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City Type Comparison - College Town
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City Type
City Type College Town, Lakes & Rivers Lakes & Rivers, College Town Lakes & Rivers, College Town, Texas Hill Country College Town, Mountains College Town, Mountains na
Population (2013 est.)
Population (Current) 61,488 100,223 54,076 103,166 439,886 74,624
Population (1990) 40,641 75,450 28,743 83,312 281,140 48,635
Land Area (sq mi) 38 54 30 25 195 36
Persons Per Square Mile 1,618 1,856 1,803 4,127 2,256 2,065
Home Prices
2016 $185,343 $197,256 $223,979 $739,067 $265,568 $374,000
Total Appreciation ('01 to '16) -8.8% 68.1% 83.9% 119.3% 36.3% 55.0%
Annual Appreciation ('15 to '16) 12.6% -1.4% 9.0% 18.8% 7.0% 4.0%
Avg Annual Appreciation ('01 to '16) -0.7% 3.8% 4.4% 5.4% 2.1% 3.0%
Big City Prices ('16) $231,000 $231,000 $288,000 $382,000 $382,000 $291,000
Bargain Index 65% 69% 63% 157% 56% 104%
Big City Nashville Dallas Austin Denver Denver na
Monthly Rent $1,020 $1,181 $1,629 $2,158 $1,409 $1,471
Price/Rent Index 12.2 11.2 9.2 23.0 12.7 17.1
Cost of Living (2016)
Cost of Living 74% 81% 94% 168% 96% 110%
Air Quality - Annual Avg (2001-2015)
Good Days 71% 86% 79% 77% 79% 71%
Moderate Days 27% 12% 20% 21% 21% 25%
Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days 2% 2% 1% 2% 1% 3%
Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Very Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Water Quality (2002-2014)
Good 55% 71% 89% 65% 67% 36%
Threatened 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2%
Impaired 45% 29% 11% 35% 33% 62%
Walkability
Walk Score® 35 35 38 58 35 45
Nearest Large City
Distance to Nearest City 66 miles 98 miles 30 miles 29 miles 0 miles 72 miles
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Recreation
National Parks 7 0 2 2 4 7
National Campgrounds 51 27 11 70 59 26
State Parks 5 8 10 7 6 11
Medical Care (2016)
Accredited Hospitals 4 7 2 4 8 4
Building Permits (single family homes)
2015 195 279 277 127 2,939 324
2014 127 268 243 104 2,594 312
Gain ('14 to '15) 54% 4% 14% 22% 13% 3%
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Population Distribution (2010)
Median Age (yrs) 28 33 23 29 35 37
White 75.8% 60.5% 78.5% 88.0% 78.8% 80.7%
Black or African American 13.9% 24.8% 5.5% 0.9% 6.3% 7.2%
Native American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3% 0.5% 0.9% 0.4% 1.0% 0.8%
Asian 4.2% 1.9% 1.6% 4.7% 3.0% 3.6%
Native Hawaiian 0.2% 0.0% 0.1% 0.1% 0.3% 0.2%
Other Race 3.0% 10.3% 10.4% 3.2% 5.5% 4.4%
Multiple Races 2.7% 2.0% 3.1% 2.6% 5.1% 3.0%
Hispanic or Latino 6.5% 21.2% 37.8% 8.7% 16.1% 11.6%
Income and Housing (2010)
Family Income $45,287 $54,547 $50,443 $92,930 $66,938 $69,596
Occupied Housing 92% 91% 94% 95% 93% 83%
Vacant Housing 8% 9% 6% 5% 7% 17%
Home Ownership 41% 53% 26% 48% 60% 55%
Persons Per Family 3.00 3.10 3.00 2.80 3.00 2.90
Taxes (2016)
Local and State 6.0% 8.2% 8.2% 7.5% 7.5% 6.8%
Local, State and Federal 102 days 108 days 108 days 115 days 115 days 113 days
Climate - Average Temperatures (1971-2000)
Climate Type Temperate & Humid Warm & Humid Warm & Humid Cool & Dry Cool & Dry Temperate & Humid
January Low Temp 25 F 38 F 39 F 19 F 14 F 27 F
July High Temp 89 F 94 F 95 F 87 F 81 F 86 F
Annual Precipitation 52 in 45 in 37 in 20 in 22 in 35 in
Elevation 528 ft 550 ft 612 ft 5,484 ft 7,078 ft 1,652 ft
Natural Hazard Risk
Total Hazard Risk Moderate Lower Moderate Lower Moderate Moderate
Earthquake .5% .2% 0% .4% .5% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 0 0 20-40 0 0 10
Flood Moderate Very High Very High Low Very High Very High
Tornado Moderate Moderate Low Very Low Low Low
Volcano No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk
Wildfire High Low High High High Low
Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear)
Nearby Reactors 0 0 0 0 0 2
Crimes per 10,000 Population - Annual Avg (2001-2015)
Violent Crimes 51 60 34 23 48 40
Property Crimes 532 501 334 319 443 408
Home Energy Use - Annual Avg (1971-2000)
Heating Degree Days 4,243 1,958 1,629 5,687 7,464 4,662
Cooling Degree Days 1,413 2,521 2,913 552 182 1,253
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