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COMPARE CITIES FOR Colorado


Compare city quality of life facts and figures for some of the best places to retire in Colorado.

Compare home prices, cost of living, air quality, medical care, water quality, demographics and more. Use the drop down box to make another state comparison.

  




Colorado Cities
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City Type
City Type College Town, Mountains Mountains, Lakes & Rivers, College Town Mountains, Lakes & Rivers, College Town Mountains College Town, Mountains Mountains, Lakes & Rivers na
Population (2013 est.)
Population (Current) 103,166 152,061 17,557 6,728 439,886 5,311 74,624
Population (1990) 83,312 87,758 12,430 5,049 281,140 3,659 48,635
Land Area (sq mi) 25 54 10 4 195 5 36
Persons Per Square Mile 4,127 2,816 1,756 1,682 2,256 1,062 2,065
Home Prices
2016 $739,067 $375,984 $417,838 $822,740 $265,568 $894,750 $374,000
Total Appreciation ('01 to '16) 119.3% 72.3% 62.1% -21.8% 36.3% 8.0% 55.0%
Annual Appreciation ('15 to '16) 18.8% 11.7% 5.0% -47.4% 7.0% -4.9% 4.0%
Avg Annual Appreciation ('01 to '16) 5.4% 3.7% 3.5% -1.9% 2.1% 0.7% 3.0%
Big City Prices ('16) $382,000 $382,000 $189,000 $258,000 $382,000 $382,000 $291,000
Bargain Index 157% 80% 179% 258% 56% 190% 104%
Big City Denver Denver Albuquerque Colorado Springs Denver Denver na
Monthly Rent $2,158 $1,507 $1,606 $2,252 $1,409 $1,753 $1,471
Price/Rent Index 23.0 16.8 17.5 24.5 12.7 34.3 17.1
Cost of Living (2016)
Cost of Living 168% 111% 118% 179% 96% 176% 110%
Air Quality - Annual Avg (2001-2015)
Good Days 77% 69% 81% 89% 79% 97% 71%
Moderate Days 21% 28% 18% 10% 21% 3% 25%
Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days 2% 3% 0% 0% 1% 0% 3%
Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Very Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Water Quality (2002-2014)
Good 65% 44% 51% 84% 67% 93% 36%
Threatened 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2%
Impaired 35% 56% 49% 16% 33% 7% 62%
Walkability
Walk Score® 58 36 37 84 35 48 45
Nearest Large City
Distance to Nearest City 29 miles 64 miles 215 miles 154 miles 0 miles 97 miles 72 miles
City Denver Denver Albuquerque Colorado Springs Colorado Springs Denver na
Recreation
National Parks 2 2 5 4 4 5 7
National Campgrounds 70 39 16 78 59 84 26
State Parks 7 5 2 6 6 1 11
Medical Care (2016)
Accredited Hospitals 4 3 2 1 8 1 4
Building Permits (single family homes)
2015 127 512 89 27 2,939 15 324
2014 104 745 88 24 2,594 18 312
Gain ('14 to '15) 22% -31% 1% 13% 13% -17% 3%
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Population Distribution (2010)
Median Age (yrs) 29 30 31 41 35 35 37
White 88.0% 89.0% 85.1% 93.9% 78.8% 93.4% 80.7%
Black or African American 0.9% 1.2% 0.6% 0.8% 6.3% 4.6% 7.2%
Native American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4% 0.6% 6.3% 0.3% 1.0% 0.5% 0.8%
Asian 4.7% 2.9% 0.8% 1.5% 3.0% 1.7% 3.6%
Native Hawaiian 0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 0.1% 0.3% 0.0% 0.2%
Other Race 3.2% 3.0% 4.1% 2.0% 5.5% 2.7% 4.4%
Multiple Races 2.6% 3.1% 3.0% 1.6% 5.1% 1.1% 3.0%
Hispanic or Latino 8.7% 10.1% 12.3% 7.5% 16.1% 7.4% 11.6%
Income and Housing (2010)
Family Income $92,930 $73,687 $72,560 $134,732 $66,938 $96,429 $69,596
Occupied Housing 95% 96% 89% 59% 93% 36% 83%
Vacant Housing 5% 4% 11% 41% 7% 64% 17%
Home Ownership 48% 55% 48% 53% 60% 49% 55%
Persons Per Family 2.80 3.00 2.80 2.70 3.00 2.60 2.90
Taxes (2016)
Local and State 7.5% 7.5% 7.5% 7.5% 7.5% 7.5% 6.8%
Local, State and Federal 115 days 115 days 115 days 115 days 115 days 115 days 113 days
Climate - Average Temperatures (1971-2000)
Climate Type Cool & Dry Cool & Dry Cool & Dry Cool & Dry Cool & Dry Cool & Dry Temperate & Humid
January Low Temp 19 F 15 F 12 F 7 F 14 F 2 F 27 F
July High Temp 87 F 86 F 85 F 77 F 81 F 75 F 86 F
Annual Precipitation 20 in 16 in 19 in 23 in 22 in 20 in 35 in
Elevation 5,484 ft 5,004 ft 6,600 ft 8,163 ft 7,078 ft 8,270 ft 1,652 ft
Natural Hazard Risk
Total Hazard Risk Lower Lower Lower Lower Moderate Lower Moderate
Earthquake .4% .4% 1% 1% .5% .5% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
Flood Low Very High Moderate Low Very High No Risk Very High
Tornado Very Low Very Low Very Low Very Low Low Very Low Low
Volcano No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk
Wildfire High High High High High High Low
Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear)
Nearby Reactors 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Crimes per 10,000 Population - Annual Avg (2001-2015)
Violent Crimes 23 31 47 28 48 29 40
Property Crimes 319 328 511 577 443 824 408
Home Energy Use - Annual Avg (1971-2000)
Heating Degree Days 5,687 6,238 6,778 8,835 7,464 10,646 4,662
Cooling Degree Days 552 497 238 35 182 0 1,253
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