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City Type Comparison - Lakes & Rivers
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City Type
City Type College Town, Lakes & Rivers Lakes & Rivers, College Town Lakes & Rivers, College Town, Texas Hill Country Lakes & Rivers, Mountains, College Town College Town, Lakes & Rivers na
Population (2013 est.)
Population (Current) 61,488 100,223 54,076 61,397 142,357 74,624
Population (1990) 40,641 75,450 28,743 58,282 75,494 48,635
Land Area (sq mi) 38 54 30 29 98 36
Persons Per Square Mile 1,618 1,856 1,803 2,117 1,453 2,065
Home Prices
2016 $185,343 $197,256 $223,979 $205,145 $167,966 $374,000
Total Appreciation ('01 to '16) -8.8% 68.1% 83.9% 35.0% 65.6% 55.0%
Annual Appreciation ('15 to '16) 12.6% -1.4% 9.0% 12.5% 4.3% 4.0%
Avg Annual Appreciation ('01 to '16) -0.7% 3.8% 4.4% 2.0% 3.7% 3.0%
Big City Prices ('16) $231,000 $231,000 $288,000 $206,000 $231,000 $291,000
Bargain Index 65% 69% 63% 81% 59% 104%
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Monthly Rent $1,020 $1,181 $1,629 $1,033 $1,131 $1,471
Price/Rent Index 12.2 11.2 9.2 13.3 10.0 17.1
Cost of Living (2016)
Cost of Living 74% 81% 94% 77% 74% 110%
Air Quality - Annual Avg (2001-2015)
Good Days 71% 86% 79% 48% 67% 71%
Moderate Days 27% 12% 20% 50% 30% 25%
Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days 2% 2% 1% 2% 3% 3%
Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Very Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Water Quality (2002-2014)
Good 55% 71% 89% 45% 66% 36%
Threatened 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2%
Impaired 45% 29% 11% 55% 35% 62%
Walkability
Walk Score® 35 35 38 42 17 45
Nearest Large City
Distance to Nearest City 66 miles 98 miles 30 miles 103 miles 47 miles 72 miles
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Recreation
National Parks 7 0 2 9 5 7
National Campgrounds 51 27 11 74 45 26
State Parks 5 8 10 10 12 11
Medical Care (2016)
Accredited Hospitals 4 7 2 9 3 4
Building Permits (single family homes)
2015 195 279 277 252 688 324
2014 127 268 243 187 850 312
Gain ('14 to '15) 54% 4% 14% 35% -19% 3%
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Population Distribution (2010)
Median Age (yrs) 28 33 23 35 29 37
White 75.8% 60.5% 78.5% 64.0% 65.6% 80.7%
Black or African American 13.9% 24.8% 5.5% 30.0% 23.3% 7.2%
Native American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3% 0.5% 0.9% 0.3% 0.6% 0.8%
Asian 4.2% 1.9% 1.6% 1.4% 2.3% 3.6%
Native Hawaiian 0.2% 0.0% 0.1% 0.1% 0.5% 0.2%
Other Race 3.0% 10.3% 10.4% 2.5% 2.8% 4.4%
Multiple Races 2.7% 2.0% 3.1% 1.8% 5.1% 3.0%
Hispanic or Latino 6.5% 21.2% 37.8% 5.9% 9.3% 11.6%
Income and Housing (2010)
Family Income $45,287 $54,547 $50,443 $57,933 $52,708 $69,596
Occupied Housing 92% 91% 94% 87% 90% 83%
Vacant Housing 8% 9% 6% 13% 10% 17%
Home Ownership 41% 53% 26% 45% 56% 55%
Persons Per Family 3.00 3.10 3.00 2.90 3.10 2.90
Taxes (2016)
Local and State 6.0% 8.2% 8.2% 7.2% 9.5% 6.8%
Local, State and Federal 102 days 108 days 108 days 102 days 97 days 113 days
Climate - Average Temperatures (1971-2000)
Climate Type Temperate & Humid Warm & Humid Warm & Humid Temperate & Humid Temperate & Humid Temperate & Humid
January Low Temp 25 F 38 F 39 F 31 F 25 F 27 F
July High Temp 89 F 94 F 95 F 89 F 90 F 86 F
Annual Precipitation 52 in 45 in 37 in 50 in 55 in 35 in
Elevation 528 ft 550 ft 612 ft 957 ft 382 ft 1,652 ft
Natural Hazard Risk
Total Hazard Risk Moderate Lower Moderate Moderate Lower Moderate
Earthquake .5% .2% 0% 1% 1% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 0 0 20-40 20-40 0 10
Flood Moderate Very High Very High Low Very High Very High
Tornado Moderate Moderate Low Low Low Low
Volcano No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk
Wildfire High Low High Low Low Low
Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear)
Nearby Reactors 0 0 0 5 0 2
Crimes per 10,000 Population - Annual Avg (2001-2015)
Violent Crimes 51 60 34 95 67 40
Property Crimes 532 501 334 608 373 408
Home Energy Use - Annual Avg (1971-2000)
Heating Degree Days 4,243 1,958 1,629 3,272 4,058 4,662
Cooling Degree Days 1,413 2,521 2,913 1,526 1,512 1,253
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