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COMPARE CITIES FOR Virginia


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

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.

  




Virginia Cities
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City Type
City Type Lakes & Rivers, College Town, National Parks Lakes & Rivers, Mountains, College Town, National Parks na
Population (2016 est.)
Population (Current) 15,214 80,212 78,040
Population (1990) 11,530 66,049 49,272
Land Area (sq mi) 9 49 36
Persons Per Square Mile 1,690 1,637 2,151
Home Prices
2017 $336,483 $169,594 $425,000
Total Appreciation ('01 to '17) 53.4% 22.6% 68.0%
Annual Appreciation ('16 to '17) 5.5% 5.9% 6.0%
Avg Annual Appreciation ('01 to '17) 2.7% 1.5% 3.5%
Big City Prices ('17) $240,000 $254,000 $319,000
Bargain Index 113% 54% 103%
Big City Virginia Beach-Norfolk Richmond na
Monthly Rent $1,533 $1,079 $1,495
Price/Rent Index 14.7 10.6 18.2
Cost of Living (2017)
Cost of Living 103% 75% 109%
Air Quality - Annual Avg (2001-2016)
Good Days 77% 71% 72%
Moderate Days 21% 29% 25%
Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days 1% 0% 3%
Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 0%
Very Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 0%
Water Quality (2002-2014)
Good 1% 62% 36%
Threatened 9% 0% 2%
Impaired 90% 38% 62%
Walkability
Walk Score® 86 29 45
Nearest Large City
Distance to Nearest City 47 miles 115 miles 72 miles
City Norfolk Richmond na
Recreation
National Parks 13 6 7
National Campgrounds 1 20 26
State Parks 3 2 11
Medical Care (2016)
Accredited Hospitals 4 2 4
Building Permits (single family homes)
2016 49 60 346
2015 20 77 324
Gain ('15 to '16) 145% -22% 6%
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Population Distribution (2010)
Median Age (yrs) 24 30 37
White 74.0% 64.4% 80.7%
Black or African American 14.0% 29.3% 7.2%
Native American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3% 0.3% 0.8%
Asian 5.7% 2.5% 3.6%
Native Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other Race 2.5% 1.3% 4.4%
Multiple Races 3.5% 2.2% 3.0%
Hispanic or Latino 6.7% 3.0% 11.6%
Income and Housing (2010)
Family Income $71,190 $50,196 $69,596
Occupied Housing 88% 89% 83%
Vacant Housing 12% 11% 17%
Home Ownership 44% 53% 55%
Persons Per Family 2.70 2.90 2.90
Taxes (2016)
Local and State 5.6% 5.6% 6.8%
Local, State and Federal 113 days 113 days 113 days
Climate - Average Temperatures (1971-2000)
Climate Type Temperate & Humid Temperate & Humid Temperate & Humid
January Low Temp 28 F 25 F 27 F
July High Temp 89 F 86 F 86 F
Annual Precipitation 49 in 43 in 35 in
Elevation 70 ft 940 ft 1,652 ft
Natural Hazard Risk
Total Hazard Risk Lower Higher Moderate
Earthquake .1% .3% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 20-40 20-40 10
Flood High Very High Very High
Tornado Low Low Low
Volcano No Risk No Risk No Risk
Wildfire Low High Low
Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear)
Nearby Reactors 6 2 2
Crimes per 10,000 Population - Annual Avg (2001-2016)
Violent Crimes 19 42 40
Property Crimes 195 319 403
Home Energy Use - Annual Avg (1971-2000)
Heating Degree Days 3,629 4,354 4,662
Cooling Degree Days 1,364 1,075 1,253
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