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COMPARE CITIES FOR Utah


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

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.

  




Utah Cities
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City Type
City Type College Town, Lakes & Rivers, Mountains Mountains, Lakes & Rivers, College Town, National Parks Mountains na
Population (2013 est.)
Population (Current) 116,288 76,817 7,962 74,624
Population (1990) 86,835 28,502 4,468 48,635
Land Area (sq mi) 42 70 18 36
Persons Per Square Mile 2,769 1,097 442 2,065
Home Prices
2016 $257,916 $250,084 $741,354 $374,000
Total Appreciation ('01 to '16) 79.2% 90.7% 195.7% 55.0%
Annual Appreciation ('15 to '16) 8.8% -4.4% 14.4% 4.0%
Avg Annual Appreciation ('01 to '16) 4.0% 4.4% 7.5% 3.0%
Big City Prices ('16) $282,000 $236,000 $282,000 $291,000
Bargain Index 74% 86% 213% 104%
Big City Salt Lake City Las Vegas Salt Lake City na
Monthly Rent $1,202 $1,214 $1,676 $1,471
Price/Rent Index 14.4 13.8 29.7 17.1
Cost of Living (2016)
Cost of Living 90% 89% 156% 110%
Air Quality - Annual Avg (2001-2015)
Good Days 59% 82% 53% 71%
Moderate Days 36% 17% 39% 25%
Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days 4% 0% 7% 3%
Unhealthy Days 1% 0% 2% 0%
Very Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 0% 0%
Water Quality (2002-2014)
Good 75% 54% 47% 36%
Threatened 0% 0% 0% 2%
Impaired 26% 46% 54% 62%
Walkability
Walk Score® 47 29 62 45
Nearest Large City
Distance to Nearest City 44 miles 120 miles 32 miles 72 miles
City Salt Lake City Las Vegas Salt Lake City na
Recreation
National Parks 2 5 3 7
National Campgrounds 85 20 74 26
State Parks 9 4 10 11
Medical Care (2016)
Accredited Hospitals 7 1 1 4
Building Permits (single family homes)
2015 104 736 57 324
2014 128 753 56 312
Gain ('14 to '15) -19% -2% 2% 3%
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Population Distribution (2010)
Median Age (yrs) 23 33 37 37
White 84.8% 87.2% 81.0% 80.7%
Black or African American 0.7% 0.7% 0.6% 7.2%
Native American Indian and Alaska Native 0.8% 1.5% 0.3% 0.8%
Asian 2.5% 0.8% 2.1% 3.6%
Native Hawaiian 1.1% 1.0% 0.3% 0.2%
Other Race 6.6% 6.1% 13.5% 4.4%
Multiple Races 3.4% 2.6% 2.3% 3.0%
Hispanic or Latino 15.2% 12.8% 24.1% 11.6%
Income and Housing (2010)
Family Income $42,840 $53,861 $80,378 $69,596
Occupied Housing 95% 80% 31% 83%
Vacant Housing 5% 20% 70% 17%
Home Ownership 42% 65% 62% 55%
Persons Per Family 3.40 3.30 3.00 2.90
Taxes (2016)
Local and State 6.8% 6.8% 6.8% 6.8%
Local, State and Federal 112 days 112 days 112 days 113 days
Climate - Average Temperatures (1971-2000)
Climate Type Warm & Dry Warm & Dry Cool & Wet Temperate & Humid
January Low Temp 23 F 29 F 10 F 27 F
July High Temp 93 F 103 F 72 F 86 F
Annual Precipitation 20 in 9 in 44 in 35 in
Elevation 4,570 ft 2,770 ft 8,740 ft 1,652 ft
Natural Hazard Risk
Total Hazard Risk Moderate Higher Moderate Moderate
Earthquake 25% 10% 30% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 0 0 0 10
Flood High Low High Very High
Tornado Very Low Very Low Very Low Low
Volcano No Risk Low Volcanic No Risk No Risk
Wildfire High High High Low
Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear)
Nearby Reactors 0 0 0 2
Crimes per 10,000 Population - Annual Avg (2001-2015)
Violent Crimes 14 20 22 40
Property Crimes 271 244 615 408
Home Energy Use - Annual Avg (1971-2000)
Heating Degree Days 5,264 3,098 10,318 4,662
Cooling Degree Days 1,028 2,471 13 1,253
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