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Climate Comparison - Cool & Wet
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City Type
City Type College Town, Lakes & Rivers, Mountains College Town, Lakes & Rivers, Wine Country Mountains East Coast, College Town College Town, Lakes & Rivers na
Population (2013 est.)
Population (Current) 78,960 82,575 7,962 24,027 71,591 74,624
Population (1990) 42,099 60,633 4,468 28,227 59,738 48,635
Land Area (sq mi) 54 23 18 8 25 36
Persons Per Square Mile 1,462 3,590 442 3,003 2,864 2,065
Home Prices
2016 $216,658 $205,957 $741,354 $515,776 $241,426 $374,000
Total Appreciation ('01 to '16) 43.2% 54.7% 195.7% 101.3% 55.3% 55.0%
Annual Appreciation ('15 to '16) 5.6% -1.2% 14.4% 19.6% 1.7% 4.0%
Avg Annual Appreciation ('01 to '16) 2.6% 3.0% 7.5% 4.8% 3.2% 3.0%
Big City Prices ('16) $151,000 $160,000 $282,000 $417,000 $150,000 $291,000
Bargain Index 116% 104% 213% 100% 130% 104%
Big City Tulsa Indianapolis Salt Lake City Boston Cedar Rapids na
Monthly Rent $1,092 $1,335 $1,676 $1,887 $1,341 $1,471
Price/Rent Index 13.3 10.4 29.7 18.4 12.1 17.1
Cost of Living (2016)
Cost of Living 80% 86% 156% 137% 89% 110%
Air Quality - Annual Avg (2001-2015)
Good Days 85% 68% 53% 85% 63% 71%
Moderate Days 15% 29% 39% 12% 37% 25%
Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days 0% 3% 7% 3% 1% 3%
Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 2% 0% 0% 0%
Very Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Water Quality (2002-2014)
Good 48% 38% 47% 61% 23% 36%
Threatened 2% 0% 0% 0% 38% 2%
Impaired 50% 62% 54% 39% 39% 62%
Walkability
Walk Score® 31 40 62 64 43 45
Nearest Large City
Distance to Nearest City 116 miles 51 miles 32 miles 71 miles 115 miles 72 miles
City Tulsa Indianapolis Salt Lake City Boston Des Moines na
Recreation
National Parks 6 2 3 21 1 7
National Campgrounds 64 1 74 4 13 26
State Parks 5 7 10 33 7 11
Medical Care (2016)
Accredited Hospitals 9 3 1 2 4 4
Building Permits (single family homes)
2015 378 246 57 17 151 324
2014 549 189 56 13 226 312
Gain ('14 to '15) -31% 30% 2% 31% -33% 3%
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Population Distribution (2010)
Median Age (yrs) 27 23 37 36 26 37
White 83.8% 83.0% 81.0% 82.5% 82.5% 80.7%
Black or African American 0.6% 4.6% 0.6% 6.9% 5.8% 7.2%
Native American Indian and Alaska Native 1.1% 0.3% 0.3% 0.8% 0.2% 0.8%
Asian 3.1% 8.0% 2.1% 1.4% 6.9% 3.6%
Native Hawaiian 0.2% 0.1% 0.3% 0.1% 0.0% 0.2%
Other Race 2.8% 1.2% 13.5% 3.1% 2.1% 4.4%
Multiple Races 3.1% 3.0% 2.3% 5.2% 2.5% 3.0%
Hispanic or Latino 6.4% 3.5% 24.1% 8.4% 5.3% 11.6%
Income and Housing (2010)
Family Income $54,105 $55,466 $80,378 $80,561 $71,794 $69,596
Occupied Housing 85% 95% 31% 81% 95% 83%
Vacant Housing 15% 5% 70% 19% 5% 17%
Home Ownership 41% 33% 62% 44% 47% 55%
Persons Per Family 2.90 2.80 3.00 2.80 2.90 2.90
Taxes (2016)
Local and State 9.3% 7.0% 6.8% 7.0% 6.8% 6.8%
Local, State and Federal 104 days 109 days 112 days 119 days 105 days 113 days
Climate - Average Temperatures (1971-2000)
Climate Type Cool & Wet Cool & Wet Cool & Wet Cool & Wet Cool & Wet na
January Low Temp 24 F 19 F 10 F 23 F 13 F 27 F
July High Temp 89 F 86 F 72 F 78 F 88 F 86 F
Annual Precipitation 46 in 45 in 44 in 46 in 37 in 35 in
Elevation 1,270 ft 830 ft 8,740 ft 15 ft 640 ft 1,652 ft
Natural Hazard Risk
Total Hazard Risk Moderate Lower Moderate Moderate Lower Moderate
Earthquake .1% .5% 30% .4% .1% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 0 0 0 20-40 0 10
Flood High Very High High Very High Very High Very High
Tornado High Moderate Very Low Low Moderate 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 2 0 0 4 3 2
Crimes per 10,000 Population - Annual Avg (2001-2015)
Violent Crimes 45 30 22 48 35 40
Property Crimes 434 375 615 445 251 408
Home Energy Use - Annual Avg (1971-2000)
Heating Degree Days 4,166 5,348 10,318 5,624 6,052 4,662
Cooling Degree Days 1,439 1,017 13 475 1,134 1,253
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