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Fall Allergy Capitals: The Worst Cities for People With Fall Allergies

Dayton, Ohio Tops the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America's Fall Allergy Capitals List

The Rankings

Here is the AAFA’s list of the worst metro areas for people with fall allergies, from worst to best, along with scores for each city.


METRO AREA               SCORE 

Dayton, Ohio                  100.00

Wichita, Kan.                   97.58

Louisville, Ky.                  96.61

Knoxville, Tenn.              95.63

Jackson, Miss.                 95.01

McAllen, Texas               93.69

Madison, Wis.                  92.62

Springfield, Mass.           91.20

St. Louis                           90.64

Oklahoma City                 87.98

Philadelphia                     86.30

Tulsa, Okla.                      85.80

Chattanooga, Tenn.        85.76

Memphis, Tenn.              84.68

Greensboro, N.C.            84.57

Charlotte, N.C.                84.20

New York City                83.91

Birmingham, Ala.            83.58

Baton Rouge, La.           83.24

Richmond, Va.               82.85

New Orleans                  82.68

Omaha, Neb.                  81.43

Des Moines, Iowa          81.36

Kansas City, Mo.            81.15

Little Rock, Ark.               80.53

Columbia, S.C.                80.20

Virginia Beach, Va.         79.92

Providence, R.I.              79.39

Poughkeepsie, N.Y.       79.30

San Antonio                     79.10

Allentown, Pa.                 79.10

Houston                           77.96

Dallas                               77.48

Syracuse, N.Y.               76.59

El Paso, Texas               76.47

Indianapolis                    75.94

Detroit                              74.76

Grand Rapids, Mich.      74.51

Augusta, Ga.                   74.45

Scranton, Pa.                  74.10

Buffalo, N.Y.                    73.91

Columbus, Ohio             73.63

Charleston, S.C.            73.15

Greenville, S.C.              73.05

Toledo, Ohio                  70.89

Pittsburgh, Pa.               70.72

Lancaster, Pa.               70.67

Milwaukee, Wis.            70.51

Nashville, Tenn             70.08

Youngstown, Ohio        69.82

Austin, Texas                69.50

Rochester, N.Y.             69.10

Atlanta                            68.94

Riverside, Calif.             68.70

Bakersfield, Calif.          68.54

Washington, D.C.         68.39

Jacksonville, Fla.          67.89

Hartford, Conn.             67.68

Akron, Ohio                   67.38

Baltimore                        67.25

Orlando, Fla.                  66.73

Las Vegas, Nev.           66.32

New Haven, Conn.       66.22

Cincinnati                        65.82

Modesto, Calif.               65.50

Chicago                          65.10

Tucson, Ariz.                 64.75

Harrisburg, Pa.              64.61

Cape Coral, Fla.            64.52

Cleveland, Ohio             64.17

Minneapolis, Minn.        63.92

Lakeland, Fla.                63.27

Tampa, Fla.                    63.20

Portland, Maine              61.16

Los Angeles                   61.08

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