Charlotte Ranked The 5th Cleanest City in America


Rats, mold, pollution, and trash plague many U.S. cities big and small — but the problem is worse in some than in others.

So, what are 2022’s Dirtiest and Cleanest Cities in America?

The website LawnStarter just released their ranking of nearly 90 of the biggest U.S. cities across four key categories, including pollution, living conditions, infrastructure, and consumer satisfaction.

Charlotte ranked as the 83rd dirtiest city in America (5th cleanest) and had the following key metrics:

  • Annual Excess Fuel Consumption (Gallons per Auto Commuter) – 62nd
  • Share of Homes with No Kitchen Facilities – 78th
  • Share of Homes with Signs of Mice or Rats in Last 12 Months – 79th
  • Refuse and Recycling Collectors per 100,000 Residents – 73rd
  • Share of Residents Who Find City Dirty and Untidy – 61st
  • Share of Residents Dissatisfied with Pollution – 69th

2022’s Dirtiest Cities in America: