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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, State Capital Lakes & Rivers, Mountains Lakes & Rivers, College Town na
Population (2016 est.)
Population (Current) 84,465 83,826 42,904 23,210 74,398 78,040
Population (1990) 60,633 42,099 36,006 23,095 59,738 49,272
Land Area (sq mi) 23 54 64 7 25 36
Persons Per Square Mile 3,672 1,552 670 3,316 2,976 2,151
Home Prices
2017 $222,280 $224,164 $241,746 $168,514 $259,702 $398,000
Total Appreciation ('01 to '17) 66.9% 48.1% 51.9% 71.6% 67.0% 65.0%
Annual Appreciation ('16 to '17) 7.9% 3.5% 8.4% 5.9% 7.6% 4.0%
Avg Annual Appreciation ('01 to '17) 3.3% 2.7% 2.7% 3.5% 3.5% 3.4%
Big City Prices ('17) $194,000 $170,000 $496,000 $411,000 $163,000 $343,000
Bargain Index 93% 107% 39% 33% 129% 94%
Big City Indianapolis Tulsa Boston NYC-North. NJ Cedar Rapids na
Monthly Rent $1,208 $1,039 $1,722 $1,479 $1,391 $1,495
Price/Rent Index 12.4 14.5 9.4 7.7 12.5 17.9
Cost of Living (2018)
Cost of Living 80% 76% 96% 92% 91% 107%
Air Quality - Annual Avg (2001-2017)
Good Days 70% 84% 71% 92% 66% 72%
Moderate Days 27% 16% 19% 7% 34% 25%
Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days 3% 0% 9% 1% 1% 3%
Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0%
Very Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Water Quality (2002-2014)
Good 38% 48% 0% 13% 23% 36%
Threatened 0% 2% 0% 0% 38% 2%
Impaired 62% 50% 100% 87% 39% 62%
Walkability
Walk Score® 41 32 36 77 43 45
Nearest Large City
Distance to Nearest City 51 miles 116 miles 72 miles 99 miles 115 miles 72 miles
City Indianapolis Tulsa Boston NYC-North. NJ Des Moines na
Recreation
National Parks 2 6 16 27 1 7
National Campgrounds 1 64 12 7 13 26
State Parks 7 5 30 23 7 11
Medical Care (2016)
Accredited Hospitals 3 9 3 3 4 4
Building Permits (single family homes)
2016 256 481 38 148 263 346
2015 246 378 37 148 151 324
Gain ('15 to '16) 4% 27% 3% 0% 74% 6%
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Population Distribution (2010)
Median Age (yrs) 23 27 39 39 26 37
White 83.0% 83.8% 91.8% 73.2% 82.5% 80.7%
Black or African American 4.6% 0.6% 2.2% 14.6% 5.8% 7.2%
Native American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3% 1.1% 0.3% 0.5% 0.2% 0.8%
Asian 8.0% 3.1% 3.4% 1.8% 6.9% 3.6%
Native Hawaiian 0.1% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other Race 1.2% 2.8% 0.4% 4.9% 2.1% 4.4%
Multiple Races 3.0% 3.1% 1.8% 5.0% 2.5% 3.0%
Hispanic or Latino 3.5% 6.4% 2.1% 13.4% 5.3% 11.6%
Income and Housing (2010)
Family Income $55,466 $54,105 $68,869 $60,948 $71,794 $69,596
Occupied Housing 95% 85% 93% 92% 95% 83%
Vacant Housing 5% 15% 7% 8% 5% 17%
Home Ownership 33% 41% 53% 47% 47% 55%
Persons Per Family 2.80 2.90 2.90 3.00 2.90 2.90
Taxes (2018)
Local and State 7.0% 9.4% 0.0% 8.5% 6.8% 6.8%
Local, State and Federal 100 days 97 days 108 days 134 days 108 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 10 F 17 F 13 F 27 F
July High Temp 86 F 89 F 83 F 81 F 88 F 86 F
Annual Precipitation 45 in 46 in 38 in 51 in 37 in 35 in
Elevation 830 ft 1,270 ft 346 ft 1,245 ft 640 ft 1,652 ft
Natural Hazard Risk
Total Hazard Risk Lower Moderate Moderate Moderate Lower Moderate
Earthquake .5% .1% .9% .3% .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 Very High High Very High Very High Very High Very High
Tornado Moderate High Low Low Moderate 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 2 2 3 2
Crimes per 10,000 Population - Annual Avg (2001-2017)
Violent Crimes 32 46 22 36 33 40
Property Crimes 368 436 249 311 247 397
Home Energy Use - Annual Avg (1971-2000)
Heating Degree Days 5,348 4,166 7,478 6,377 6,052 4,662
Cooling Degree Days 1,017 1,439 442 546 1,134 1,253
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