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Climate Comparison - Temperate & Dry
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City Type
City Type West Coast, Mountains, National Parks Mountains, Lakes & Rivers, College Town, Casinos Lakes & Rivers, Wine Country Mountains, Lakes & Rivers, College Town, National Parks West Coast, Mountains, Wine Country na
Population (2013 est.)
Population (Current) 9,210 233,294 79,068 40,590 12,013 74,624
Population (1990) 7,001 133,850 61,842 26,455 8,886 48,635
Land Area (sq mi) 7 103 18 41 6 36
Persons Per Square Mile 1,316 2,265 4,393 990 2,002 2,065
Home Prices
2016 $328,763 $340,365 $622,622 $319,889 $1,054,281 $374,000
Total Appreciation ('01 to '16) 2.5% 12.6% 74.1% 126.6% 58.2% 55.0%
Annual Appreciation ('15 to '16) 14.9% 9.5% 4.0% 6.6% 2.7% 4.0%
Avg Annual Appreciation ('01 to '16) 0.2% 0.8% 3.8% 5.6% 3.1% 3.0%
Big City Prices ('16) $423,000 $324,000 $838,000 $236,000 $838,000 $291,000
Bargain Index 63% 85% 60% 110% 102% 104%
Big City Seattle Sacramento San Francisco Bay area Phoenix-Mesa San Francisco Bay area na
Monthly Rent $1,328 $1,444 $2,349 $1,307 $3,297 $1,471
Price/Rent Index 16.6 15.8 17.8 16.4 21.5 17.1
Cost of Living (2016)
Cost of Living 103% 105% 160% 98% 231% 110%
Air Quality - Annual Avg (2001-2015)
Good Days 92% 68% 79% 83% 79% 71%
Moderate Days 8% 31% 21% 17% 20% 25%
Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days 0% 1% 1% 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 na 22% 5% 68% 5% 36%
Threatened na 1% 14% 0% 9% 2%
Impaired na 77% 82% 32% 86% 62%
Walkability
Walk Score® 79 37 45 24 84 45
Nearest Large City
Distance to Nearest City 55 miles 0 miles 42 miles 96 miles 30 miles 72 miles
City Seattle Reno Oakland Glendale San Francisco na
Recreation
National Parks 8 0 13 6 15 7
National Campgrounds 41 103 13 35 3 26
State Parks 18 6 18 4 63 11
Medical Care (2016)
Accredited Hospitals 2 7 3 3 3 4
Building Permits (single family homes)
2016 85 1,059 122 339 16 346
2015 33 1,056 98 278 17 324
Gain ('15 to '16) 158% 0% 24% 22% -6% 6%
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Population Distribution (2010)
Median Age (yrs) 53 35 37 54 43 37
White 92.4% 74.2% 75.1% 92.1% 75.8% 80.7%
Black or African American 0.5% 2.9% 0.6% 0.7% 0.7% 7.2%
Native American Indian and Alaska Native 1.1% 1.3% 0.8% 1.1% 0.6% 0.8%
Asian 1.7% 6.3% 2.3% 1.2% 4.3% 3.6%
Native Hawaiian 0.3% 0.7% 0.2% 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Other Race 0.8% 10.5% 17.2% 2.4% 15.1% 4.4%
Multiple Races 3.1% 4.2% 3.7% 2.3% 3.4% 3.0%
Hispanic or Latino 3.3% 24.3% 37.6% 8.6% 31.5% 11.6%
Income and Housing (2010)
Family Income $63,765 $59,794 $73,392 $60,414 $114,107 $69,596
Occupied Housing 88% 89% 93% 84% 94% 83%
Vacant Housing 12% 11% 7% 16% 6% 17%
Home Ownership 62% 48% 57% 66% 71% 55%
Persons Per Family 2.60 3.10 3.30 2.60 3.20 2.90
Taxes (2016)
Local and State 8.9% 8.0% 8.3% 8.3% 8.3% 6.8%
Local, State and Federal 118 days 112 days 121 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 38 F 22 F 39 F 23 F 43 F 27 F
July High Temp 70 F 91 F 83 F 88 F 65 F 86 F
Annual Precipitation 19 in 8 in 27 in 19 in 28 in 35 in
Elevation 100 ft 4,410 ft 35 ft 5,205 ft 16 ft 1,652 ft
Natural Hazard Risk
Total Hazard Risk Higher Moderate Higher Moderate Higher Moderate
Earthquake 45% 70% 90% 5% 80% 10.9%
Tsunami Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk Risk No Risk
Hurricane 0 0 0 0 0 10
Flood Very High High Very High Very High Very High Very High
Tornado Very Low Very Low Very Low Low Very Low Low
Volcano Low Ash Fall No Risk Low Ash Fall No Risk Low Ash Fall No Risk
Wildfire Low High High High Low Low
Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear)
Nearby Reactors 0 0 0 3 0 2
Crimes per 10,000 Population - Annual Avg (2001-2015)
Violent Crimes 25 63 36 36 16 40
Property Crimes 390 420 246 369 190 408
Home Energy Use - Annual Avg (1971-2000)
Heating Degree Days 5,124 5,600 2,689 4,849 3,754 4,662
Cooling Degree Days 40 493 529 742 11 1,253
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