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Climate Comparison - Cool & Wet
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City Type
City Type Lakes & Rivers, College Town, Wine Country Lakes & Rivers, College Town, Mountains Lakes & Rivers, College Town Lakes & Rivers, State Capital Lakes & Rivers, College Town na
Population (2013 est.)
Population (Current) 82,575 78,960 71,591 42,419 14,053 74,624
Population (1990) 60,633 42,099 59,738 36,006 15,026 48,635
Land Area (sq mi) 23 54 25 64 8 36
Persons Per Square Mile 3,590 1,462 2,864 663 1,757 2,065
Home Prices
2017 $226,947 $226,653 $261,743 $242,052 $134,393 $425,000
Total Appreciation ('01 to '17) 70.4% 49.8% 68.3% 52.1% -15.9% 68.0%
Annual Appreciation ('16 to '17) 10.2% 4.6% 8.4% 8.5% 12.5% 6.0%
Avg Annual Appreciation ('01 to '17) 3.4% 2.7% 3.5% 2.7% -1.4% 3.5%
Big City Prices ('17) $176,000 $162,000 $155,000 $465,000 $138,000 $319,000
Bargain Index 104% 113% 137% 42% 79% 103%
Big City Indianapolis Tulsa Cedar Rapids Boston Charleston, WV na
Monthly Rent $1,208 $1,039 $1,391 $1,722 $935 $1,495
Price/Rent Index 12.6 14.6 12.6 9.4 9.7 18.2
Cost of Living (2017)
Cost of Living 83% 78% 90% 97% 67% 109%
Air Quality - Annual Avg (2001-2015)
Good Days 68% 85% 63% 68% 81% 71%
Moderate Days 29% 15% 37% 21% 16% 25%
Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days 3% 0% 1% 10% 3% 3%
Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0%
Very Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Water Quality (2002-2014)
Good 38% 48% 23% 0% 35% 36%
Threatened 0% 2% 38% 0% 0% 2%
Impaired 62% 50% 39% 100% 65% 62%
Walkability
Walk Score® 40 31 43 36 73 45
Nearest Large City
Distance to Nearest City 51 miles 116 miles 115 miles 72 miles 126 miles 72 miles
City Indianapolis Tulsa Des Moines Boston Columbus na
Recreation
National Parks 2 6 1 16 3 7
National Campgrounds 1 64 13 12 11 26
State Parks 7 5 7 30 10 11
Medical Care (2016)
Accredited Hospitals 3 9 4 3 2 4
Building Permits (single family homes)
2016 256 481 263 38 11 346
2015 246 378 151 37 12 324
Gain ('15 to '16) 4% 27% 74% 3% -8% 6%
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Population Distribution (2010)
Median Age (yrs) 23 27 26 39 39 37
White 83.0% 83.8% 82.5% 91.8% 94.9% 80.7%
Black or African American 4.6% 0.6% 5.8% 2.2% 1.3% 7.2%
Native American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3% 1.1% 0.2% 0.3% 0.3% 0.8%
Asian 8.0% 3.1% 6.9% 3.4% 1.4% 3.6%
Native Hawaiian 0.1% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other Race 1.2% 2.8% 2.1% 0.4% 0.5% 4.4%
Multiple Races 3.0% 3.1% 2.5% 1.8% 1.5% 3.0%
Hispanic or Latino 3.5% 6.4% 5.3% 2.1% 1.1% 11.6%
Income and Housing (2010)
Family Income $55,466 $54,105 $71,794 $68,869 $41,683 $69,596
Occupied Housing 95% 85% 95% 93% 89% 83%
Vacant Housing 5% 15% 5% 7% 11% 17%
Home Ownership 33% 41% 47% 53% 55% 55%
Persons Per Family 2.80 2.90 2.90 2.90 2.80 2.90
Taxes (2016)
Local and State 7.0% 9.3% 6.8% 0.0% 7.1% 6.8%
Local, State and Federal 109 days 104 days 105 days 113 days 110 days 113 days
Climate - Average Temperatures (1971-2000)
Climate Type Cool & Wet Cool & Wet Cool & Wet Cool & Wet Cool & Wet na
January Low Temp 19 F 24 F 13 F 10 F 21 F 27 F
July High Temp 86 F 89 F 88 F 83 F 85 F 86 F
Annual Precipitation 45 in 46 in 37 in 38 in 42 in 35 in
Elevation 830 ft 1,270 ft 640 ft 346 ft 580 ft 1,652 ft
Natural Hazard Risk
Total Hazard Risk Lower Moderate Lower Moderate Lower Moderate
Earthquake .5% .1% .1% .9% .3% 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 High Very High Very High Very High Very High
Tornado Moderate High Moderate Low Low Low
Volcano No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk
Wildfire Low High Low Low Low Low
Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear)
Nearby Reactors 0 2 3 2 0 2
Crimes per 10,000 Population - Annual Avg (2001-2015)
Violent Crimes 30 45 35 21 16 40
Property Crimes 375 434 251 257 266 408
Home Energy Use - Annual Avg (1971-2000)
Heating Degree Days 5,348 4,166 6,052 7,478 5,343 4,662
Cooling Degree Days 1,017 1,439 1,134 442 880 1,253
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