health care access, there are several medical facilities available to residents of 06031 Falls Village. There are two local hospitals within 30 miles – Sharon Hospital in Sharon, CT and Salisbury Visiting Nurse Association in Salisbury, CT. Other healthcare services include doctors' offices such as Falls Village Medical Associates and the Valley Home Care Clinic, both located in Falls Village. There is also a pharmacy located in town, which provides medication as well as other health-related products and services. In addition to this, there is an active volunteer ambulance service run by volunteer EMTs to help provide emergency medical treatment when needed.

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 180 physicians per 100,000 population in Falls Village (zip 06031). The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.

Health Cost Index

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Falls Village (zip 06031) area is 104.7 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

104.7 / 100

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

Water Qualtiy Index

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Falls Village (zip 06031) area is 50 (100=best). The US average is 55.

50 / 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 Falls Village (zip 06031) area is 84 (100=best). The US average is 87.

84 / 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 Falls Village (zip 06031) commutes 22.5 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 Falls Village (zip 06031) area is 87 (100=best). The US average is 58.

87 / 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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