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City Type Comparison - Gulf Coast
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City Type
City Type Gulf Coast Gulf Coast, Golf Gulf Coast Gulf Coast, Lakes & Rivers Gulf Coast na
Population (2016 est.)
Population (Current) 50,550 21,845 11,689 56,610 26,990 78,040
Population (1990) 59,070 19,505 3,261 50,961 24,832 49,272
Land Area (sq mi) 41 12 23 15 6 36
Persons Per Square Mile 1,233 1,820 508 3,774 4,498 2,151
Home Prices
2017 $253,501 $486,453 $268,345 $347,887 $595,087 $398,000
Total Appreciation ('01 to '17) 85.3% 118.2% 75.2% 87.2% 112.6% 65.0%
Annual Appreciation ('16 to '17) 14.0% 4.5% 7.8% 6.2% 4.6% 4.0%
Avg Annual Appreciation ('01 to '17) 4.2% 5.0% 3.6% 4.0% 4.9% 3.4%
Big City Prices ('17) $244,000 $353,000 $143,000 $239,000 $353,000 $343,000
Bargain Index 84% 111% 152% 118% 136% 94%
Big City Houston Miami Mobile Tampa-St Petersburg Miami na
Monthly Rent $1,456 $1,630 $1,280 $1,473 $1,914 $1,495
Price/Rent Index 11.7 20.0 14.1 15.9 20.9 17.9
Cost of Living (2018)
Cost of Living 90% 117% 85% 100% 134% 107%
Air Quality - Annual Avg (2001-2017)
Good Days 74% 88% 81% 79% 69% 72%
Moderate Days 23% 12% 18% 20% 30% 25%
Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days 3% 0% 1% 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 29% 1% 42% 0% 50% 36%
Threatened 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2%
Impaired 71% 99% 58% 100% 50% 62%
Walkability
Walk Score® 51 35 28 52 64 45
Nearest Large City
Distance to Nearest City 50 miles 115 miles 46 miles 39 miles 161 miles 72 miles
City Houston Hialeah Mobile St Petersburg Miami na
Recreation
National Parks 1 3 1 1 3 7
National Campgrounds 0 5 2 4 1 26
State Parks 5 7 2 16 7 11
Medical Care (2016)
Accredited Hospitals 2 6 0 6 1 4
Building Permits (single family homes)
2016 154 134 257 109 208 346
2015 179 162 160 116 203 324
Gain ('15 to '16) -14% -17% 61% -6% 2% 6%
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Population Distribution (2010)
Median Age (yrs) 39 64 42 45 42 37
White 62.5% 93.3% 93.4% 75.4% 83.8% 80.7%
Black or African American 19.2% 4.2% 1.5% 15.1% 9.7% 7.2%
Native American Indian and Alaska Native 0.9% 0.1% 0.5% 0.4% 0.4% 0.8%
Asian 3.2% 0.6% 0.9% 1.3% 1.6% 3.6%
Native Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Other Race 11.0% 0.7% 1.6% 5.3% 2.2% 4.4%
Multiple Races 3.3% 1.0% 1.9% 2.3% 2.1% 3.0%
Hispanic or Latino 31.3% 4.5% 4.0% 16.6% 21.2% 11.6%
Income and Housing (2010)
Family Income $46,100 $117,303 $54,386 $51,481 $58,336 $69,596
Occupied Housing 62% 58% 37% 79% 78% 83%
Vacant Housing 38% 42% 63% 21% 22% 17%
Home Ownership 48% 78% 53% 57% 41% 55%
Persons Per Family 3.00 2.40 2.70 2.80 2.80 2.90
Taxes (2018)
Local and State 8.2% 6.8% 9.1% 6.8% 6.8% 6.8%
Local, State and Federal 104 days 103 days 95 days 103 days 103 days 113 days
Climate - Average Temperatures (1971-2000)
Climate Type Temperate & Humid Warm & Humid Temperate & Humid Warm & Humid Temperate & Humid Temperate & Humid
January Low Temp 50 F 53 F 45 F 51 F 65 F 27 F
July High Temp 89 F 91 F 89 F 91 F 89 F 86 F
Annual Precipitation 44 in 52 in 64 in 55 in 39 in 35 in
Elevation 10 ft 5 ft 8 ft 20 ft 4 ft 1,652 ft
Natural Hazard Risk
Total Hazard Risk Higher Moderate Higher Moderate Moderate Moderate
Earthquake .1% .1% .1% 0% .1% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 40-60 40-60 40-60 40-60 >60 10
Flood Very High Very High Very High Very High Very High Very High
Tornado Moderate Low Low Low Low Low
Volcano No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk
Wildfire Low Low High Low Low Low
Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear)
Nearby Reactors 2 2 0 0 0 2
Crimes per 10,000 Population - Annual Avg (2001-2017)
Violent Crimes 70 20 55 91 72 40
Property Crimes 504 333 628 597 640 397
Home Energy Use - Annual Avg (1971-2000)
Heating Degree Days 1,008 316 1,504 538 62 4,662
Cooling Degree Days 3,268 3,646 2,804 3,327 4,830 1,253
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