* Increasing AQI indicates a decreasing air quality. In interpreting data, consider that PM10 monitoring started in 1988 and PM2.5 monitoring was phased in between 1999 and 2001. When tracking trends that include PM2.5, the EPA includes years 2000 and later.
Years Available: 1980–2019
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General Notes: *Median value gives the value for the "average" county for this metric, the 50th percentile of all counties reporting data. **Half of daily AQI values during the year were less than or equal to the median value, and half equaled or exceeded it.