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COMPARE CITIES FOR Florida

Compare city quality of life facts and figures for some of the best places to retire in Florida. Use the drop down box to make another state comparison.






Florida Cities
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City Type
City Type East Coast, Lakes & Rivers, College Town Gulf Coast, Golf Lakes & Rivers College Town, Lakes & Rivers Gulf Coast, Lakes & Rivers East Coast, Lakes & Rivers, College Town Gulf Coast na
Population (2013 est.)
Population (Current) 77,508 20,537 35,531 127,488 53,326 89,407 25,550 74,624
Population (1990) 59,646 19,505 24,725 84,770 50,961 61,492 24,832 48,635
Land Area (sq mi) 34 12 31 61 15 29 6 36
Persons Per Square Mile 2,280 1,711 1,146 2,090 3,555 3,083 4,258 2,065
Home Prices
2016 $202,250 $476,756 $146,129 $183,549 $330,125 $428,071 $565,764 $372,000
Total Appreciation ('01 to '16) 76.1% 113.8% 64.6% 60.3% 77.6% 78.1% 102.1% 54.0%
Annual Appreciation ('15 to '16) 11.1% 1.9% 11.3% 5.4% 7.9% 8.7% 6.2% 3.0%
Avg Annual Appreciation ('01 to '16) 3.8% 5.2% 3.4% 3.2% 3.9% 3.9% 4.8% 2.9%
Big City Prices ('16) $223,000 $310,000 $223,000 $215,000 $200,000 $310,000 $310,000 $297,000
Bargain Index 73% 124% 53% 69% 134% 112% 148% 101%
Big City Orlando Miami Orlando Jacksonville Tampa-St Petersburg Miami Miami na
Monthly Rent $1,285 $1,479 $1,284 $1,279 $1,418 $1,691 $2,007 $1,471
Price/Rent Index 10.6 21.6 7.6 9.6 15.6 17.0 18.9 17.0
Cost of Living (2016)
Cost of Living 84% 120% 78% 82% 102% 119% 142% 108%
Air Quality - Annual Avg (2001-2015)
Good Days 87% 87% 80% 86% 78% 84% 69% 71%
Moderate Days 13% 12% 19% 13% 21% 15% 31% 25%
Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days 0% 0% 1% 1% 1% 0% 1% 3%
Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Very Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Water Quality (2002-2014)
Good 12% 1% 11% 14% 0% na 50% 36%
Threatened 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% na 0% 2%
Impaired 88% 99% 89% 86% 100% na 50% 62%
Nearest Large City
Distance to Nearest City 72 miles 115 miles 46 miles 72 miles 39 miles 44 miles 161 miles 72 miles
City Orlando Hialeah Orlando Jacksonville St Petersburg Hialeah Miami na
Recreation
National Parks 1 3 2 6 1 3 3 7
National Campgrounds 6 5 7 11 4 0 1 26
State Parks 5 7 10 15 16 8 7 11
Medical Care (2016)
Accredited Hospitals 8 6 3 4 6 5 1 4
Building Permits (single family homes)
2015 157 162 354 71 116 131 1 324
2014 146 185 359 67 92 66 0 312
Gain ('14 to '15) 8% -12% -1% 6% 26% 98% 0% 3%
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Population Distribution (2010)
Median Age (yrs) 43 64 42 25 45 45 42 37
White 80.9% 93.3% 64.7% 64.9% 75.4% 88.5% 83.8% 80.7%
Black or African American 10.3% 4.2% 27.7% 23.0% 15.1% 5.2% 9.7% 7.2%
Native American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3% 0.1% 0.3% 0.3% 0.4% 0.2% 0.4% 0.8%
Asian 3.1% 0.6% 2.0% 6.9% 1.3% 2.4% 1.6% 3.6%
Native Hawaiian 0.1% 0.0% 0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 0.1% 0.2% 0.2%
Other Race 2.1% 0.7% 3.0% 1.9% 5.3% 2.0% 2.2% 4.4%
Multiple Races 3.1% 1.0% 2.3% 2.9% 2.3% 1.6% 2.1% 3.0%
Hispanic or Latino 8.9% 4.5% 11.0% 10.0% 16.6% 11.9% 21.2% 11.6%
Income and Housing (2010)
Family Income $55,468 $117,303 $47,588 $50,495 $51,481 $96,543 $58,336 $69,596
Occupied Housing 87% 58% 84% 89% 79% 83% 78% 83%
Vacant Housing 13% 42% 16% 11% 21% 17% 22% 17%
Home Ownership 60% 78% 58% 38% 57% 70% 41% 55%
Persons Per Family 2.80 2.40 2.90 2.80 2.80 2.80 2.80 2.90
Taxes (2016)
Local and State 6.7% 6.7% 6.7% 6.7% 6.7% 6.7% 6.7% 6.9%
Local, State and Federal 111 days 111 days 111 days 111 days 111 days 111 days 111 days 113 days
Climate - Average Temperatures (1971-2000)
Climate Type Warm & Humid Warm & Humid Warm & Humid Warm & Humid Warm & Humid Warm & Humid Temperate & Humid Temperate & Humid
January Low Temp 50 F 53 F 51 F 44 F 51 F 58 F 65 F 27 F
July High Temp 91 F 91 F 93 F 91 F 91 F 92 F 89 F 86 F
Annual Precipitation 48 in 52 in 50 in 49 in 55 in 57 in 39 in 35 in
Elevation 25 ft 5 ft 145 ft 96 ft 20 ft 15 ft 4 ft 1,652 ft
Natural Hazard Risk
Total Hazard Risk Higher Moderate Higher Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate
Earthquake .1% .1% 0% .1% 0% 0% .1% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk
Hurricane >60 40-60 40-60 40-60 40-60 >60 >60 10
Flood Very High Very High Very High High Very High Very High Very High Very High
Tornado Low Low Moderate Moderate Low Low Low Low
Volcano No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk
Wildfire High Low Low Low Low Low Low Low
Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear)
Nearby Reactors 2 2 3 1 0 4 0 2
Crimes per 10,000 Population - Annual Avg (2001-2015)
Violent Crimes 98 21 73 83 96 24 76 40
Property Crimes 488 353 616 465 628 324 680 408
Home Energy Use - Annual Avg (1971-2000)
Heating Degree Days 595 316 538 1,148 538 219 62 4,662
Cooling Degree Days 3,186 3,646 3,551 2,748 3,327 4,241 4,830 1,253
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