America’s best & worst cities for your skin

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We’ve all had those days where our skin is not looking its best, despite doing all the right things to keep it happy and healthy. Lots of things can affect our skin from the inside out, such as hormonal changes and health conditions, but if you’re having trouble with your skin, it might also be down to some environmental factors at play where you live.

Unhealthy levels of air pollution, for example, still affect more than 40% of Americans, despite great strides made by the U.S. government since the Clean Air Act of 1970. And while you might be aware that air pollution can cause a range of health problems when inhaled, did you know that it can also cause the skin to age prematurely and worsen conditions such as eczema?

Air pollution is not the only environmental factor affecting your skin. Hard water (water with high levels of dissolved calcium and magnesium) and UV light from the sun are also proven to cause skin damage, with health problems resulting from exposure ranging from dry and itchy skin to skin cancer.

From city to city, individual measurements of air pollution, hard water and UV light will vary — but where in the country can you find the very worst skin health conditions based on all of the factors combined?

What we did

To find out which cities have the harshest effect on the skin, HouseFresh gave 328 U.S. cities a score for skin health. To create the index score, each metric (air pollution, UV light and water hardness) was given a weight of 33.33 to add up to 100 total.

Cities that were awarded high scores boast cleaner air, less UV radiation, and softer water. Cities with lower scores have higher pollution levels, more UV radiation, and harder water – and are subsequently worse for the skin.

Key findings

  • Scottsdale, Arizona, is the worst city in the U.S. for skin health.
  • The best city in the country for skin health is Auburn, Maine.
  • Cities in Arizona and California are among the worst for skin health.
  • Maine and five other states bordering Canada are home to the best cities for your skin.

The worst city for your skin in every state

We’ve given each U.S. city in our analysis an index score based on local levels of hard water, UV lightand air pollution, with lower scores indicating that the city is worse for skin health. The map below reveals the lowest-scoring city in each state. The worst cities in the country include Scottsdale, Arizona (3.67), Corona, California (5.20), and McAllen, Texas (12.73).

Healthy skin index

Skin health is important to many people in the U.S. One 2022 poll revealed that more than half of Americans feel confident on a day when their skin feels and looks its best — which is probably one reason why the U.S. spends billions of dollars annually on skin care products.

Arizona and California are home to the worst cities for your skin

Our research reveals the 20 worst cities in the U.S. for your skin based on local levels of hard water, UV light and air pollution. Scottsdale, Arizona, takes the top spot with an index score of 3.67, which is lower than any other city in the U.S. Unfortunately for Arizonans, six cities in the state also feature in our ranking, including Phoenix, but what makes the Grand Canyon state so unfriendly to your skin?

Not only is Arizona the sunniest state, exposing residents to high levels of UV light all year round, but it also scores poorly on air pollution levels. Inside the home, Arizona has some of the hardest water in the U.S., and residents spend more on air-conditioning — which can dry out the skin — to combat the high temperatures than anywhere else in the country.

Healthy skin index worst cities

Eight cities in California also feature in our ranking of the worst U.S. cities for skin health. Like Arizona, California has the honor of being one of the sunniest states as well as one of the least humid. Not only is humidity essential for keeping your skin hydrated, but research has shown that low levels of humidity in the air can cause wrinkles to form.

Maine and other states bordering Canada are the best for skin health

According to our research, the kindest city on the skin is Auburn, Maine, with an index score of 95.1, followed closely by Bangor, also in Maine, with a score of 95. Five Maine cities appear in our top 10 rankings, including the state’s capital Augusta (92.6) and the worst-scoring city in the state (Portland: 88.6) still scores higher than the highest-scoring cities in 44 other states.

One factor behind Maine’s magic is that it boasts soft water, which lacks the high levels of minerals in hard water that can leave a residue on your body and cause dry and irritated skin. Another reason is that it is one of the most humid states, which can help to keep skin hydrated. Maine’s clean air is a bonus, as high levels of air pollution can prematurely age the skin by causing wrinkles and age spots.

