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Compare city quality of life facts and figures for the top ranked Temperate & Dry retirement cities.

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Climate Comparison - Temperate & Dry
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City Type
City Type Mountains, Lakes & Rivers, College Town, Casinos Lakes & Rivers, Wine Country West Coast, Mountains, National Parks Mountains, Lakes & Rivers, College Town, National Parks West Coast, Mountains, Wine Country na
Population (2016 est.)
Population (Current) 245,255 80,416 9,527 42,513 12,697 78,040
Population (1990) 133,850 61,842 7,001 26,455 8,886 49,272
Land Area (sq mi) 103 18 7 41 6 36
Persons Per Square Mile 2,381 4,468 1,361 1,037 2,116 2,151
Home Prices
2017 $365,641 $692,548 $307,904 $346,361 $965,106 $425,000
Total Appreciation ('01 to '17) 20.9% 93.6% -4.0% 145.4% 44.8% 68.0%
Annual Appreciation ('16 to '17) 7.5% 11.2% -6.3% 8.3% -8.5% 6.0%
Avg Annual Appreciation ('01 to '17) 1.2% 4.2% -0.3% 5.8% 2.4% 3.5%
Big City Prices ('17) $340,000 $950,000 $475,000 $247,000 $950,000 $319,000
Bargain Index 87% 59% 52% 113% 82% 103%
Big City Sacramento San Francisco Bay area Seattle Phoenix-Mesa San Francisco Bay area na
Monthly Rent $1,421 $2,286 $1,353 $1,271 $4,070 $1,495
Price/Rent Index 17.3 20.3 15.3 18.3 15.9 18.2
Cost of Living (2017)
Cost of Living 103% 160% 97% 96% 228% 109%
Air Quality - Annual Avg (2001-2016)
Good Days 68% 79% 93% 83% 79% 72%
Moderate Days 31% 21% 7% 17% 20% 25%
Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days 1% 0% 0% 1% 1% 3%
Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Very Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Water Quality (2002-2014)
Good 22% 5% na 68% 5% 36%
Threatened 1% 14% na 0% 9% 2%
Impaired 77% 82% na 32% 86% 62%
Walkability
Walk Score® 38 46 80 25 83 45
Nearest Large City
Distance to Nearest City 0 miles 42 miles 55 miles 96 miles 30 miles 72 miles
City Reno Oakland Seattle Glendale San Francisco na
Recreation
National Parks 0 13 8 6 15 7
National Campgrounds 103 13 41 35 3 26
State Parks 6 18 18 4 63 11
Medical Care (2016)
Accredited Hospitals 7 3 2 3 3 4
Building Permits (single family homes)
2016 1,059 122 85 339 16 346
2015 1,056 98 33 278 17 324
Gain ('15 to '16) 0% 24% 158% 22% -6% 6%
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Population Distribution (2010)
Median Age (yrs) 35 37 53 54 43 37
White 74.2% 75.1% 92.4% 92.1% 75.8% 80.7%
Black or African American 2.9% 0.6% 0.5% 0.7% 0.7% 7.2%
Native American Indian and Alaska Native 1.3% 0.8% 1.1% 1.1% 0.6% 0.8%
Asian 6.3% 2.3% 1.7% 1.2% 4.3% 3.6%
Native Hawaiian 0.7% 0.2% 0.3% 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Other Race 10.5% 17.2% 0.8% 2.4% 15.1% 4.4%
Multiple Races 4.2% 3.7% 3.1% 2.3% 3.4% 3.0%
Hispanic or Latino 24.3% 37.6% 3.3% 8.6% 31.5% 11.6%
Income and Housing (2010)
Family Income $59,794 $73,392 $63,765 $60,414 $114,107 $69,596
Occupied Housing 89% 93% 88% 84% 94% 83%
Vacant Housing 11% 7% 12% 16% 6% 17%
Home Ownership 48% 57% 62% 66% 71% 55%
Persons Per Family 3.10 3.30 2.60 2.60 3.20 2.90
Taxes (2016)
Local and State 8.0% 8.3% 8.9% 8.3% 8.3% 6.8%
Local, State and Federal 112 days 121 days 118 days 106 days 121 days 113 days
Climate - Average Temperatures (1971-2000)
Climate Type Temperate & Dry Temperate & Dry Temperate & Dry Temperate & Dry Temperate & Dry na
January Low Temp 22 F 39 F 38 F 23 F 43 F 27 F
July High Temp 91 F 83 F 70 F 88 F 65 F 86 F
Annual Precipitation 8 in 27 in 19 in 19 in 28 in 35 in
Elevation 4,410 ft 35 ft 100 ft 5,205 ft 16 ft 1,652 ft
Natural Hazard Risk
Total Hazard Risk Moderate Higher Higher Moderate Higher Moderate
Earthquake 70% 90% 45% 5% 80% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk Risk No Risk Risk No Risk
Hurricane 0 0 0 0 0 10
Flood High Very High Very High Very High Very High Very High
Tornado Very Low Very Low Very Low Low Very Low Low
Volcano No Risk Low Ash Fall Low Ash Fall No Risk Low Ash Fall No Risk
Wildfire High High Low High Low Low
Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear)
Nearby Reactors 0 0 0 3 0 2
Crimes per 10,000 Population - Annual Avg (2001-2016)
Violent Crimes 63 36 25 36 16 40
Property Crimes 414 243 386 359 190 403
Home Energy Use - Annual Avg (1971-2000)
Heating Degree Days 5,600 2,689 5,124 4,849 3,754 4,662
Cooling Degree Days 493 529 40 742 11 1,253
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