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COMPARE CITIES FOR Tennessee


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

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.

  




Tennessee Cities
blank Gatlinburg Clarksville Oak Ridge 99-City Avg
City Type
City Type Mountains, National Parks College Town, Lakes & Rivers Mountains, Lakes & Rivers na
Population (2013 est.)
Population (Current) 4,097 142,357 29,419 74,624
Population (1990) 3,417 75,494 27,310 48,635
Land Area (sq mi) 10 98 85 36
Persons Per Square Mile 410 1,453 346 2,065
Home Prices
2016 $164,452 $167,966 $140,423 $374,000
Total Appreciation ('01 to '16) -2.2% 65.6% 11.5% 55.0%
Annual Appreciation ('15 to '16) 19.9% 4.3% 1.0% 4.0%
Avg Annual Appreciation ('01 to '16) -0.2% 3.7% 0.8% 3.0%
Big City Prices ('16) $166,000 $231,000 $166,000 $291,000
Bargain Index 80% 59% 68% 104%
Big City Knoxville Nashville Knoxville na
Monthly Rent $884 $1,131 $972 $1,471
Price/Rent Index 12.5 10.0 9.7 17.1
Cost of Living (2016)
Cost of Living 68% 74% 67% 110%
Air Quality - Annual Avg (2001-2015)
Good Days 72% 67% 82% 71%
Moderate Days 24% 30% 15% 25%
Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days 4% 3% 3% 3%
Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 0% 0%
Very Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 0% 0%
Water Quality (2002-2014)
Good 87% 66% 22% 36%
Threatened 0% 0% 0% 2%
Impaired 13% 35% 78% 62%
Walkability
Walk Score® 59 17 17 45
Nearest Large City
Distance to Nearest City 221 miles 47 miles 23 miles 72 miles
City Nashville Nashville Knoxville na
Recreation
National Parks 10 5 8 7
National Campgrounds 60 45 57 26
State Parks 2 12 7 11
Medical Care (2016)
Accredited Hospitals 0 3 1 4
Building Permits (single family homes)
2015 6 688 32 324
2014 6 850 14 312
Gain ('14 to '15) 0% -19% 129% 3%
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Population Distribution (2010)
Median Age (yrs) 45 29 44 37
White 85.3% 65.6% 83.9% 80.7%
Black or African American 0.6% 23.3% 8.1% 7.2%
Native American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4% 0.6% 0.4% 0.8%
Asian 2.8% 2.3% 2.5% 3.6%
Native Hawaiian 0.0% 0.5% 0.0% 0.2%
Other Race 8.9% 2.8% 2.0% 4.4%
Multiple Races 1.9% 5.1% 3.0% 3.0%
Hispanic or Latino 15.0% 9.3% 4.6% 11.6%
Income and Housing (2010)
Family Income $51,667 $52,708 $69,333 $69,596
Occupied Housing 29% 90% 88% 83%
Vacant Housing 71% 10% 12% 17%
Home Ownership 57% 56% 64% 55%
Persons Per Family 2.80 3.10 2.90 2.90
Taxes (2016)
Local and State 9.5% 9.5% 9.5% 6.8%
Local, State and Federal 97 days 97 days 97 days 113 days
Climate - Average Temperatures (1971-2000)
Climate Type Temperate & Humid Temperate & Humid Temperate & Humid Temperate & Humid
January Low Temp 25 F 25 F 27 F 27 F
July High Temp 85 F 90 F 88 F 86 F
Annual Precipitation 57 in 55 in 55 in 35 in
Elevation 1,454 ft 382 ft 905 ft 1,652 ft
Natural Hazard Risk
Total Hazard Risk Moderate Lower Lower Moderate
Earthquake 1.5% 1% 1.5% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 0 0 0 10
Flood Very High Very High Very High Very High
Tornado Low Low Low Low
Volcano No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk
Wildfire High Low Low Low
Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear)
Nearby Reactors 6 0 1 2
Crimes per 10,000 Population - Annual Avg (2001-2015)
Violent Crimes 67 67 50 40
Property Crimes 938 373 535 408
Home Energy Use - Annual Avg (1971-2000)
Heating Degree Days 4,362 4,058 3,993 4,662
Cooling Degree Days 797 1,512 1,301 1,253
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