Healthy skin index best cities

Every other city in our top 10 rankings is in a state that borders Canada. While Canada has some of the cleanest air in the world, the border region between Canada and the U.S. has enjoyed a reduction in annual ozone levels in recent years thanks to an ongoing agreement between the two countries.

Some of these states are also among the cloudiest in the country, but it’s a myth that sunlight can’t cause damage to your skin on cloudy days. While clouds do block some of the harmful UV rays from the sun, they don’t block it all. That’s why experts recommend wearing an SPF 30 or higher sunscreen every day.

The best and worst U.S. cities for your skin

Explore the table below to find out if your city ranks as one of the best or one of the worst places in the U.S. for skin health based on an index score that combines local levels of hard water, UV light, and air pollution. The lower the score, the worse the city is for skin health.

How hard water, UV levels and pollution levels affect the skin

Did you know that your skin is your body’s largest organ? It’s also the most visible indicator of your age, which is why protecting yourself against the premature aging effects of UV light and air pollution is so important. These aging effects include yellowed and bumpy skin, wrinkles, and age spots.

Too much exposure to UV levels can cause more dangerous health problems to develop, such as skin cancer. In fact, getting five or more sunburns in your life more than doubles your risk of developing melanoma. Your skin can be damaged by UV light even without an apparent burn.

Luckily, it’s relatively easy and inexpensive to protect yourself from skin damage caused by either UV light, hard water, or air pollution. Read on for a breakdown of each factor’s harmful effects up close and for tips on how to protect your skin’s health like a pro.

Healthy skin index tips

Take care of your skin wherever you live

To some people, the phrase “skin care routine” will conjure up convoluted images of cucumber slices, chemical peels, and Patrick Bateman’s iconic morning ritual. In reality, taking care of your skin doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive, and the benefits you’ll reap are worth the time you invest.

One easy thing you can do is cover up in the sun and wear an SPF 30 or higher sunscreen every day, even when it’s cloudy. Studies have shown that even applying an SPF 15 sunscreen daily reduces your risk of skin cancer by 40%.

Wherever you live in the country, and whatever your skin care routine, take care of your skin as best you can and make a note of anything out of the ordinary. If you have any skin concerns or notice any changes to a mole, speak to your doctor or a dermatologist.

Methodology and sources

Air pollution data was taken from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Air Quality Data and State of the Air report by the American Lung Association. A higher value represents more air pollution.

The UV Index Scale is a standard measurement of the strength of sunburn-producing ultraviolet radiation at a particular place and time. Usually ranging from zero to 11 (higher means more ultraviolet radiation), an average figure was taken for each U.S. city across all the months of the year. UV index data was sourced from WeatherUS and WeatherWX.

Water hardness is measured in parts of calcium carbonate per million, with higher values signifying harder water and lower values signifying softer water. Data was collated from Hydroflow-USA.

Where possible, city-level data was used; however, where data wasn’t available at city level, metro- or county-level estimates were used instead. The final list of cities includes 328 cities, for which all three data points were available.

Each of the above metrics was given a weight of 33.33 to add up to 100 total, and each city was scored on its air pollution, UV index, and water hardness, with higher scores indicating being better for skin and lower scores being worse. High-scoring cities are places with cleaner air, less UV radiation and softer water. Cities with lower scores have higher pollution levels, more UV radiation and harder water.

The data was collected in August 2022.

This article originally appeared on HouseFresh and was syndicated by MediaFeed.


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Skin cancer rates in all 50 states

Skin cancer rates in all 50 states

Millions of Americans are treated for different types of skin cancers every year. 

According to recent data from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association’s Health of America report, skin cancer affects 4.3 percent of BCBS members (including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma and other uncommon skin cancers).

