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Climate Comparison - Warm & Dry
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City Type
City Type Lakes & Rivers, College Town, Mountains Mountains, Lakes & Rivers, College Town, National Parks Lakes & Rivers, Mountains, College Town Mountains, Casinos Mountains, National Parks na
Population (2016 est.)
Population (Current) 116,868 82,318 101,759 292,969 10,397 78,040
Population (1990) 86,835 28,502 62,126 64,942 7,720 49,272
Land Area (sq mi) 42 70 76 108 19 36
Persons Per Square Mile 2,783 1,176 1,339 2,713 547 2,151
Home Prices
2017 $282,248 $277,611 $200,653 $320,503 $467,051 $398,000
Total Appreciation ('01 to '17) 96.1% 111.7% 83.5% 62.6% 122.3% 65.0%
Annual Appreciation ('16 to '17) 9.4% 10.8% 1.6% 5.9% 6.1% 4.0%
Avg Annual Appreciation ('01 to '17) 4.3% 4.8% 3.9% 3.1% 5.2% 3.4%
Big City Prices ('17) $332,000 $291,000 $156,000 $291,000 $272,000 $343,000
Bargain Index 69% 77% 104% 89% 139% 94%
Big City Salt Lake City Las Vegas El Paso Las Vegas Phoenix-Mesa na
Monthly Rent $1,216 $1,238 $1,095 $1,415 $1,359 $1,495
Price/Rent Index 15.6 15.1 12.3 15.2 23.1 17.9
Cost of Living (2018)
Cost of Living 87% 87% 76% 97% 108% 107%
Air Quality - Annual Avg (2001-2017)
Good Days 59% 81% 44% 37% 80% 72%
Moderate Days 37% 18% 50% 56% 19% 25%
Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days 4% 0% 5% 7% 1% 3%
Unhealthy Days 1% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0%
Very Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Water Quality (2002-2014)
Good 75% 54% 20% 49% 37% 36%
Threatened 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2%
Impaired 26% 46% 80% 51% 63% 62%
Walkability
Walk Score® 47 29 34 30 50 45
Nearest Large City
Distance to Nearest City 44 miles 120 miles 47 miles 0 miles 111 miles 72 miles
City Salt Lake City Las Vegas El Paso Henderson Glendale na
Recreation
National Parks 2 5 5 4 8 7
National Campgrounds 85 20 5 13 34 26
State Parks 9 4 4 3 6 11
Medical Care (2016)
Accredited Hospitals 7 1 6 7 0 4
Building Permits (single family homes)
2016 186 796 418 2,223 70 346
2015 104 736 372 1,696 56 324
Gain ('15 to '16) 79% 8% 12% 31% 25% 6%
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Population Distribution (2010)
Median Age (yrs) 23 33 32 40 56 37
White 84.8% 87.2% 75.3% 76.9% 90.1% 80.7%
Black or African American 0.7% 0.7% 2.4% 5.1% 0.5% 7.2%
Native American Indian and Alaska Native 0.8% 1.5% 1.7% 0.7% 0.6% 0.8%
Asian 2.5% 0.8% 1.6% 7.2% 1.9% 3.6%
Native Hawaiian 1.1% 1.0% 0.1% 0.6% 0.1% 0.2%
Other Race 6.6% 6.1% 15.3% 4.8% 5.2% 4.4%
Multiple Races 3.4% 2.6% 3.5% 4.8% 1.7% 3.0%
Hispanic or Latino 15.2% 12.8% 56.8% 14.9% 14.3% 11.6%
Income and Housing (2010)
Family Income $42,840 $53,861 $48,095 $78,435 $71,768 $69,596
Occupied Housing 95% 80% 93% 89% 78% 83%
Vacant Housing 5% 20% 7% 11% 22% 17%
Home Ownership 42% 65% 56% 66% 69% 55%
Persons Per Family 3.40 3.30 3.00 3.00 2.50 2.90
Taxes (2018)
Local and State 6.8% 6.8% 7.7% 8.1% 8.3% 6.8%
Local, State and Federal 101 days 101 days 100 days 106 days 99 days 113 days
Climate - Average Temperatures (1971-2000)
Climate Type Warm & Dry Warm & Dry Warm & Dry Warm & Dry Warm & Dry na
January Low Temp 23 F 29 F 21 F 38 F 31 F 27 F
July High Temp 93 F 103 F 95 F 99 F 97 F 86 F
Annual Precipitation 20 in 9 in 12 in 6 in 19 in 35 in
Elevation 4,570 ft 2,770 ft 4,266 ft 2,450 ft 4,220 ft 1,652 ft
Natural Hazard Risk
Total Hazard Risk Moderate Higher Lower Lower Higher Moderate
Earthquake 25% 10% 4.5% 20% 5% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 0 0 0 0 0 10
Flood High Low Moderate Very High Very High Very High
Tornado Very Low Very Low Very Low Very Low Low Low
Volcano No Risk Low Volcanic No Risk No Risk Low Volcanic No Risk
Wildfire High High High Low High Low
Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear)
Nearby Reactors 0 0 0 0 0 2
Crimes per 10,000 Population - Annual Avg (2001-2017)
Violent Crimes 14 20 44 21 20 40
Property Crimes 263 238 492 229 218 397
Home Energy Use - Annual Avg (1971-2000)
Heating Degree Days 5,264 3,098 3,818 2,557 3,243 4,662
Cooling Degree Days 1,028 2,471 1,364 2,921 1,714 1,253
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