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AIR QUALITY


The Air Quality table shows the 16-year average of the EPA's Air Quality Index, an approximate indicator of overall air pollution. The index is based on measurements of carbon monoxide, ozone and other pollutants.

The % Good Days column is the percentage of days measured in your favorite retirement city or town that offered good air quality with the lowest level of pollutants.

Vail, Colorado and Casper, Wyoming boast the best air quality among our 99 top retirement cities with a greater than 95% of Good Days.


Air Quality
2001 - 2016
        Unhealthy   Very  
  % Good Moderate Days For Unhealthy Unhealthy  
  Good Days Days SensPerson Days Days GPTR
City/Town Days per Year per Year per Year per Year per Year Rank
Vail, CO 97.0% 226 7 0 0 0 1
Casper, WY 95.1% 175 9 0 0 0 2
Monterey, CA 94.0% 344 20 1 1 0 3
Santa Fe, NM 94.0% 343 22 0 0 0 4
Kailua, Oahu, HI 93.7% 342 22 0 1 0 5
Port Townsend, WA 92.7% 292 23 0 0 0 6
Bellingham, WA 92.7% 317 25 0 0 0 7
Kingston, NY 92.3% 336 24 4 0 0 8
Bend, OR 90.6% 318 31 1 1 0 9
Aspen, CO 89.7% 253 28 1 0 0 10
Fargo, ND 88.7% 323 40 1 0 0 11
Provincetown, MA 88.7% 250 25 6 1 0 12
Yarmouth, Cape Cod, MA 88.7% 250 25 6 1 0 12
Fond du Lac, WI 88.3% 173 20 3 0 0 14
Great Falls, MT 87.7% 315 40 3 1 0 15
Good = Air quality is measured as good quality
Moderate = Air quality is measured as moderate quality
Unhealthy for SensPerson = Air quality is measured as unhealthy for sensitive persons
Unhealthy = Air quality is measured as unhealthy
Very Unhealthy = Air quality is measured as very unhealthy
Total number of days measured per location is 365 or less.
GPTR Rank - Higher "% Good/Moderate Days" is better


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