Cleanest Cities

Six cities ranked on all three lists of the cleanest cities in 2011-2013. That means they had no days when the air quality reached the unhealthy level for ozone or short-term particle pollution and they were on the list of the cleanest cities for year-round particle pollution. Listed alphabetically, the six cities are:

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  • Bismarck, ND
  • Cape Coral-Fort Myers-Naples, FL
  • Elmira-Corning, NY
  • Fargo-Wahpeton, ND-MN
  • Rapid City-Spearfish, SD
  • Salinas, CA

Ten other cities ranked as the cleanest for both year-round and short-term particle pollution, listed alphabetically:

  • Bangor, ME
  • Farmington, NM
  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • Homosassa Springs, FL
  • Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI
  • Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL
  • North Port-Sarasota, FL
  • Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL
  • Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ
  • Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

Two other cities were on both the cleanest cities lists for ozone and for year-round particle pollution, listed alphabetically:

  • Burlington-South Burlington, VT
  • Urban Honolulu, HI

Thirteen other cities made both the cleanest cities lists for ozone and for short-term particle pollution, listed alphabetically:

  • Brownsville-Harlingen-Raymondville, TX
  • Des Moines-Ames-West Des Moines, IA
  • Dothan-Enterprise-Ozark, AL
  • Eau Claire-Menomonie, WI
  • Gadsden, AL
  • Harrisonburg-Staunton-Waynesboro, VA
  • La Crosse-Onalaska, WI- MN
  • Lincoln-Beatrice, NE
  • McAllen-Edinburg, TX
  • Monroe-Ruston-Bastrop, LA
  • Montgomery, AL
  • Rochester-Austin, MN
  • Sioux Falls, SD

Did You Know?

Did You Know?Minorities and lower income groups are often disproportionately affected by air pollution which put them at higher risk for illnesses.

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