By taking the skin cancer diagnosis rate found in the study and extrapolating it to 216 million privately insured people counted by the U.S. Census Bureau, BCBS estimates that 9 million privately insured people in the United States are living with a skin cancer diagnosis.

To come up with the following list, we combined that data with the most current information available from the Centers for Disease Control, looking at melanoma rates in all 50 states. While melanoma isn’t the most prevalent of skin cancers, it is the most deadly, so we wanted to make special note of it.

Before you click through, remember: If you’re worried about skin cancer or any moles or blemishes on your skin, see a dermatologist. At the end of the slideshow, there’s a list of useful resources to learn more about skin cancer.

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Percentage of residents with skin cancer: 4.7

According to the CDC, “In Alabama in 2015, there were 1,261 new cases of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people, 22 Melanomas of the skin cases were reported. The same year, there were 143 people who died of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people in Alabama, 3 died of Melanomas of the skin.”

Centers for Disease Control

Percentage of residents with skin cancer: 3.1

According to the CDC, “In Alaska in 2015, there were 79 new cases of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people, 12 Melanomas of the skin cases were reported. The same year, there were 17 people who died of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people in Alaska, 3 died of Melanomas of the skin.”

Centers for Disease Control

Percentage of residents with skin cancer: 5

According to the CDC, “In Arizona in 2015, there were 1,879 new cases of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people, 23 Melanomas of the skin cases were reported. The same year, there were 208 people who died of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people in Arizona, 3 died of Melanomas of the skin.”

Centers for Disease Control

Percentage of residents with skin cancer: 3.5

According to the CDC, “In Arkansas in 2015, there were 770 new cases of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people, 22 Melanomas of the skin cases were reported. The same year, there were 92 people who died of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people in Arkansas, 3 died of Melanomas of the skin.”

Centers for Disease Control

Percentage of residents with skin cancer: 3.9

According to the CDC, “In California in 2015, there were 9,549 new cases of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people, 23 Melanomas of the skin cases were reported. The same year, there were 941 people who died of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people in California, 2 died of Melanomas of the skin.”

Centers for Disease Control

Percentage of residents with skin cancer: 5

According to the CDC, “In Colorado in 2015, there were 1,239 new cases of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people, 21 Melanomas of the skin cases were reported. The same year, there were 175 people who died of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people in Colorado, 3 died of Melanomas of the skin.”

Centers for Disease Control

Percentage of residents with skin cancer: 5.6

According to the CDC, “In Connecticut in 2015, there were 883 new cases of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people, 21 Melanomas of the skin cases were reported. The same year, there were 90 people who died of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people in Connecticut, 2 died of Melanomas of the skin.”

Centers for Disease Control

Percentage of residents with skin cancer: 4.8

According to the CDC, “In Delaware in 2015, there were 346 new cases of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people, 30 Melanomas of the skin cases were reported. The same year, there were 37 people who died of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people in Delaware, 3 died of Melanomas of the skin.”

Centers for Disease Control

Percentage of residents with skin cancer: 5.8

According to the CDC, “In [the] District of Columbia in 2015, there were 52 new cases of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people, 8 Melanomas of the skin cases were reported. The same year, there were [fewer than] 16 people who died of Melanomas of the skin in [the] District of Columbia.”

Centers for Disease Control

Percentage of residents with skin cancer: 7.1

According to the CDC, “In Florida in 2015, there were 6,484 new cases of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people, 24 Melanomas of the skin cases were reported. The same year, there were 752 people who died of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people in Florida, 3 died of Melanomas of the skin.”

Centers for Disease Control

Percentage of residents with skin cancer: 4.7

According to the CDC, “In Georgia in 2015, there were 2,868 new cases of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people, 27 Melanomas of the skin cases were reported. The same year, there were 231 people who died of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people in Georgia, 2 died of Melanomas of the skin.”

