Cherokee County residents enjoy a great environment and access to quality healthcare. There are one hospital and two Urgent Care facilities located in Cherokee County offering a wide array of services and there are 113 physicians per 100,000 population which is impressive for a rural area of the U.S. Moreover, there are four additional hospitals located close by in our neighboring counties.
Cherokee County, North Carolina Health Index
Air quality in Cherokee County, North Carolina is 98 on a scale to 100 (higher is better). This is based on ozone alert days and number of pollutants in the air, as reported by the EPA.
Water quality in Cherokee County, North Carolina is 79 on a scale to 100 (higher is better). The EPA has a complex method of measuring watershed quality using 15 indicators.
Superfund index is 100 on a scale to 100 (higher is better). This is upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts.
|HEALTH||Cherokee County, North Carolina||United States|
|Air Quality (100=best)||98.1||93.9|
|Water Quality (100=best)||79||55|
|Superfund Sites (100=best)||100||71|
|Physicians per Cap.||113||261|