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COMPARE CITIES FOR New York


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

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.

  




New York Cities
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City Type
City Type Lakes & Rivers, Mountains Lakes & Rivers, Mountains East Coast na
Population (2013 est.)
Population (Current) 23,731 2,471 3,149 74,624
Population (1990) 23,095 2,485 na 48,635
Land Area (sq mi) 7 1 6 36
Persons Per Square Mile 3,390 1,765 525 2,065
Home Prices
2016 $159,065 $424,245 $1,314,044 $374,000
Total Appreciation ('01 to '16) 62.0% 134.7% 84.5% 55.0%
Annual Appreciation ('15 to '16) 2.7% 22.6% 5.1% 4.0%
Avg Annual Appreciation ('01 to '16) 3.3% 5.9% 4.2% 3.0%
Big City Prices ('16) $382,000 $203,000 $382,000 $291,000
Bargain Index 34% 169% 278% 104%
Big City NYC-North. NJ Albany NYC-North. NJ na
Monthly Rent $1,588 $1,098 $2,267 $1,471
Price/Rent Index 6.7 25.9 38.9 17.1
Cost of Living (2016)
Cost of Living 93% 113% 241% 110%
Air Quality - Annual Avg (2001-2015)
Good Days 92% 87% 77% 71%
Moderate Days 7% 11% 19% 25%
Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days 1% 2% 3% 3%
Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 1% 0%
Very Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 0% 0%
Water Quality (2002-2014)
Good 13% 61% 50% 36%
Threatened 0% 0% 1% 2%
Impaired 87% 39% 49% 62%
Walkability
Walk Score® 55 52 58 45
Nearest Large City
Distance to Nearest City 99 miles 112 miles 92 miles 72 miles
City NYC-North. NJ Montreal NYC-North. NJ na
Recreation
National Parks 27 3 26 7
National Campgrounds 7 0 2 26
State Parks 23 4 14 11
Medical Care (2016)
Accredited Hospitals 3 0 1 4
Building Permits (single family homes)
2016 148 3 202 346
2015 148 5 245 324
Gain ('15 to '16) 0% -40% -18% 6%
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Population Distribution (2010)
Median Age (yrs) 39 42 50 37
White 73.2% 95.8% 81.8% 80.7%
Black or African American 14.6% 0.9% 9.9% 7.2%
Native American Indian and Alaska Native 0.5% 0.3% 0.6% 0.8%
Asian 1.8% 1.8% 1.8% 3.6%
Native Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2% 0.2%
Other Race 4.9% 0.3% 4.0% 4.4%
Multiple Races 5.0% 0.8% 1.7% 3.0%
Hispanic or Latino 13.4% 1.3% 16.2% 11.6%
Income and Housing (2010)
Family Income $60,948 $49,830 $97,813 $69,596
Occupied Housing 92% 68% 38% 83%
Vacant Housing 8% 32% 62% 17%
Home Ownership 47% 44% 69% 55%
Persons Per Family 3.00 2.80 2.90 2.90
Taxes (2016)
Local and State 8.5% 8.5% 8.5% 6.8%
Local, State and Federal 132 days 132 days 132 days 113 days
Climate - Average Temperatures (1971-2000)
Climate Type Cool & Wet Cool & Wet Cool & Wet Temperate & Humid
January Low Temp 17 F 5 F 23 F 27 F
July High Temp 81 F 78 F 81 F 86 F
Annual Precipitation 51 in 40 in 48 in 35 in
Elevation 1,245 ft 1,940 ft 60 ft 1,652 ft
Natural Hazard Risk
Total Hazard Risk Moderate Lower Lower Moderate
Earthquake .3% 1.5% .1% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 20-40 0 20-40 10
Flood Very High Very High Very High Very High
Tornado Low Very Low Low Low
Volcano No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk
Wildfire Low Low Low Low
Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear)
Nearby Reactors 2 0 4 2
Crimes per 10,000 Population - Annual Avg (2001-2015)
Violent Crimes 36 11 11 40
Property Crimes 327 232 265 408
Home Energy Use - Annual Avg (1971-2000)
Heating Degree Days 6,377 8,547 5,538 4,662
Cooling Degree Days 546 136 563 1,253
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