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Climate Comparison - Warm & Dry
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City Type
City Type College Town, Lakes & Rivers, Mountains Lakes & Rivers, Mountains, College Town Mountains, Casinos Mountains, National Parks Mountains, City Living na
Population (2013 est.)
Population (Current) 116,288 101,324 270,811 10,111 249,146 74,624
Population (1990) 86,835 62,126 64,942 7,720 90,533 48,635
Land Area (sq mi) 42 76 108 19 64 36
Persons Per Square Mile 2,769 1,333 2,508 532 3,893 2,065
Home Prices
2016 $257,916 $197,446 $302,752 $440,336 $303,253 $374,000
Total Appreciation ('01 to '16) 79.2% 80.6% 53.6% 109.6% 67.0% 55.0%
Annual Appreciation ('15 to '16) 8.8% 10.3% 4.6% 3.2% 8.6% 4.0%
Avg Annual Appreciation ('01 to '16) 4.0% 4.0% 2.9% 5.1% 3.5% 3.0%
Big City Prices ('16) $282,000 $153,000 $236,000 $236,000 $236,000 $291,000
Bargain Index 74% 104% 104% 151% 104% 104%
Big City Salt Lake City El Paso Las Vegas Phoenix-Mesa Phoenix-Mesa na
Monthly Rent $1,202 $994 $1,495 $1,408 $1,419 $1,471
Price/Rent Index 14.4 13.3 13.6 21.0 14.4 17.1
Cost of Living (2016)
Cost of Living 90% 75% 102% 114% 98% 110%
Air Quality - Annual Avg (2001-2015)
Good Days 59% 45% 37% 81% 12% 71%
Moderate Days 36% 49% 56% 19% 64% 25%
Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days 4% 5% 6% 1% 19% 3%
Unhealthy Days 1% 1% 0% 0% 6% 0%
Very Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Water Quality (2002-2014)
Good 75% 20% 49% 37% 17% 36%
Threatened 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2%
Impaired 26% 80% 51% 63% 83% 62%
Walkability
Walk Score® 47 32 29 50 33 45
Nearest Large City
Distance to Nearest City 44 miles 47 miles 0 miles 111 miles 0 miles 72 miles
City Salt Lake City El Paso Henderson Glendale Chandler na
Recreation
National Parks 2 5 4 8 7 7
National Campgrounds 85 5 13 34 9 26
State Parks 9 4 3 6 4 11
Medical Care (2016)
Accredited Hospitals 7 6 7 0 8 4
Building Permits (single family homes)
2015 104 372 1,696 56 1,150 324
2014 128 287 1,222 46 653 312
Gain ('14 to '15) -19% 30% 39% 22% 76% 3%
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Population Distribution (2010)
Median Age (yrs) 23 32 40 56 34 37
White 84.8% 75.3% 76.9% 90.1% 73.3% 80.7%
Black or African American 0.7% 2.4% 5.1% 0.5% 4.8% 7.2%
Native American Indian and Alaska Native 0.8% 1.7% 0.7% 0.6% 1.5% 0.8%
Asian 2.5% 1.6% 7.2% 1.9% 8.2% 3.6%
Native Hawaiian 1.1% 0.1% 0.6% 0.1% 0.2% 0.2%
Other Race 6.6% 15.3% 4.8% 5.2% 8.3% 4.4%
Multiple Races 3.4% 3.5% 4.8% 1.7% 3.7% 3.0%
Hispanic or Latino 15.2% 56.8% 14.9% 14.3% 21.9% 11.6%
Income and Housing (2010)
Family Income $42,840 $48,095 $78,435 $71,768 $80,004 $69,596
Occupied Housing 95% 93% 89% 78% 92% 83%
Vacant Housing 5% 7% 11% 22% 8% 17%
Home Ownership 42% 56% 66% 69% 66% 55%
Persons Per Family 3.40 3.00 3.00 2.50 3.20 2.90
Taxes (2016)
Local and State 6.8% 7.6% 8.0% 8.3% 8.3% 6.8%
Local, State and Federal 112 days 100 days 112 days 106 days 106 days 113 days
Climate - Average Temperatures (1971-2000)
Climate Type Warm & Dry Warm & Dry Warm & Dry Warm & Dry Warm & Dry na
January Low Temp 23 F 21 F 38 F 31 F 42 F 27 F
July High Temp 93 F 95 F 99 F 97 F 106 F 86 F
Annual Precipitation 20 in 12 in 6 in 19 in 9 in 35 in
Elevation 4,570 ft 4,266 ft 2,450 ft 4,220 ft 1,235 ft 1,652 ft
Natural Hazard Risk
Total Hazard Risk Moderate Lower Lower Higher Moderate Moderate
Earthquake 25% 4.5% 20% 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 Moderate Very High Very High Very High Very High
Tornado Very Low Very Low Very Low Low Low Low
Volcano No Risk No Risk No Risk Low Volcanic No Risk No Risk
Wildfire High High Low High High Low
Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear)
Nearby Reactors 0 0 0 0 3 2
Crimes per 10,000 Population - Annual Avg (2001-2015)
Violent Crimes 14 46 21 20 29 40
Property Crimes 271 494 235 218 337 408
Home Energy Use - Annual Avg (1971-2000)
Heating Degree Days 5,264 3,818 2,557 3,243 1,271 4,662
Cooling Degree Days 1,028 1,364 2,921 1,714 3,798 1,253
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