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Climate Comparison - Cool & Dry
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City Type
City Type Mountains, College Town Mountains, College Town Mountains, Lakes & Rivers, College Town, State Capital Lakes & Rivers, College Town Mountains, Lakes & Rivers na
Population (2016 est.)
Population (Current) 465,101 108,090 223,154 120,782 5,483 78,040
Population (1990) 281,140 83,312 125,738 109,592 3,659 49,272
Land Area (sq mi) 195 25 79 28 5 36
Persons Per Square Mile 2,385 4,324 2,825 4,314 1,097 2,151
Home Prices
2017 $285,250 $767,109 $269,942 $421,356 $1,156,157 $425,000
Total Appreciation ('01 to '17) 46.4% 127.7% 76.0% 62.1% 39.5% 68.0%
Annual Appreciation ('16 to '17) 7.4% 3.8% 6.8% 25.9% 29.2% 6.0%
Avg Annual Appreciation ('01 to '17) 2.4% 5.3% 3.6% 3.1% 2.8% 3.5%
Big City Prices ('17) $425,000 $425,000 $308,000 $76,000 $425,000 $319,000
Bargain Index 54% 146% 71% 449% 220% 103%
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Monthly Rent $1,484 $2,056 $1,251 $1,485 $1,825 $1,495
Price/Rent Index 12.9 25.1 14.5 19.1 42.5 18.2
Cost of Living (2017)
Cost of Living 97% 161% 88% 111% 196% 109%
Air Quality - Annual Avg (2001-2016)
Good Days 78% 78% 67% 73% 97% 72%
Moderate Days 21% 20% 30% 24% 3% 25%
Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days 1% 2% 2% 2% 0% 3%
Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Very Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Water Quality (2002-2014)
Good 67% 65% 5% 36% 93% 36%
Threatened 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2%
Impaired 33% 35% 95% 64% 7% 62%
Walkability
Walk Score® 36 58 40 51 49 45
Nearest Large City
Distance to Nearest City 0 miles 29 miles 0 miles 42 miles 97 miles 72 miles
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Recreation
National Parks 4 2 2 1 5 7
National Campgrounds 59 70 52 2 84 26
State Parks 6 7 2 20 1 11
Medical Care (2016)
Accredited Hospitals 8 4 7 5 1 4
Building Permits (single family homes)
2016 3,526 85 682 25 11 346
2015 2,939 127 675 17 15 324
Gain ('15 to '16) 20% -33% 1% 47% -27% 6%
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Population Distribution (2010)
Median Age (yrs) 35 29 35 28 35 37
White 78.8% 88.0% 89.0% 73.0% 93.4% 80.7%
Black or African American 6.3% 0.9% 1.5% 7.7% 4.6% 7.2%
Native American Indian and Alaska Native 1.0% 0.4% 0.7% 0.3% 0.5% 0.8%
Asian 3.0% 4.7% 3.2% 14.4% 1.7% 3.6%
Native Hawaiian 0.3% 0.1% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other Race 5.5% 3.2% 2.5% 1.0% 2.7% 4.4%
Multiple Races 5.1% 2.6% 3.0% 3.6% 1.1% 3.0%
Hispanic or Latino 16.1% 8.7% 7.1% 4.1% 7.4% 11.6%
Income and Housing (2010)
Family Income $66,938 $92,930 $64,202 $85,110 $96,429 $69,596
Occupied Housing 93% 95% 93% 95% 36% 83%
Vacant Housing 7% 5% 7% 5% 64% 17%
Home Ownership 60% 48% 61% 45% 49% 55%
Persons Per Family 3.00 2.80 3.00 2.90 2.60 2.90
Taxes (2016)
Local and State 7.5% 7.5% 6.0% 6.0% 7.5% 6.8%
Local, State and Federal 115 days 115 days 106 days 113 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 19 F 22 F 17 F 2 F 27 F
July High Temp 81 F 87 F 88 F 83 F 75 F 86 F
Annual Precipitation 22 in 20 in 19 in 35 in 20 in 35 in
Elevation 7,078 ft 5,484 ft 3,885 ft 900 ft 8,270 ft 1,652 ft
Natural Hazard Risk
Total Hazard Risk Moderate Lower Moderate Lower Lower Moderate
Earthquake .5% .4% 8% .2% .5% 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 Low No Risk Very High
Tornado Low Very Low Very Low Low Very Low Low
Volcano No Risk No Risk Low Ash Fall No Risk No Risk No Risk
Wildfire High High High Low High Low
Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear)
Nearby Reactors 0 0 0 2 0 2
Crimes per 10,000 Population - Annual Avg (2001-2016)
Violent Crimes 49 23 31 24 29 40
Property Crimes 437 318 308 250 804 403
Home Energy Use - Annual Avg (1971-2000)
Heating Degree Days 7,464 5,687 6,325 6,503 10,646 4,662
Cooling Degree Days 182 552 648 691 0 1,253
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