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COMPARE CITIES FOR Georgia


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

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.

  




Georgia Cities
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City Type
City Type Lakes & Rivers, College Town College Town, Wine Country Lakes & Rivers na
Population (2016 est.)
Population (Current) 123,371 56,474 37,912 78,040
Population (1990) na 39,806 12,497 49,272
Land Area (sq mi) 116 36 18 36
Persons Per Square Mile 1,064 1,569 2,106 2,151
Home Prices
2017 $191,141 $144,578 $213,301 $425,000
Total Appreciation ('01 to '17) 35.2% -1.4% 40.5% 68.0%
Annual Appreciation ('16 to '17) 3.5% 4.4% 6.0% 6.0%
Avg Annual Appreciation ('01 to '17) 2.0% -0.1% 2.2% 3.5%
Big City Prices ('17) $205,000 $215,000 $205,000 $319,000
Bargain Index 75% 54% 84% 103%
Big City Atlanta Tallahassee Atlanta na
Monthly Rent $1,054 $994 $1,344 $1,495
Price/Rent Index 12.2 9.8 10.7 18.2
Cost of Living (2017)
Cost of Living 75% 69% 84% 109%
Air Quality - Annual Avg (2001-2016)
Good Days 61% 58% 67% 72%
Moderate Days 37% 42% 31% 25%
Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days 2% 1% 2% 3%
Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 0% 0%
Very Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 0% 0%
Water Quality (2002-2014)
Good 30% 10% 59% 36%
Threatened 0% 0% 0% 2%
Impaired 70% 90% 41% 62%
Walkability
Walk Score® 26 30 24 45
Nearest Large City
Distance to Nearest City 70 miles 123 miles 38 miles 72 miles
City Atlanta Jacksonville Atlanta na
Recreation
National Parks 6 1 12 7
National Campgrounds 68 2 25 26
State Parks 14 8 3 11
Medical Care (2016)
Accredited Hospitals 4 2 3 4
Building Permits (single family homes)
2016 115 424 345 346
2015 89 67 336 324
Gain ('15 to '16) 29% 533% 3% 6%
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Population Distribution (2010)
Median Age (yrs) 26 27 32 37
White 61.8% 43.3% 58.9% 80.7%
Black or African American 26.6% 51.1% 30.2% 7.2%
Native American Indian and Alaska Native 0.2% 0.3% 0.3% 0.8%
Asian 4.2% 1.7% 2.6% 3.6%
Native Hawaiian 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Other Race 5.0% 1.6% 5.1% 4.4%
Multiple Races 2.2% 1.9% 2.8% 3.0%
Hispanic or Latino 10.5% 4.0% 11.0% 11.6%
Income and Housing (2010)
Family Income $51,397 $38,080 $61,382 $69,596
Occupied Housing 89% 90% 90% 83%
Vacant Housing 11% 10% 10% 17%
Home Ownership 42% 43% 53% 55%
Persons Per Family 3.00 3.10 3.20 2.90
Taxes (2016)
Local and State 7.0% 7.0% 7.0% 6.8%
Local, State and Federal 108 days 108 days 108 days 113 days
Climate - Average Temperatures (1971-2000)
Climate Type Warm & Humid Warm & Humid Temperate & Humid Temperate & Humid
January Low Temp 33 F 38 F 31 F 27 F
July High Temp 90 F 92 F 89 F 86 F
Annual Precipitation 48 in 53 in 53 in 35 in
Elevation 800 ft 185 ft 925 ft 1,652 ft
Natural Hazard Risk
Total Hazard Risk Lower Moderate Moderate Moderate
Earthquake .3% .1% .2% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 20-40 40-60 20-40 10
Flood Low Moderate Moderate Very High
Tornado Low Moderate Moderate Low
Volcano No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk
Wildfire Low Low Low Low
Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear)
Nearby Reactors 3 2 0 2
Crimes per 10,000 Population - Annual Avg (2001-2016)
Violent Crimes 39 55 47 40
Property Crimes 473 589 397 403
Home Energy Use - Annual Avg (1971-2000)
Heating Degree Days 2,861 1,782 3,093 4,662
Cooling Degree Days 1,785 2,309 1,535 1,253
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