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Report Says San Francisco is Nation's 9th Dirtiest City, But NYC Takes the Cake

San Francisco’s dirty, really dirty, but not as dirty as New York and Los Angeles combined, according to a new report.

In an infographic released by BusyBee, a cleaning service in NYC, San Francisco has a dirtiness index of 189.03, ranking 9th among the 40 cities included in the report. San Francisco also ranked 5th with a litter index of 210.2 — homes with trash, litter or junk on the streets or any properties within a half block.

Despite how dirty San Francisco may seem to many residents New York took the cake as No.1 in dirtiness, litter and pests index. New York scored a total of 427.9 in dirtiness, 904.2 in litter and 2,275 in pests.

Los Angeles followed NYC at No.2 with a dirtiness index of 317.8.

The report was compiled through data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the American Housing Survey and the U.S. Census Bureau to create a metric used to determine which metropolitan areas are the dirtiest. 

The Dirtiest Cities in the United States | Busy Bee Cleaning Service | Infographic
Infographic created by bbcleaningservice.com
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