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Compare city quality of life facts and figures for the top ranked Mountains retirement cities.

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City Type Comparison - Mountains
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City Type
City Type Mountains, College Town Lakes & Rivers, Mountains, College Town, State Capital Lakes & Rivers, College Town, Mountains Lakes & Rivers, Mountains, College Town Lakes & Rivers, College Town, Mountains na
Population (2016 est.)
Population (Current) 465,101 51,202 83,826 67,453 116,868 78,040
Population (1990) 281,140 33,840 42,099 58,282 86,835 49,272
Land Area (sq mi) 195 18 54 29 42 36
Persons Per Square Mile 2,385 2,845 1,552 2,326 2,783 2,151
Home Prices
2018 $309,702 $331,015 $252,549 $254,843 $269,392 $419,000
Total Appreciation ('01 to '18) 58.9% 109.5% 66.9% 67.7% 87.2% 76.0%
Annual Appreciation ('17 to '18) 8.5% 15.8% 12.7% 12.9% -4.6% 6.0%
Avg Annual Appreciation ('01 to '18) 3.0% 4.8% 3.5% 3.3% 4.0% 3.8%
Big City Prices ('18) $450,000 $503,000 $167,000 $245,000 $322,000 $340,000
Bargain Index 56% 53% 122% 84% 68% 101%
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Monthly Rent $1,484 $1,629 $1,039 $1,102 $1,216 $1,495
Price/Rent Index 14.0 13.6 16.3 15.5 14.9 19.0
Cost of Living (2018)
Cost of Living 97% 104% 79% 81% 86% 109%
Air Quality - Annual Avg (2001-2017)
Good Days 77% 83% 84% 51% 59% 72%
Moderate Days 22% 16% 16% 47% 37% 25%
Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days 1% 1% 0% 2% 4% 3%
Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0%
Very Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Water Quality (2002-2014)
Good 67% na 48% 45% 75% 36%
Threatened 0% na 2% 0% 0% 2%
Impaired 33% na 50% 55% 26% 62%
Walkability
Walk Score® 36 38 32 41 47 45
Nearest Large City
Distance to Nearest City 0 miles 60 miles 116 miles 103 miles 44 miles 72 miles
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Recreation
National Parks 4 5 6 9 2 7
National Campgrounds 59 29 64 74 85 26
State Parks 6 9 5 10 9 11
Medical Care (2016)
Accredited Hospitals 8 3 9 9 7 4
Building Permits (single family homes)
2016 3,526 185 481 216 186 346
2015 2,939 124 378 252 104 324
Gain ('15 to '16) 20% 49% 27% -14% 79% 6%
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Population Distribution (2010)
Median Age (yrs) 35 38 27 35 23 37
White 78.8% 83.7% 83.8% 64.0% 84.8% 80.7%
Black or African American 6.3% 2.0% 0.6% 30.0% 0.7% 7.2%
Native American Indian and Alaska Native 1.0% 1.1% 1.1% 0.3% 0.8% 0.8%
Asian 3.0% 6.0% 3.1% 1.4% 2.5% 3.6%
Native Hawaiian 0.3% 0.4% 0.2% 0.1% 1.1% 0.2%
Other Race 5.5% 1.8% 2.8% 2.5% 6.6% 4.4%
Multiple Races 5.1% 5.0% 3.1% 1.8% 3.4% 3.0%
Hispanic or Latino 16.1% 6.3% 6.4% 5.9% 15.2% 11.6%
Income and Housing (2010)
Family Income $66,938 $71,029 $54,105 $57,933 $42,840 $69,596
Occupied Housing 93% 94% 85% 87% 95% 83%
Vacant Housing 7% 6% 15% 13% 5% 17%
Home Ownership 60% 50% 41% 45% 42% 55%
Persons Per Family 3.00 2.80 2.90 2.90 3.40 2.90
Taxes (2018)
Local and State 7.5% 9.2% 9.4% 7.4% 6.8% 6.8%
Local, State and Federal 106 days 109 days 97 days 99 days 101 days 113 days
Climate - Average Temperatures (1971-2000)
Climate Type Cool & Dry Temperate & Humid Cool & Wet Temperate & Humid Warm & Dry Temperate & Humid
January Low Temp 14 F 32 F 24 F 31 F 23 F 27 F
July High Temp 81 F 76 F 89 F 89 F 93 F 86 F
Annual Precipitation 22 in 51 in 46 in 50 in 20 in 35 in
Elevation 7,078 ft 206 ft 1,270 ft 957 ft 4,570 ft 1,652 ft
Natural Hazard Risk
Total Hazard Risk Moderate Higher Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate
Earthquake .5% 50% .1% 1% 25% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 0 0 0 20-40 0 10
Flood Very High Very High High Low High Very High
Tornado Low Very Low High Low Very Low Low
Volcano No Risk High Ash Fall No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk
Wildfire High Low High Low High Low
Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear)
Nearby Reactors 0 0 2 5 0 2
Crimes per 10,000 Population - Annual Avg (2001-2017)
Violent Crimes 49 33 46 91 14 40
Property Crimes 430 498 436 584 263 397
Home Energy Use - Annual Avg (1971-2000)
Heating Degree Days 7,464 5,531 4,166 3,272 5,264 4,662
Cooling Degree Days 182 97 1,439 1,526 1,028 1,253
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