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Physical Environment

Physical Environment accounts for 10% of overall Health Factors, according to County Health Rankings. Physical Environment equally weighs two factors: air and water quality & housing and transit.

8th

Among our peers, Louisville ranks 8th of 15 in Physical Environment.

Physical Environment

Fig49-2004

 

Source: County Health Rankings

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13th

Louisville ranks 13 of 15 among our peers in Air and Water Quality.

Air and Water Quality is a composite score of two measures:air pollution—particulate matter and drinking water violations.

Air and Water Quality Rank

Fig37-2004

 

 

 

Source: County Health Rankings

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15th

Louisville ranks 15th of 15 among our peers in Air Quality only.

Air pollution only

Fig43-2004

Source: County Health Rankings

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6th

Louisville ranks 6th of 15 in Housing & Transit.

Housing and Transit is a composite score that includes the following three measures: severe housing problems, driving alone to work, and long commute-driving alone. Note: all except Memphis were within one standard deviation of the mean.

Housing and Transit Rank

Fig42-2004

 

Source: County Health Rankings

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2nd

Louisville ranks 2nd for Severe Housing Problems

Severe Housing Problems is the percentage of households with at least 1 or more of the following housing problems:

  1. housing unit lacks complete kitchen facilities;
  2. housing unit lacks complete plumbing facilities;
  3. household is severely overcrowded; and
  4. household is severely cost burdened.

Severe overcrowding is defined as more than 1.5 persons per room. Severe cost burden is defined as monthly housing costs (including utilities) that exceed 50% of monthly income.

Severe Housing Problems

Fig95-2004

Source: County Health Rankings

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11th

Louisville ranks 11 out of 15 for Driving Alone to Work

Driving Alone to Work is the percentage of the workforce that usually drives alone to work.

Driving Alone to Work

Fig96-2004

 

Source: County Health Rankings

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6th

Louisville ranks 6th for Long Commute – Driving Alone

Long Commute – Driving Alone is the percentage of commuters, among those who commute to work by car, truck, or van alone, who drive longer than 30 minutes to work each day.

Long Commute – Driving Alone

Fig97-2004

 

Source: County Health Rankings

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Sources

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation County Health Rankings