Centers for Disease Control

Percentage of residents with skin cancer: 1.8

According to the CDC, “In Hawaii in 2015, there were 399 new cases of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people, 23 Melanomas of the skin cases were reported. The same year, there were 33 people who died of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people in Hawaii, 2 died of Melanomas of the skin.”

Centers for Disease Control

Percentage of residents with skin cancer: 4

According to the CDC, “In Idaho in 2015, there were 500 new cases of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people, 28 Melanomas of the skin cases were reported. The same year, there were 67 people who died of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people in Idaho, 4 died of Melanomas of the skin.”

Centers for Disease Control

Percentage of residents with skin cancer: 3.8

According to the CDC, “In Illinois in 2015, there were 2,917 new cases of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people, 21 Melanomas of the skin cases were reported. The same year, there were 312 people who died of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people in Illinois, 2 died of Melanomas of the skin.”

Centers for Disease Control

Percentage of residents with skin cancer: 3.1

According to the CDC, “In Indiana in 2015, there were 1,513 new cases of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people, 21 Melanomas of the skin cases were reported. The same year, there were 202 people who died of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people in Indiana, 3 died of Melanomas of the skin.”

Centers for Disease Control

Percentage of residents with skin cancer: 4

According to the CDC, “In Iowa in 2015, there were 955 new cases of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people, 27 Melanomas of the skin cases were reported. The same year, there were 93 people who died of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people in Iowa, 3 died of Melanomas of the skin.”

Centers for Disease Control

Percentage of residents with skin cancer: 3.5

According to the CDC, “In Kansas in 2015, there were 804 new cases of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people, 25 Melanomas of the skin cases were reported. The same year, there were 105 people who died of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people in Kansas, 3 died of Melanomas of the skin.”

Centers for Disease Control

Percentage of residents with skin cancer: 4.7

According to the CDC, “In Kentucky in 2015, there were 1,366 new cases of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people, 27 Melanomas of the skin cases were reported. The same year, there were 160 people who died of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people in Kentucky, 3 died of Melanomas of the skin.”

Centers for Disease Control

Percentage of residents with skin cancer: 3.8

According to the CDC, “In Louisiana in 2015, there were 958 new cases of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people, 19 Melanomas of the skin cases were reported. The same year, there were 92 people who died of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people in Louisiana, 2 died of Melanomas of the skin.”

Centers for Disease Control

Percentage of residents with skin cancer: 3.9

According to the CDC, “In Maine in 2015, there were 484 new cases of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people, 28 Melanomas of the skin cases were reported. The same year, there were 43 people who died of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people in Maine, 2 died of Melanomas of the skin.”

Centers for Disease Control

Percentage of residents with skin cancer: 5.3

According to the CDC, “In Maryland in 2015, there were 1,733 new cases of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people, 26 Melanomas of the skin cases were reported. The same year, there were 121 people who died of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people in Maryland, 2 died of Melanomas of the skin.”

Centers for Disease Control

Percentage of residents with skin cancer: 5

According to the CDC, “In Massachusetts in 2015, there were 1,440 new cases of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people, 18 Melanomas of the skin cases were reported. The same year, there were 194 people who died of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people in Massachusetts, 2 died of Melanomas of the skin.”

Centers for Disease Control

Percentage of residents with skin cancer: 3.7

According to the CDC, “In Michigan in 2015, there were 2,327 new cases of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people, 20 Melanomas of the skin cases were reported. The same year, there were 293 people who died of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people in Michigan, 2 died of Melanomas of the skin.”

Centers for Disease Control

Percentage of residents with skin cancer: 3.1

According to the CDC, “In Minnesota in 2015, there were 1,946 new cases of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people, 32 Melanomas of the skin cases were reported. The same year, there were 153 people who died of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people in Minnesota, 2 died of Melanomas of the skin.”

Centers for Disease Control

Percentage of residents with skin cancer: 2.7

According to the CDC, “In Mississippi in 2015, there were 514 new cases of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people, 16 Melanomas of the skin cases were reported. The same year, there were 85 people who died of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people in Mississippi, 3 died of Melanomas of the skin.”

