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Climate Comparison - Cool & Dry
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City Type
City Type Mountains, College Town Mountains, Lakes & Rivers, College Town, State Capital Mountains, College Town Mountains, State Capital Mountains, Lakes & Rivers, College Town na
Population (2013 est.)
Population (Current) 439,886 214,237 103,166 69,976 152,061 74,624
Population (1990) 281,140 125,738 83,312 55,859 87,758 48,635
Land Area (sq mi) 195 79 25 46 54 36
Persons Per Square Mile 2,256 2,712 4,127 1,521 2,816 2,065
Home Prices
2017 $285,250 $269,942 $767,109 $348,946 $395,115 $425,000
Total Appreciation ('01 to '17) 46.4% 76.0% 127.7% 41.7% 81.0% 68.0%
Annual Appreciation ('16 to '17) 7.4% 6.8% 3.8% 0.9% 5.1% 6.0%
Avg Annual Appreciation ('01 to '17) 2.4% 3.6% 5.3% 2.2% 3.8% 3.5%
Big City Prices ('17) $425,000 $308,000 $425,000 $197,000 $425,000 $319,000
Bargain Index 54% 71% 146% 143% 75% 103%
Big City Denver Salt Lake City Denver Albuquerque Denver na
Monthly Rent $1,484 $1,251 $2,056 $1,334 $1,609 $1,495
Price/Rent Index 12.9 14.5 25.1 17.6 16.5 18.2
Cost of Living (2017)
Cost of Living 97% 88% 161% 96% 111% 109%
Air Quality - Annual Avg (2001-2015)
Good Days 79% 68% 77% 95% 69% 71%
Moderate Days 21% 30% 21% 5% 28% 25%
Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days 1% 2% 2% 0% 3% 3%
Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Very Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Water Quality (2002-2014)
Good 67% 5% 65% 31% 44% 36%
Threatened 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2%
Impaired 33% 95% 35% 69% 56% 62%
Walkability
Walk Score® 35 83 58 39 36 45
Nearest Large City
Distance to Nearest City 0 miles 0 miles 29 miles 64 miles 64 miles 72 miles
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Recreation
National Parks 4 2 2 10 2 7
National Campgrounds 59 52 70 16 39 26
State Parks 6 2 7 2 5 11
Medical Care (2016)
Accredited Hospitals 8 7 4 4 3 4
Building Permits (single family homes)
2016 3,526 682 85 117 488 346
2015 2,939 675 127 110 512 324
Gain ('15 to '16) 20% 1% -33% 6% -5% 6%
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Population Distribution (2010)
Median Age (yrs) 35 35 29 44 30 37
White 78.8% 89.0% 88.0% 78.9% 89.0% 80.7%
Black or African American 6.3% 1.5% 0.9% 1.0% 1.2% 7.2%
Native American Indian and Alaska Native 1.0% 0.7% 0.4% 2.1% 0.6% 0.8%
Asian 3.0% 3.2% 4.7% 1.4% 2.9% 3.6%
Native Hawaiian 0.3% 0.2% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Other Race 5.5% 2.5% 3.2% 12.8% 3.0% 4.4%
Multiple Races 5.1% 3.0% 2.6% 3.7% 3.1% 3.0%
Hispanic or Latino 16.1% 7.1% 8.7% 48.7% 10.1% 11.6%
Income and Housing (2010)
Family Income $66,938 $64,202 $92,930 $62,347 $73,687 $69,596
Occupied Housing 93% 93% 95% 86% 96% 83%
Vacant Housing 7% 7% 5% 14% 4% 17%
Home Ownership 60% 61% 48% 61% 55% 55%
Persons Per Family 3.00 3.00 2.80 2.90 3.00 2.90
Taxes (2016)
Local and State 7.5% 6.0% 7.5% 7.6% 7.5% 6.8%
Local, State and Federal 115 days 106 days 115 days 100 days 115 days 113 days
Climate - Average Temperatures (1971-2000)
Climate Type Cool & Dry Cool & Dry Cool & Dry Cool & Dry Cool & Dry na
January Low Temp 14 F 22 F 19 F 16 F 15 F 27 F
July High Temp 81 F 88 F 87 F 86 F 86 F 86 F
Annual Precipitation 22 in 19 in 20 in 14 in 16 in 35 in
Elevation 7,078 ft 3,885 ft 5,484 ft 6,718 ft 5,004 ft 1,652 ft
Natural Hazard Risk
Total Hazard Risk Moderate Moderate Lower Higher Lower Moderate
Earthquake .5% 8% .4% 9% .4% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 0 0 0 0 0 10
Flood Very High Low Low Moderate Very High Very High
Tornado Low Very Low Very Low Very Low Very Low Low
Volcano No Risk Low Ash Fall No Risk Low Volcanic No Risk No Risk
Wildfire High High High High High Low
Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear)
Nearby Reactors 0 0 0 0 0 2
Crimes per 10,000 Population - Annual Avg (2001-2016)
Violent Crimes 49 31 23 49 30 40
Property Crimes 437 308 318 558 323 403
Home Energy Use - Annual Avg (1971-2000)
Heating Degree Days 7,464 6,325 5,687 6,073 6,238 4,662
Cooling Degree Days 182 648 552 414 497 1,253
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