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City Type Comparison - Unique
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City Type
City Type Lakes & Rivers, Mountains, College Town, State Capital Lakes & Rivers, College Town, State Capital Lakes & Rivers, College Town, Wine Country Mountains, Lakes & Rivers, College Town, Casinos West Coast, Mountains, National Parks na
Population (2016 est.)
Population (Current) 51,202 134,309 84,465 245,255 9,527 78,040
Population (1990) 33,840 98,052 60,633 133,850 7,001 49,272
Land Area (sq mi) 18 132 23 103 7 36
Persons Per Square Mile 2,845 1,017 3,672 2,381 1,361 2,151
Home Prices
2018 $331,015 $171,182 $179,640 $402,063 $352,067 $419,000
Total Appreciation ('01 to '18) 109.5% 23.3% 34.9% 33.0% 9.8% 76.0%
Annual Appreciation ('17 to '18) 15.8% 3.6% -19.2% 9.2% 10.0% 6.0%
Avg Annual Appreciation ('01 to '18) 4.8% 1.3% 1.9% 1.8% 0.8% 3.8%
Big City Prices ('18) $503,000 $245,000 $189,000 $370,000 $503,000 $340,000
Bargain Index 53% 57% 77% 88% 57% 101%
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Monthly Rent $1,629 $1,173 $1,208 $1,421 $1,353 $1,495
Price/Rent Index 13.6 9.8 10.0 19.0 17.5 19.0
Cost of Living (2018)
Cost of Living 104% 74% 76% 105% 100% 109%
Air Quality - Annual Avg (2001-2017)
Good Days 83% 50% 70% 67% 93% 72%
Moderate Days 16% 46% 27% 31% 7% 25%
Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days 1% 4% 3% 1% 0% 3%
Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Very Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Water Quality (2002-2014)
Good na 45% 38% 22% na 36%
Threatened na 0% 0% 1% na 2%
Impaired na 55% 62% 77% na 62%
Walkability
Walk Score® 38 38 41 38 80 45
Nearest Large City
Distance to Nearest City 60 miles 93 miles 51 miles 0 miles 55 miles 72 miles
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Recreation
National Parks 5 5 2 0 8 7
National Campgrounds 29 21 1 103 41 26
State Parks 9 7 7 6 18 11
Medical Care (2016)
Accredited Hospitals 3 11 3 7 2 4
Building Permits (single family homes)
2016 185 251 256 1,059 85 346
2015 124 220 246 1,056 33 324
Gain ('15 to '16) 49% 14% 4% 0% 158% 6%
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Population Distribution (2010)
Median Age (yrs) 38 28 23 35 53 37
White 83.7% 51.7% 83.0% 74.2% 92.4% 80.7%
Black or African American 2.0% 42.2% 4.6% 2.9% 0.5% 7.2%
Native American Indian and Alaska Native 1.1% 0.3% 0.3% 1.3% 1.1% 0.8%
Asian 6.0% 2.2% 8.0% 6.3% 1.7% 3.6%
Native Hawaiian 0.4% 0.1% 0.1% 0.7% 0.3% 0.2%
Other Race 1.8% 1.5% 1.2% 10.5% 0.8% 4.4%
Multiple Races 5.0% 2.0% 3.0% 4.2% 3.1% 3.0%
Hispanic or Latino 6.3% 4.3% 3.5% 24.3% 3.3% 11.6%
Income and Housing (2010)
Family Income $71,029 $55,220 $55,466 $59,794 $63,765 $69,596
Occupied Housing 94% 87% 95% 89% 88% 83%
Vacant Housing 6% 13% 5% 11% 12% 17%
Home Ownership 50% 47% 33% 48% 62% 55%
Persons Per Family 2.80 2.90 2.80 3.10 2.60 2.90
Taxes (2018)
Local and State 9.2% 7.4% 7.0% 8.1% 9.2% 6.8%
Local, State and Federal 109 days 99 days 100 days 106 days 109 days 113 days
Climate - Average Temperatures (1971-2000)
Climate Type Temperate & Humid Warm & Humid Cool & Wet Temperate & Dry Temperate & Dry Temperate & Humid
January Low Temp 32 F 37 F 19 F 22 F 38 F 27 F
July High Temp 76 F 95 F 86 F 91 F 70 F 86 F
Annual Precipitation 51 in 47 in 45 in 8 in 19 in 35 in
Elevation 206 ft 242 ft 830 ft 4,410 ft 100 ft 1,652 ft
Natural Hazard Risk
Total Hazard Risk Higher Higher Lower Moderate Higher Moderate
Earthquake 50% 1% .5% 70% 45% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk Risk No Risk
Hurricane 0 20-40 0 0 0 10
Flood Very High High Very High High Very High Very High
Tornado Very Low Low Moderate Very Low Very Low Low
Volcano High Ash Fall No Risk No Risk No Risk Low Ash Fall No Risk
Wildfire Low High Low High Low Low
Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear)
Nearby Reactors 0 0 0 0 0 2
Crimes per 10,000 Population - Annual Avg (2001-2017)
Violent Crimes 33 100 32 63 25 40
Property Crimes 498 622 368 408 374 397
Home Energy Use - Annual Avg (1971-2000)
Heating Degree Days 5,531 2,044 5,348 5,600 5,124 4,662
Cooling Degree Days 97 2,475 1,017 493 40 1,253
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