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Compare city quality of life facts and figures for the top ranked East Coast retirement cities.

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City Type Comparison - East Coast
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City Type
City Type East Coast, Lakes & Rivers, College Town East Coast, College Town, State Capital East Coast, Lakes & Rivers, College Town East Coast East Coast na
Population (2013 est.)
Population (Current) 77,508 38,722 89,407 126,456 66,318 74,624
Population (1990) 59,646 33,187 61,492 108,056 64,358 48,635
Land Area (sq mi) 34 7 29 38 21 36
Persons Per Square Mile 2,280 5,532 3,083 3,328 3,158 2,065
Home Prices
2017 $224,527 $488,910 $428,435 $511,515 $284,091 $425,000
Total Appreciation ('01 to '17) 95.5% 79.2% 78.3% 18.9% 37.1% 68.0%
Annual Appreciation ('16 to '17) 10.1% 6.8% 1.7% 2.1% 2.9% 6.0%
Avg Annual Appreciation ('01 to '17) 4.3% 3.7% 3.7% 1.1% 2.3% 3.5%
Big City Prices ('17) $245,000 $277,000 $335,000 $414,000 $465,000 $319,000
Bargain Index 74% 143% 103% 100% 49% 103%
Big City Orlando Baltimore Miami NYC-Northern NJ Boston na
Monthly Rent $1,405 $1,815 $1,943 $2,544 $1,805 $1,495
Price/Rent Index 10.7 18.1 14.8 13.5 10.6 18.2
Cost of Living (2017)
Cost of Living 88% 127% 121% 152% 101% 109%
Air Quality - Annual Avg (2001-2016)
Good Days 87% 64% 84% 66% 82% 72%
Moderate Days 13% 31% 16% 28% 16% 25%
Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days 0% 4% 0% 5% 1% 3%
Unhealthy Days 0% 1% 0% 1% 0% 0%
Very Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Water Quality (2002-2014)
Good 12% 60% na 38% 71% 36%
Threatened 0% 0% na 6% 0% 2%
Impaired 88% 40% na 56% 29% 62%
Walkability
Walk Score® 29 48 40 53 60 45
Nearest Large City
Distance to Nearest City 72 miles 31 miles 44 miles 41 miles 107 miles 72 miles
City Orlando Baltimore Hialeah New York City Boston na
Recreation
National Parks 1 68 3 28 8 7
National Campgrounds 6 37 0 8 16 26
State Parks 5 17 8 58 23 11
Medical Care (2016)
Accredited Hospitals 8 4 5 3 3 4
Building Permits (single family homes)
2016 214 40 146 50 28 346
2015 157 42 131 36 32 324
Gain ('15 to '16) 36% -5% 11% 39% -13% 6%
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Population Distribution (2010)
Median Age (yrs) 43 36 45 37 37 37
White 80.9% 60.1% 88.5% 65.0% 85.0% 80.7%
Black or African American 10.3% 26.0% 5.2% 13.9% 7.1% 7.2%
Native American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3% 0.3% 0.2% 0.3% 0.5% 0.8%
Asian 3.1% 2.1% 2.4% 7.9% 3.5% 3.6%
Native Hawaiian 0.1% 0.0% 0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 0.2%
Other Race 2.1% 9.0% 2.0% 9.7% 1.2% 4.4%
Multiple Races 3.1% 2.6% 1.6% 3.2% 2.7% 3.0%
Hispanic or Latino 8.9% 16.8% 11.9% 23.8% 3.0% 11.6%
Income and Housing (2010)
Family Income $55,468 $88,646 $96,543 $88,050 $63,239 $69,596
Occupied Housing 87% 90% 83% 94% 91% 83%
Vacant Housing 13% 10% 17% 6% 9% 17%
Home Ownership 60% 51% 70% 55% 43% 55%
Persons Per Family 2.80 3.00 2.80 3.20 2.90 2.90
Taxes (2016)
Local and State 6.8% 6.0% 6.8% 6.4% 5.5% 6.8%
Local, State and Federal 111 days 119 days 111 days 142 days 106 days 113 days
Climate - Average Temperatures (1971-2000)
Climate Type Warm & Humid Cool & Wet Warm & Humid Cool & Wet Cool & Wet Temperate & Humid
January Low Temp 50 F 24 F 58 F 19 F 13 F 27 F
July High Temp 91 F 88 F 92 F 85 F 79 F 86 F
Annual Precipitation 48 in 45 in 57 in 53 in 46 in 35 in
Elevation 25 ft 25 ft 15 ft 190 ft 45 ft 1,652 ft
Natural Hazard Risk
Total Hazard Risk Higher Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate
Earthquake .1% .2% 0% .6% .7% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk
Hurricane >60 20-40 >60 20-40 20-40 10
Flood Very High Very High Very High Very High Very High Very High
Tornado Low Low Low Low Low Low
Volcano No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk
Wildfire High Low Low Low Low Low
Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear)
Nearby Reactors 2 10 4 4 1 2
Crimes per 10,000 Population - Annual Avg (2001-2016)
Violent Crimes 97 86 24 27 34 40
Property Crimes 483 385 321 173 426 403
Home Energy Use - Annual Avg (1971-2000)
Heating Degree Days 595 4,695 219 5,582 7,318 4,662
Cooling Degree Days 3,186 1,162 4,241 692 347 1,253
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