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Climate Comparison - Warm & Dry
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City Type
City Type College Town, Lakes & Rivers, Mountains Mountains, Casinos Lakes & Rivers, Mountains, College Town Mountains, Lakes & Rivers, College Town, National Parks Mountains, Golf na
Population (2013 est.)
Population (Current) 116,288 270,811 101,324 76,817 46,281 74,624
Population (1990) 86,835 64,942 62,126 28,502 40,181 48,635
Land Area (sq mi) 42 108 76 70 94 36
Persons Per Square Mile 2,769 2,508 1,333 1,097 492 2,065
Home Prices
2014 $223,123 $260,930 $211,750 $222,122 $362,448 $353,000
Total Appreciation ('01 to '14) 55.1% 32.4% 93.7% 69.4% 71.2% 46.0%
Annual Appreciation ('13 to '14) 6.6% 7.6% 2.8% -1.9% 18.8% 2.0%
Avg Annual Appreciation ('01 to '14) 3.4% 2.2% 5.2% 4.1% 4.2% 3.2%
Big City Prices ('14) $242,000 $203,000 $142,000 $203,000 $482,000 $265,000
Bargain Index 74% 103% 120% 88% 61% 133%
Big City Salt Lake City Las Vegas El Paso Las Vegas Los Angeles na
Monthly Rent $1,103 $1,428 $907 $1,047 $1,629 $1,336
Price/Rent Index 13.6 12.3 15.7 14.2 14.9 17.7
Cost of Living (2014)
Cost of Living 90% 93% 84% 90% 122% 115%
Air Quality - Annual Avg (2001-2013)
Good/Moderate Days 96% 96% 94% 100% 68% 98%
Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days 3% 4% 4% 0% 25% 2%
Unhealthy/Very Unhealthy Days 1% 0% 2% 0% 7% 0%
Water Quality (2002-2010)
Good 76% 53% 28% 51% 47% 37%
Threatened 0% 0% 0% 0% 20% 2%
Impaired 24% 47% 72% 49% 34% 60%
Nearest Large City
Distance to Nearest City 378 miles 0 miles 47 miles 120 miles 54 miles 80 miles
City Las Vegas Henderson El Paso Las Vegas San Bernardino na
Recreation
National Parks 2 4 4 5 2 7
National Campgrounds 85 13 5 20 37 26
State Parks 9 3 4 4 5 11
Medical Care (2009)
Accredited Hospitals 4 5 5 1 3 4
Building Permits (single family homes)
2013 136 1,274 397 781 152 295
2012 71 1,155 445 584 99 285
Gain ('12 to '13) 92% 10% -11% 34% 54% 3%
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Population Distribution (2010)
Median Age (yrs) 23 40 32 33 52 37
White 84.8% 76.9% 75.3% 87.2% 75.7% 80.7%
Black or African American 0.7% 5.1% 2.4% 0.7% 4.4% 7.2%
Native American Indian and Alaska Native 0.8% 0.7% 1.7% 1.5% 1.0% 0.8%
Asian 2.5% 7.2% 1.6% 0.8% 4.4% 3.6%
Native Hawaiian 1.1% 0.6% 0.1% 1.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Other Race 6.6% 4.8% 15.3% 6.1% 11.1% 4.4%
Multiple Races 3.4% 4.8% 3.5% 2.6% 3.1% 3.0%
Hispanic or Latino 15.2% 14.9% 56.8% 12.8% 25.3% 11.6%
Income and Housing (2010)
Family Income $42,840 $78,435 $48,095 $53,861 $51,920 $69,596
Occupied Housing 95% 89% 93% 80% 65% 83%
Vacant Housing 5% 11% 7% 20% 35% 17%
Home Ownership 42% 66% 56% 65% 59% 55%
Persons Per Family 3.40 3.00 3.00 3.30 2.80 2.90
Taxes (2014)
Local and State 6.7% 7.9% 7.4% 6.7% 8.4% 6.8%
Local, State and Federal 107 days 98 days 98 days 107 days 120 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 21 F 29 F 44 F 27 F
July High Temp 93 F 99 F 95 F 103 F 108 F 86 F
Annual Precipitation 20 in 6 in 12 in 9 in 5 in 35 in
Elevation 4,570 ft 2,450 ft 4,266 ft 2,770 ft 425 ft 1,652 ft
Natural Hazard Risk
Total Hazard Risk Moderate Lower Lower Higher Higher Moderate
Earthquake 25% 20% 4.5% 10% 100% 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 Moderate Low Very High Very High
Tornado Very Low Very Low Very Low Very Low Very Low Low
Volcano No Risk No Risk No Risk Low Volcanic Low Ash Fall No Risk
Wildfire High Low High High High Low
Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear)
Nearby Reactors 0 0 0 0 2 2
Crimes per 10,000 Population - Annual Avg (2001-2012)
Violent Crimes 14 22 50 21 74 38
Property Crimes 260 245 504 263 622 398
Home Energy Use - Annual Avg (1971-2000)
Heating Degree Days 5,264 2,557 3,818 3,098 951 4,662
Cooling Degree Days 1,028 2,921 1,364 2,471 4,224 1,253
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