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Climate Comparison - Warm & Dry
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City Type
City Type College Town, Lakes & Rivers, Mountains Mountains, Casinos Mountains, Lakes & Rivers, College Town, National Parks Lakes & Rivers, Mountains, College Town Mountains, City Living na
Population (2013 est.)
Population (Current) 116,288 270,811 76,817 101,324 249,146 74,624
Population (1990) 86,835 64,942 28,502 62,126 90,533 48,635
Land Area (sq mi) 42 108 70 76 64 36
Persons Per Square Mile 2,769 2,508 1,097 1,333 3,893 2,065
Home Prices
2015 $228,568 $283,764 $228,590 $166,830 $262,728 $354,000
Total Appreciation ('01 to '15) 58.8% 43.9% 74.3% 52.6% 44.7% 46.0%
Annual Appreciation ('14 to '15) 1.3% 8.3% 2.5% -20.5% 2.0% 2.0%
Avg Annual Appreciation ('01 to '15) 3.4% 2.6% 4.0% 3.1% 2.7% 3.2%
Big City Prices ('15) $243,000 $206,000 $206,000 $138,000 $206,000 $265,000
Bargain Index 76% 111% 89% 97% 103% 133%
Big City Salt Lake City Las Vegas Las Vegas El Paso Phoenix-Mesa na
Monthly Rent $1,103 $1,428 $1,047 $907 $1,338 $1,336
Price/Rent Index 13.9 13.3 14.7 12.4 13.2 17.7
Cost of Living (2015)
Cost of Living 91% 98% 91% 76% 95% 115%
Air Quality - Annual Avg (2001-2013)
Good/Moderate Days 96% 96% 100% 94% 80% 98%
Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days 3% 4% 0% 4% 12% 2%
Unhealthy/Very Unhealthy Days 1% 0% 0% 2% 8% 0%
Water Quality (2002-2010)
Good 76% 53% 51% 28% 17% 37%
Threatened 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2%
Impaired 24% 47% 49% 72% 83% 60%
Nearest Large City
Distance to Nearest City 378 miles 0 miles 120 miles 47 miles 0 miles 80 miles
City Las Vegas Henderson Las Vegas El Paso Chandler na
Recreation
National Parks 2 4 5 5 7 7
National Campgrounds 85 13 20 5 9 26
State Parks 9 3 4 4 4 11
Medical Care (2009)
Accredited Hospitals 4 5 1 5 9 4
Building Permits (single family homes)
2014 128 1,222 753 287 653 309
2013 136 1,274 781 397 566 295
Gain ('13 to '14) -6% -4% -4% -28% 15% 4%
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Population Distribution (2010)
Median Age (yrs) 23 40 33 32 34 37
White 84.8% 76.9% 87.2% 75.3% 73.3% 80.7%
Black or African American 0.7% 5.1% 0.7% 2.4% 4.8% 7.2%
Native American Indian and Alaska Native 0.8% 0.7% 1.5% 1.7% 1.5% 0.8%
Asian 2.5% 7.2% 0.8% 1.6% 8.2% 3.6%
Native Hawaiian 1.1% 0.6% 1.0% 0.1% 0.2% 0.2%
Other Race 6.6% 4.8% 6.1% 15.3% 8.3% 4.4%
Multiple Races 3.4% 4.8% 2.6% 3.5% 3.7% 3.0%
Hispanic or Latino 15.2% 14.9% 12.8% 56.8% 21.9% 11.6%
Income and Housing (2010)
Family Income $42,840 $78,435 $53,861 $48,095 $80,004 $69,596
Occupied Housing 95% 89% 80% 93% 92% 83%
Vacant Housing 5% 11% 20% 7% 8% 17%
Home Ownership 42% 66% 65% 56% 66% 55%
Persons Per Family 3.40 3.00 3.30 3.00 3.20 2.90
Taxes (2014)
Local and State 6.7% 7.9% 6.7% 7.4% 8.2% 6.8%
Local, State and Federal 107 days 98 days 107 days 98 days 101 days 109 days
Climate - Average Temperatures (1971-2000)
Climate Type Warm & Dry Warm & Dry Warm & Dry Warm & Dry Warm & Dry na
January Low Temp 23 F 38 F 29 F 21 F 42 F 27 F
July High Temp 93 F 99 F 103 F 95 F 106 F 86 F
Annual Precipitation 20 in 6 in 9 in 12 in 9 in 35 in
Elevation 4,570 ft 2,450 ft 2,770 ft 4,266 ft 1,235 ft 1,652 ft
Natural Hazard Risk
Total Hazard Risk Moderate Lower Higher Lower Moderate Moderate
Earthquake 25% 20% 10% 4.5% 2% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 0 0 0 0 0 10
Flood High Very High Low Moderate Very High Very High
Tornado Very Low Very Low Very Low Very Low Low Low
Volcano No Risk No Risk Low Volcanic No Risk No Risk No Risk
Wildfire High Low High High High Low
Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear)
Nearby Reactors 0 0 0 0 3 2
Crimes per 10,000 Population - Annual Avg (2001-2013)
Violent Crimes 14 21 21 49 31 41
Property Crimes 259 242 259 497 357 420
Home Energy Use - Annual Avg (1971-2000)
Heating Degree Days 5,264 2,557 3,098 3,818 1,271 4,662
Cooling Degree Days 1,028 2,921 2,471 1,364 3,798 1,253
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