Zip 31042 (Irwinton, GA) Health


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United States / Georgia / No Metro Area / Wilkinson County / Irwinton / Irwinton (zip 31042)
The town of Irwinton, GA is home to a population of about 1,151 people. It is surrounded by lush pine forests and natural beauty. Despite the small size of the town, there are several medical facilities available for local residents. The closest hospital is located in Milledgeville, about 30 minutes away from Irwinton. There are also two primary care clinics in town that provide basic medical services such as annual check-ups and minor illnesses. Furthermore, there are numerous other specialty doctors and specialists that serve the local area with their expertise. With these resources available to them, residents of Irwinton can manage their health care needs without having to travel far from home.

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 22 physicians per 100,000 population in Irwinton (zip 31042). The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.

Health Cost Index

The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Irwinton (zip 31042) area is 105.3 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

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

Water Qualtiy Index

The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Irwinton (zip 31042) area is 60 (100=best). The US average is 55.

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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 Irwinton (zip 31042) area is 79 (100=best). The US average is 87.

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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 Irwinton (zip 31042) commutes 28.8 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 Irwinton (zip 31042) area is 57 (100=best). The US average is 58.

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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