Centers for Disease Control

Percentage of residents with skin cancer: 3.5

According to the CDC, “In Missouri in 2015, there were 1,396 new cases of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people, 20 Melanomas of the skin cases were reported. The same year, there were 203 people who died of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people in Missouri, 3 died of Melanomas of the skin.”

Centers for Disease Control

Percentage of residents with skin cancer: 4

According to the CDC, “In Montana in 2015, there were 317 new cases of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people, 25 Melanomas of the skin cases were reported. The same year, there were 25 people who died of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people in Montana, 2 died of Melanomas of the skin.”

Centers for Disease Control

Percentage of residents with skin cancer: 3.4

According to the CDC, “In Nebraska in 2015, there were 523 new cases of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people, 26 Melanomas of the skin cases were reported. The same year, there were 65 people who died of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people in Nebraska, 3 died of Melanomas of the skin.”

Centers for Disease Control

Percentage of residents with skin cancer: 3.3

According to the CDC, “In Nevada in 2015, there were 372 new cases of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people, 12 Melanomas of the skin cases were reported. The same year, there were 86 people who died of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people in Nevada, 3 died of Melanomas of the skin.”

Centers for Disease Control

Percentage of residents with skin cancer: 4.4

According to the CDC, “In New Hampshire in 2015, there were 510 new cases of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people, 32 Melanomas of the skin cases were reported. The same year, there were 48 people who died of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people in New Hampshire, 3 died of Melanomas of the skin.”

Centers for Disease Control

Percentage of residents with skin cancer: 4.7

According to the CDC, “In New Jersey in 2015, there were 2,354 new cases of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people, 22 Melanomas of the skin cases were reported. The same year, there were 227 people who died of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people in New Jersey, 2 died of Melanomas of the skin.”

Centers for Disease Control

Percentage of residents with skin cancer: 3.2

According to the CDC, “In New Mexico in 2015, there were 398 new cases of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people, 16 Melanomas of the skin cases were reported. The same year, there were 73 people who died of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people in New Mexico, 3 died of Melanomas of the skin.”

Centers for Disease Control

Percentage of residents with skin cancer: 5

According to the CDC, “In New York in 2015, there were 4,049 new cases of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people, 18 Melanomas of the skin cases were reported. The same year, there were 393 people who died of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people in New York, 2 died of Melanomas of the skin.”

Centers for Disease Control

Percentage of residents with skin cancer: 5.2

According to the CDC, “In North Carolina in 2015, there were 3,069 new cases of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people, 27 Melanomas of the skin cases were reported. The same year, there were 288 people who died of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people in North Carolina, 3 died of Melanomas of the skin.”

Centers for Disease Control

Percentage of residents with skin cancer: 2.8

According to the CDC, “In North Dakota in 2015, there were 201 new cases of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people, 26 Melanomas of the skin cases were reported. The same year, there were 20 people who died of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people in North Dakota, 2 died of Melanomas of the skin.

Centers for Disease Control

Percentage of residents with skin cancer: 3.9

According to the CDC, “In Ohio in 2015, there were 3,437 new cases of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people, 25 Melanomas of the skin cases were reported. The same year, there were 357 people who died of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people in Ohio, 3 died of Melanomas of the skin.”

Centers for Disease Control

Percentage of residents with skin cancer: 2.6

According to the CDC, “In Oklahoma in 2015, there were 924 new cases of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people, 22 Melanomas of the skin cases were reported. The same year, there were 121 people who died of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people in Oklahoma, 3 died of Melanomas of the skin.”

Centers for Disease Control

Percentage of residents with skin cancer: 4.3

According to the CDC, “In Oregon in 2015, there were 1,260 new cases of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people, 26 Melanomas of the skin cases were reported. The same year, there were 135 people who died of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people in Oregon, 3 died of Melanomas of the skin.”

