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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, City Living Mountains, Lakes & Rivers, College Town, National Parks na
Population (2010)
Population (Current) 112,488 257,729 97,618 12,820 72,897 71,497
Population (1990) 86,835 64,942 62,126 11,671 28,502 48,635
Land Area (sq mi) 42 108 76 15 70 36
Persons Per Square Mile 2,678 2,386 1,284 831 1,041 1,979
Home Prices
2014 $214,270 $257,325 $220,552 $1,428,228 $218,849 $345,000
Total Appreciation ('01 to '14) 48.9% 30.5% 101.7% 69.1% 66.9% 47.0%
Annual Appreciation ('13 to '14) 2.4% 6.1% 7.0% 17.7% -3.4% 3.0%
Avg Annual Appreciation ('01 to '14) 3.1% 2.1% 5.6% 4.1% 4.0% 3.2%
Big City Prices ('14) $233,000 $192,000 $136,000 $194,000 $192,000 $262,000
Bargain Index 74% 108% 131% 593% 92% 135%
Big City Salt Lake City Las Vegas El Paso Phoenix-Mesa Las Vegas na
Monthly Rent $1,116 $1,568 $958 $1,363 $1,131 $1,363
Price/Rent Index 12.9 11.0 15.5 70.4 13.0 17.5
Cost of Living (2014)
Cost of Living 93% 103% 90% 345% 94% 117%
Air Quality - Annual Avg (2001-2013)
Good/Moderate Days 96% 96% 94% 80% 100% 98%
Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days 3% 4% 4% 12% 0% 2%
Unhealthy/Very Unhealthy Days 1% 0% 2% 8% 0% 0%
Water Quality (2002-2010)
Good 76% 53% 28% 65% 51% 37%
Threatened 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2%
Impaired 24% 47% 72% 35% 49% 60%
Nearest Large City
Distance to Nearest City 378 miles 0 miles 47 miles 4 miles 120 miles 80 miles
City Las Vegas Henderson El Paso Scottsdale Las Vegas na
Recreation
National Parks 2 3 4 7 5 7
National Campgrounds 85 13 5 17 20 26
State Parks 9 3 4 1 4 11
Medical Care (2009)
Accredited Hospitals 4 5 5 21 1 4
Building Permits (single family homes)
2013 136 1,274 397 41 781 295
2012 71 1,155 445 39 584 285
Gain ('12 to '13) 92% 10% -11% 5% 34% 3%
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Population Distribution (2010)
Median Age (yrs) 23 40 32 51 33 37
White 84.8% 76.9% 75.3% 92.6% 87.2% 80.7%
Black or African American 0.7% 5.1% 2.4% 0.7% 0.7% 7.2%
Native American Indian and Alaska Native 0.8% 0.7% 1.7% 0.2% 1.5% 0.8%
Asian 2.5% 7.2% 1.6% 4.0% 0.8% 3.6%
Native Hawaiian 1.1% 0.6% 0.1% 0.0% 1.0% 0.2%
Other Race 6.6% 4.8% 15.3% 0.7% 6.1% 4.4%
Multiple Races 3.4% 4.8% 3.5% 1.8% 2.6% 3.0%
Hispanic or Latino 15.2% 14.9% 56.8% 3.7% 12.8% 11.6%
Income and Housing (2010)
Family Income $42,840 $78,435 $48,095 $143,929 $53,861 $69,596
Occupied Housing 95% 89% 93% 86% 80% 83%
Vacant Housing 5% 11% 7% 14% 20% 17%
Home Ownership 42% 66% 56% 94% 65% 55%
Persons Per Family 3.40 3.00 3.00 2.90 3.30 2.90
Taxes (2013)
Local and State 6.7% 7.9% 7.3% 9.2% 6.7% 6.8%
Local, State and Federal 103 days 104 days 93 days 95 days 103 days 105 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 39 F 29 F 27 F
July High Temp 93 F 99 F 95 F 104 F 103 F 86 F
Annual Precipitation 20 in 6 in 12 in 8 in 9 in 35 in
Elevation 4,570 ft 2,450 ft 4,266 ft 1,257 ft 2,770 ft 1,652 ft
Natural Hazard Risk
Total Hazard Risk Moderate Lower Lower Moderate Higher Moderate
Earthquake 25% 20% 4.5% No Risk 10% 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 Very High Low Very High
Tornado Very Low Very Low Very Low Low Very Low Low
Volcano No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk Low Volcanic No Risk
Wildfire High Low High High High Low
Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear)
Nearby Reactors 0 0 0 3 0 2
Crimes per 10,000 Population - Annual Avg (2001-2012)
Violent Crimes 14 22 50 8 21 38
Property Crimes 260 245 504 270 263 398
Home Energy Use - Annual Avg (1971-2000)
Heating Degree Days 5,264 2,557 3,818 1,535 3,098 4,662
Cooling Degree Days 1,028 2,921 1,364 3,488 2,471 1,253
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