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Deaths due to Asbestos related diseases - top 100 counties

Asbestos: Think Again: Deaths due to Asbestos related diseases - top 100 counties

March 4, 2004

When the government began tracking mesothelioma as a cause of death, mortality nationwide more than doubled, from 935 in 1998, to 2,343 in 1999. 

*The low number in the range represents 20 years of mortality data when mesothelioma incidence was reported based on total deaths from cancers that were thought to be mesothelioma. The high number in the range is the number of mesothelioma cases from 1979 through 2001, assuming that the incidence was twice that reflected by government statistics.

Rank County Asbestosis Mesothelioma* Total Deaths
1 Los Angeles County, California 336 533 to 914 846 to 1,227
2 Cook County, Illinois 86 551 to 969 633 to 1,051
3 Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania 352 188 to 315 532 to 659
4 King County, Washington 260 204 to 345 454 to 595
5 Harris County, Texas 196 204 to 351 397 to 544
6 Camden County, New Jersey 366 100 to 174 458 to 532
7 Somerset County, New Jersey 378 98 to 163 465 to 530
8 San Diego County, California 168 230 to 371 385 to 526
9 Queens County, New York 62 228 to 429 289 to 490
10 Broward County, Florida 98 199 to 355 292 to 448
11 Pinellas County, Florida 95 197 to 345 288 to 436
12 Orange County, California 130 187 to 307 312 to 432
13 Delaware County, Pennsylvania 271 101 to 156 370 to 425
14 Middlesex County, Massachusetts 177 152 to 240 323 to 411
15 Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 113 167 to 280 278 to 391
16 Wayne County, Michigan 69 181 to 324 248 to 391
17 Montgomery County, Pennsylvania 214 108 to 176 317 to 385
18 Nassau County, New York 76 180 to 311 248 to 379
19 Baltimore County, Maryland 196 111 to 186 303 to 378
20 Maricopa County, Arizona 111 168 to 270 274 to 376
21 Suffolk County, New York 100 155 to 275 255 to 375
22 Palm Beach County, Florida 77 162 to 276 237 to 351
23 Dade County, Florida 49 163 to 301 210 to 348
24 Kitsap County, Washington 178 94 to 172 262 to 340
25 Erie County, New York 70 152 to 272 216 to 336
26 Contra Costa County, California 174 101 to 161 271 to 331
27 Cuyahoga County, Ohio 51 168 to 278 219 to 329
28 Pierce County, Washington 113 125 to 218 232 to 325
29 Alameda County, California 151 100 to 171 245 to 316
30 Baltimore City County, Maryland 174 78 to 133 250 to 305
31 Multnomah County, Oregon 135 102 to 175 230 to 303
32 Kings County, New York 36 146 to 260 181 to 295
33 Norfolk County, Massachusetts 149 91 to 142 237 to 288
34 Jefferson County, Texas 204 51 to 88 250 to 287
35 Mobile County, Alabama 198 38 to 64 234 to 260
36 Middlesex County, New Jersey 139 71 to 120 206 to 255
37 Bergen County, New Jersey 68 109 to 188 175 to 254
38 San Mateo County, California 95 90 to 158 182 to 250
39 Dallas County, Texas 52 114 to 199 164 to 249
40 San Francisco County, California 100 85 to 144 181 to 240
41 Lake County, Illinois 66 101 to 173 164 to 236
42 Milwaukee County, Wisconsin 36 108 to 194 143 to 229
43 Charleston County, South Carolina 125 57 to 97 180 to 220
44 Riverside County, California 81 88 to 142 162 to 216
45 Hillsborough County, Florida 53 98 to 161 148 to 211
46 Hennepin County, Minnesota 49 99 to 165 144 to 210
47 San Bernardino County, California 69 83 to 139 151 to 207
48 Pasco County, Florida 51 88 to 154 137 to 203
49 Ocean County, New Jersey 85 73 to 117 154 to 198
50 Snohomish County, Washington 73 75 to 130 143 to 198
51 Santa Clara County, California 43 93 to 157 134 to 198
52 Gloucester County, New Jersey 141 35 to 60 173 to 198
53 Jackson County, Mississippi 134 38 to 65 170 to 197
54 Saint Louis County, Missouri 64 81 to 129 144 to 192
55 Lee County, Florida 39 92 to 158 126 to 192
56 Westchester County, New York 40 91 to 152 129 to 190
57 Jefferson Parish, Louisiana 80 80 to 113 156 to 189
58 Burlington County, New Jersey 101 57 to 93 152 to 188
59 Duval County, Florida 80 64 to 111 141 to 188
60 Union County, New Jersey 83 61 to 105 142 to 186
61 Hamilton County, Ohio 55 72 to 126 125 to 179
62 Monroe County, New York 27 86 to 151 112 to 177
63 Solano County, California 129 32 to 50 157 to 175
64 Sacramento County, California 76 65 to 100 139 to 174
65 Suffolk County, Massachusetts 79 57 to 95 135 to 173
66 Kanawha County, West Virginia 132 28 to 42 158 to 172
67 New Castle County, Delaware 98 48 to 74 145 to 171
68 Jefferson County, Alabama 88 50 to 84 136 to 170
69 Jefferson County, Kentucky 26 85 to 144 110 to 169
70 Bexar County, Texas 31 76 to 140 104 to 168
71 Hudson County, New Jersey 40 71 to 128 110 to 167
72 Hartford County, Connecticut 57 65 to 111 121 to 167
73 Providence County, Rhode Island 58 65 to 111 121 to 167
74 Tarrant County, Texas 25 81 to 142 105 to 166
75 Bucks County, Pennsylvania 70 59 to 97 127 to 165
76 Plymouth County, Massachusetts 87 53 to 81 137 to 165
77 Monmouth County, New Jersey 56 61 to 105 116 to 160
78 Honolulu County, Hawaii 53 61 to 105 113 to 157
79 Orange County, Texas 124 21 to 34 143 to 156
80 Newport News City, Virginia 107 33 to 51 137 to 155
81 Oakland County, Michigan 13 83 to 140 94 to 151
82 New York County, New York 18 75 to 133 93 to 151
83 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania 76 47 to 75 123 to 151
84 Lucas County, Ohio 51 58 to 103 106 to 151
85 Volusia County, Florida 32 71 to 118 102 to 149
86 Pima County, Arizona 42 65 to 109 104 to 148
87 Summit County, Ohio 68 47 to 80 115 to 148
88 Essex County, Massachusetts 71 56 to 78 125 to 147
89 Sonoma County, California 61 51 to 86 110 to 145
90 Bronx County, New York 24 69 to 122 92 to 145
91 New London County, Connecticut 79 39 to 65 117 to 143
92 Orange County, Florida 33 61 to 110 93 to 142
93 Sarasota County, Florida 23 67 to 120 89 to 142
94 Worcester County, Massachusetts 54 53 to 87 107 to 141
95 Essex County, New Jersey 41 54 to 100 93 to 139
96 Passaic County, New Jersey 43 57 to 97 98 to 138
97 Niagara County, New York 32 65 to 110 93 to 138
98 Galveston County, Texas 59 45 to 79 102 to 136
99 Onondaga County, New York 19 66 to 118 84 to 136
100 Brevard County, Florida 25 62 to 111 85 to 134