Centers for Disease Control

Percentage of residents with skin cancer: 4.3

According to the CDC, “In Pennsylvania in 2015, there were 4,032 new cases of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people, 26 Melanomas of the skin cases were reported. The same year, there were 410 people who died of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people in Pennsylvania, 3 died of Melanomas of the skin.”

Centers for Disease Control

Percentage of residents with skin cancer: 5.3

According to the CDC, “In Rhode Island in 2015, there were 303 new cases of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people, 24 Melanomas of the skin cases were reported. The same year, there were 31 people who died of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people in Rhode Island, 2 died of Melanomas of the skin.”

Centers for Disease Control

Percentage of residents with skin cancer: 4.4

According to the CDC, “In South Carolina in 2015, there were 1,293 new cases of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people, 23 Melanomas of the skin cases were reported. The same year, there were 134 people who died of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people in South Carolina, 2 died of Melanomas of the skin.”

Centers for Disease Control

Percentage of residents with skin cancer: 4

According to the CDC, “In South Dakota in 2015, there were 231 new cases of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people, 24 Melanomas of the skin cases were reported. The same year, there were 24 people who died of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people in South Dakota, 2 died of Melanomas of the skin.”

Centers for Disease Control

Percentage of residents with skin cancer: 4.5

According to the CDC, “In Tennessee in 2015, there were 1,669 new cases of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people, 22 Melanomas of the skin cases were reported. The same year, there were 245 people who died of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people in Tennessee, 3 died of Melanomas of the skin.”

Centers for Disease Control

Percentage of residents with skin cancer: 3.2

According to the CDC, “In Texas in 2015, there were 3,458 new cases of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people, 13 Melanomas of the skin cases were reported. The same year, there were 504 people who died of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people in Texas, 2 died of Melanomas of the skin.”

Centers for Disease Control

Percentage of residents with skin cancer: 3.3

According to the CDC, “In Utah in 2015, there were 1,057 new cases of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people, 41 Melanomas of the skin cases were reported. The same year, there were 73 people who died of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people in Utah, 3 died of Melanomas of the skin.”

Centers for Disease Control

Percentage of residents with skin cancer: 5.3

According to the CDC, “In Vermont in 2015, there were 288 new cases of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people, 36 Melanomas of the skin cases were reported. The same year, there were 27 people who died of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people in Vermont, 3 died of Melanomas of the skin.”

Centers for Disease Control

Percentage of residents with skin cancer: 5

According to the CDC, “In Virginia in 2015, there were 1,720 new cases of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people, 19 Melanomas of the skin cases were reported. The same year, there were 233 people who died of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people in Virginia, 3 died of Melanomas of the skin.”

Centers for Disease Control

Percentage of residents with skin cancer: 4

According to the CDC, “In Washington in 2015, there were 2,098 new cases of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people, 26 Melanomas of the skin cases were reported. The same year, there were 230 people who died of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people in Washington, 3 died of Melanomas of the skin.”

Centers for Disease Control

Percentage of residents with skin cancer: 4.5

According to the CDC, “In West Virginia in 2015, there were 474 new cases of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people, 21 Melanomas of the skin cases were reported. The same year, there were 78 people who died of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people in West Virginia, 3 died of Melanomas of the skin.”

Centers for Disease Control

Percentage of residents with skin cancer: 2.9

According to the CDC, “In Wisconsin in 2015, there were 1,590 new cases of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people, 24 Melanomas of the skin cases were reported. The same year, there were 195 people who died of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people in Wisconsin, 3 died of Melanomas of the skin.”

Centers for Disease Control

Percentage of residents with skin cancer: 3.9

According to the CDC, “In Wyoming in 2015, there were 153 new cases of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people, 23 Melanomas of the skin cases were reported. The same year, there were 18 people who died of Melanomas of the skin. For every 100,000 people in Wyoming, 3 died of Melanomas of the skin.”

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