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AIR QUALITY


The Air Quality table shows the 15-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 - 2015
        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 96.7% 233 8 0 0 0 1
Casper, WY 95.4% 165 8 0 0 0 2
Santa Fe, NM 94.8% 346 19 0 0 0 3
Monterey, CA 94.5% 345 20 0 0 0 4
Kailua, Oahu, HI 93.4% 341 23 0 1 0 5
Bellingham, WA 92.4% 316 26 0 0 0 6
Kingston, NY 92.3% 337 24 4 0 0 7
Port Townsend, WA 92.3% 288 24 0 0 0 8
Bend, OR 90.1% 318 33 1 1 0 9
Aspen, CO 89.4% 262 30 1 0 0 10
Fargo, ND 89.0% 323 39 1 0 0 11
Fond du Lac, WI 88.3% 174 20 3 0 0 12
Provincetown, MA 88.1% 244 25 7 1 0 13
Yarmouth, Cape Cod, MA 88.1% 244 25 7 1 0 13
Naples, FL 87.6% 304 43 0 0 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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