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Climate Comparison - Warm & Humid
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City Type
City Type Lakes & Rivers, College Town Lakes & Rivers, College Town, Texas Hill Country College Town, Lakes & Rivers College Town, Lakes & Rivers, State Capital College Town, Lakes & Rivers na
Population (2013 est.)
Population (Current) 100,223 54,076 119,980 133,358 127,488 74,624
Population (1990) 75,450 28,743 na 98,052 84,770 48,635
Land Area (sq mi) 54 30 116 132 61 36
Persons Per Square Mile 1,856 1,803 1,034 1,010 2,090 2,065
Home Prices
2016 $197,256 $223,979 $184,605 $166,635 $183,379 $374,000
Total Appreciation ('01 to '16) 68.1% 83.9% 30.6% 20.0% 60.1% 55.0%
Annual Appreciation ('15 to '16) -1.4% 9.0% 3.2% 3.2% 5.3% 4.0%
Avg Annual Appreciation ('01 to '16) 3.8% 4.4% 1.9% 1.2% 3.2% 3.0%
Big City Prices ('16) $231,000 $288,000 $183,000 $206,000 $214,000 $291,000
Bargain Index 69% 63% 82% 65% 69% 104%
Big City Dallas Austin Atlanta Charlotte Jacksonville na
Monthly Rent $1,181 $1,629 $1,097 $1,145 $1,279 $1,471
Price/Rent Index 11.2 9.2 11.3 9.8 9.6 17.1
Cost of Living (2016)
Cost of Living 81% 94% 78% 75% 83% 110%
Air Quality - Annual Avg (2001-2015)
Good Days 86% 79% 60% 47% 86% 71%
Moderate Days 12% 20% 38% 48% 13% 25%
Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days 2% 1% 2% 4% 1% 3%
Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Very Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Water Quality (2002-2014)
Good 71% 89% 30% 45% 14% 36%
Threatened 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2%
Impaired 29% 11% 70% 55% 86% 62%
Walkability
Walk Score® 35 38 43 36 34 45
Nearest Large City
Distance to Nearest City 98 miles 30 miles 70 miles 93 miles 72 miles 72 miles
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Recreation
National Parks 0 2 6 5 6 7
National Campgrounds 27 11 68 21 11 26
State Parks 8 10 14 7 15 11
Medical Care (2016)
Accredited Hospitals 7 2 4 11 4 4
Building Permits (single family homes)
2015 279 277 89 220 71 324
2014 268 243 116 204 67 312
Gain ('14 to '15) 4% 14% -23% 8% 6% 3%
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Population Distribution (2010)
Median Age (yrs) 33 23 26 28 25 37
White 60.5% 78.5% 61.8% 51.7% 64.9% 80.7%
Black or African American 24.8% 5.5% 26.6% 42.2% 23.0% 7.2%
Native American Indian and Alaska Native 0.5% 0.9% 0.2% 0.3% 0.3% 0.8%
Asian 1.9% 1.6% 4.2% 2.2% 6.9% 3.6%
Native Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Other Race 10.3% 10.4% 5.0% 1.5% 1.9% 4.4%
Multiple Races 2.0% 3.1% 2.2% 2.0% 2.9% 3.0%
Hispanic or Latino 21.2% 37.8% 10.5% 4.3% 10.0% 11.6%
Income and Housing (2010)
Family Income $54,547 $50,443 $51,397 $55,220 $50,495 $69,596
Occupied Housing 91% 94% 89% 87% 89% 83%
Vacant Housing 9% 6% 11% 13% 11% 17%
Home Ownership 53% 26% 42% 47% 38% 55%
Persons Per Family 3.10 3.00 3.00 2.90 2.80 2.90
Taxes (2016)
Local and State 8.2% 8.2% 7.0% 7.2% 6.8% 6.8%
Local, State and Federal 108 days 108 days 108 days 102 days 111 days 113 days
Climate - Average Temperatures (1971-2000)
Climate Type Warm & Humid Warm & Humid Warm & Humid Warm & Humid Warm & Humid na
January Low Temp 38 F 39 F 33 F 37 F 44 F 27 F
July High Temp 94 F 95 F 90 F 95 F 91 F 86 F
Annual Precipitation 45 in 37 in 48 in 47 in 49 in 35 in
Elevation 550 ft 612 ft 800 ft 242 ft 96 ft 1,652 ft
Natural Hazard Risk
Total Hazard Risk Lower Moderate Lower Higher Moderate Moderate
Earthquake .2% 0% .3% 1% .1% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 0 20-40 20-40 20-40 40-60 10
Flood Very High Very High Low High High Very High
Tornado Moderate Low Low Low Moderate Low
Volcano No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk
Wildfire Low High Low High Low Low
Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear)
Nearby Reactors 0 0 3 0 1 2
Crimes per 10,000 Population - Annual Avg (2001-2015)
Violent Crimes 60 34 39 103 83 40
Property Crimes 501 334 482 634 465 408
Home Energy Use - Annual Avg (1971-2000)
Heating Degree Days 1,958 1,629 2,861 2,044 1,148 4,662
Cooling Degree Days 2,521 2,913 1,785 2,475 2,748 1,253
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