Air Pollution

Air pollution is an important facet of the natural environment and its impact on the health of a community. Research has indicated higher asthma rates in areas with higher air pollutant particulates, and for poorer communities this can have a devastating impact as it entails higher health costs.

Peer City Perspective

Louisville currently ranks 11th among its peer cities in air quality, a measure of the daily amount of fine particulates in micrograms per cubic meter, with 11.3 micrograms per cubic meter.

On this metric, Louisville is in the middle tier of its peer group according to a natural breaks algorithm. Cities in green are those that outperform their peers, cities in yellow represent the middle cluster, and those in red are a group that lags behind its peers on this indicator.