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Climate Comparison - Temperate & Dry
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City Type
City Type Lakes & Rivers, Wine Country Mountains, Lakes & Rivers, College Town, Casinos West Coast, Mountains, National Parks Mountains, Lakes & Rivers, College Town, National Parks West Coast, Mountains, Wine Country na
Population (2013 est.)
Population (Current) 79,068 233,294 9,210 40,590 12,013 74,624
Population (1990) 61,842 133,850 7,001 26,455 8,886 48,635
Land Area (sq mi) 18 103 7 41 6 36
Persons Per Square Mile 4,393 2,265 1,316 990 2,002 2,065
Home Prices
2017 $692,548 $365,641 $307,904 $346,361 $965,106 $425,000
Total Appreciation ('01 to '17) 93.6% 20.9% -4.0% 145.4% 44.8% 68.0%
Annual Appreciation ('16 to '17) 11.2% 7.5% -6.3% 8.3% -8.5% 6.0%
Avg Annual Appreciation ('01 to '17) 4.2% 1.2% -0.3% 5.8% 2.4% 3.5%
Big City Prices ('17) $950,000 $340,000 $475,000 $247,000 $950,000 $319,000
Bargain Index 59% 87% 52% 113% 82% 103%
Big City San Francisco Bay area Sacramento Seattle Phoenix-Mesa San Francisco Bay area na
Monthly Rent $2,286 $1,421 $1,353 $1,271 $4,070 $1,495
Price/Rent Index 20.3 17.3 15.3 18.3 15.9 18.2
Cost of Living (2017)
Cost of Living 160% 103% 97% 96% 228% 109%
Air Quality - Annual Avg (2001-2016)
Good Days 79% 68% 93% 83% 79% 72%
Moderate Days 21% 31% 7% 17% 20% 25%
Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days 0% 1% 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 5% 22% na 68% 5% 36%
Threatened 14% 1% na 0% 9% 2%
Impaired 82% 77% na 32% 86% 62%
Walkability
Walk Score® 45 37 79 24 84 45
Nearest Large City
Distance to Nearest City 42 miles 0 miles 55 miles 96 miles 30 miles 72 miles
City Oakland Reno Seattle Glendale San Francisco na
Recreation
National Parks 13 0 8 6 15 7
National Campgrounds 13 103 41 35 3 26
State Parks 18 6 18 4 63 11
Medical Care (2016)
Accredited Hospitals 3 7 2 3 3 4
Building Permits (single family homes)
2016 122 1,059 85 339 16 346
2015 98 1,056 33 278 17 324
Gain ('15 to '16) 24% 0% 158% 22% -6% 6%
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Population Distribution (2010)
Median Age (yrs) 37 35 53 54 43 37
White 75.1% 74.2% 92.4% 92.1% 75.8% 80.7%
Black or African American 0.6% 2.9% 0.5% 0.7% 0.7% 7.2%
Native American Indian and Alaska Native 0.8% 1.3% 1.1% 1.1% 0.6% 0.8%
Asian 2.3% 6.3% 1.7% 1.2% 4.3% 3.6%
Native Hawaiian 0.2% 0.7% 0.3% 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Other Race 17.2% 10.5% 0.8% 2.4% 15.1% 4.4%
Multiple Races 3.7% 4.2% 3.1% 2.3% 3.4% 3.0%
Hispanic or Latino 37.6% 24.3% 3.3% 8.6% 31.5% 11.6%
Income and Housing (2010)
Family Income $73,392 $59,794 $63,765 $60,414 $114,107 $69,596
Occupied Housing 93% 89% 88% 84% 94% 83%
Vacant Housing 7% 11% 12% 16% 6% 17%
Home Ownership 57% 48% 62% 66% 71% 55%
Persons Per Family 3.30 3.10 2.60 2.60 3.20 2.90
Taxes (2016)
Local and State 8.3% 8.0% 8.9% 8.3% 8.3% 6.8%
Local, State and Federal 121 days 112 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 39 F 22 F 38 F 23 F 43 F 27 F
July High Temp 83 F 91 F 70 F 88 F 65 F 86 F
Annual Precipitation 27 in 8 in 19 in 19 in 28 in 35 in
Elevation 35 ft 4,410 ft 100 ft 5,205 ft 16 ft 1,652 ft
Natural Hazard Risk
Total Hazard Risk Higher Moderate Higher Moderate Higher Moderate
Earthquake 90% 70% 45% 5% 80% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk 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 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 36 63 25 36 16 40
Property Crimes 243 414 386 359 190 403
Home Energy Use - Annual Avg (1971-2000)
Heating Degree Days 2,689 5,600 5,124 4,849 3,754 4,662
Cooling Degree Days 529 493 40 742 11 1,253
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