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City Type Comparison - College Town
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City Type
City Type Lakes & Rivers, College Town Lakes & Rivers, College Town Lakes & Rivers, College Town Mountains, College Town Lakes & Rivers, College Town na
Population (2016 est.)
Population (Current) 123,371 150,287 104,798 465,101 131,591 78,040
Population (1990) na 75,494 75,450 281,140 84,770 49,272
Land Area (sq mi) 116 98 54 195 61 36
Persons Per Square Mile 1,064 1,534 1,941 2,385 2,157 2,151
Home Prices
2018 $212,339 $181,200 $207,745 $309,702 $203,296 $419,000
Total Appreciation ('01 to '18) 50.2% 78.7% 77.1% 58.9% 77.5% 76.0%
Annual Appreciation ('17 to '18) 8.9% 5.2% -8.8% 8.5% 5.2% 6.0%
Avg Annual Appreciation ('01 to '18) 2.7% 3.9% 3.9% 3.0% 3.7% 3.8%
Big City Prices ('18) $224,000 $263,000 $262,000 $450,000 $248,000 $340,000
Bargain Index 77% 56% 64% 56% 66% 101%
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Monthly Rent $1,054 $1,169 $1,168 $1,484 $1,174 $1,495
Price/Rent Index 13.5 10.4 11.9 14.0 11.6 19.0
Cost of Living (2018)
Cost of Living 76% 74% 79% 97% 79% 109%
Air Quality - Annual Avg (2001-2017)
Good Days 63% 69% 87% 77% 86% 72%
Moderate Days 35% 29% 12% 22% 13% 25%
Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days 2% 3% 2% 1% 1% 3%
Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Very Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Water Quality (2002-2014)
Good 30% 66% 71% 67% 14% 36%
Threatened 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2%
Impaired 70% 35% 29% 33% 86% 62%
Walkability
Walk Score® 26 18 35 36 34 45
Nearest Large City
Distance to Nearest City 70 miles 47 miles 98 miles 0 miles 72 miles 72 miles
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Recreation
National Parks 6 5 0 4 6 7
National Campgrounds 68 45 27 59 11 26
State Parks 14 12 8 6 15 11
Medical Care (2016)
Accredited Hospitals 4 3 7 8 4 4
Building Permits (single family homes)
2016 115 788 305 3,526 76 346
2015 89 688 279 2,939 71 324
Gain ('15 to '16) 29% 15% 9% 20% 7% 6%
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Population Distribution (2010)
Median Age (yrs) 26 29 33 35 25 37
White 61.8% 65.6% 60.5% 78.8% 64.9% 80.7%
Black or African American 26.6% 23.3% 24.8% 6.3% 23.0% 7.2%
Native American Indian and Alaska Native 0.2% 0.6% 0.5% 1.0% 0.3% 0.8%
Asian 4.2% 2.3% 1.9% 3.0% 6.9% 3.6%
Native Hawaiian 0.1% 0.5% 0.0% 0.3% 0.1% 0.2%
Other Race 5.0% 2.8% 10.3% 5.5% 1.9% 4.4%
Multiple Races 2.2% 5.1% 2.0% 5.1% 2.9% 3.0%
Hispanic or Latino 10.5% 9.3% 21.2% 16.1% 10.0% 11.6%
Income and Housing (2010)
Family Income $51,397 $52,708 $54,547 $66,938 $50,495 $69,596
Occupied Housing 89% 90% 91% 93% 89% 83%
Vacant Housing 11% 10% 9% 7% 11% 17%
Home Ownership 42% 56% 53% 60% 38% 55%
Persons Per Family 3.00 3.10 3.10 3.00 2.80 2.90
Taxes (2018)
Local and State 7.2% 9.5% 8.2% 7.5% 6.8% 6.8%
Local, State and Federal 99 days 95 days 104 days 106 days 103 days 113 days
Climate - Average Temperatures (1971-2000)
Climate Type Warm & Humid Temperate & Humid Warm & Humid Cool & Dry Warm & Humid Temperate & Humid
January Low Temp 33 F 25 F 38 F 14 F 44 F 27 F
July High Temp 90 F 90 F 94 F 81 F 91 F 86 F
Annual Precipitation 48 in 55 in 45 in 22 in 49 in 35 in
Elevation 800 ft 382 ft 550 ft 7,078 ft 96 ft 1,652 ft
Natural Hazard Risk
Total Hazard Risk Lower Lower Lower Moderate Moderate Moderate
Earthquake .3% 1% .2% .5% .1% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 20-40 0 0 0 40-60 10
Flood Low Very High Very High Very High High Very High
Tornado Low Low Moderate Low Moderate Low
Volcano No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk
Wildfire Low Low Low High Low Low
Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear)
Nearby Reactors 3 0 0 0 1 2
Crimes per 10,000 Population - Annual Avg (2001-2017)
Violent Crimes 39 66 57 49 81 40
Property Crimes 463 361 488 430 454 397
Home Energy Use - Annual Avg (1971-2000)
Heating Degree Days 2,861 4,058 1,958 7,464 1,148 4,662
Cooling Degree Days 1,785 1,512 2,521 182 2,748 1,253
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