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City Type Comparison - Lakes & Rivers
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City Type
City Type Lakes & Rivers, College Town Lakes & Rivers, College Town Lakes & Rivers, College Town Lakes & Rivers, College Town Lakes & Rivers, College Town, Mountains na
Population (2013 est.)
Population (Current) 100,223 119,980 142,357 127,488 116,288 74,624
Population (1990) 75,450 na 75,494 84,770 86,835 48,635
Land Area (sq mi) 54 116 98 61 42 36
Persons Per Square Mile 1,856 1,034 1,453 2,090 2,769 2,065
Home Prices
2017 $227,220 $191,141 $168,097 $198,090 $281,591 $425,000
Total Appreciation ('01 to '17) 93.7% 35.2% 65.8% 73.0% 95.7% 68.0%
Annual Appreciation ('16 to '17) 16.0% 3.5% 0.1% 8.0% 9.2% 6.0%
Avg Annual Appreciation ('01 to '17) 4.5% 2.0% 3.4% 3.5% 4.3% 3.5%
Big City Prices ('17) $255,000 $205,000 $249,000 $233,000 $308,000 $319,000
Bargain Index 72% 75% 55% 69% 74% 103%
Big City Dallas Atlanta Nashville Jacksonville Salt Lake City na
Monthly Rent $1,168 $1,054 $1,169 $1,174 $1,216 $1,495
Price/Rent Index 13.1 12.2 9.7 11.3 15.6 18.2
Cost of Living (2017)
Cost of Living 82% 75% 72% 80% 90% 109%
Air Quality - Annual Avg (2001-2015)
Good Days 86% 60% 67% 86% 59% 71%
Moderate Days 12% 38% 30% 13% 36% 25%
Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days 2% 2% 3% 1% 4% 3%
Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0%
Very Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Water Quality (2002-2014)
Good 71% 30% 66% 14% 75% 36%
Threatened 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2%
Impaired 29% 70% 35% 86% 26% 62%
Walkability
Walk Score® 35 43 17 34 47 45
Nearest Large City
Distance to Nearest City 98 miles 70 miles 47 miles 72 miles 44 miles 72 miles
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Recreation
National Parks 0 6 5 6 2 7
National Campgrounds 27 68 45 11 85 26
State Parks 8 14 12 15 9 11
Medical Care (2016)
Accredited Hospitals 7 4 3 4 7 4
Building Permits (single family homes)
2016 305 115 788 76 186 346
2015 279 89 688 71 104 324
Gain ('15 to '16) 9% 29% 15% 7% 79% 6%
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Population Distribution (2010)
Median Age (yrs) 33 26 29 25 23 37
White 60.5% 61.8% 65.6% 64.9% 84.8% 80.7%
Black or African American 24.8% 26.6% 23.3% 23.0% 0.7% 7.2%
Native American Indian and Alaska Native 0.5% 0.2% 0.6% 0.3% 0.8% 0.8%
Asian 1.9% 4.2% 2.3% 6.9% 2.5% 3.6%
Native Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.5% 0.1% 1.1% 0.2%
Other Race 10.3% 5.0% 2.8% 1.9% 6.6% 4.4%
Multiple Races 2.0% 2.2% 5.1% 2.9% 3.4% 3.0%
Hispanic or Latino 21.2% 10.5% 9.3% 10.0% 15.2% 11.6%
Income and Housing (2010)
Family Income $54,547 $51,397 $52,708 $50,495 $42,840 $69,596
Occupied Housing 91% 89% 90% 89% 95% 83%
Vacant Housing 9% 11% 10% 11% 5% 17%
Home Ownership 53% 42% 56% 38% 42% 55%
Persons Per Family 3.10 3.00 3.10 2.80 3.40 2.90
Taxes (2016)
Local and State 8.2% 7.0% 9.5% 6.8% 6.8% 6.8%
Local, State and Federal 108 days 108 days 97 days 111 days 112 days 113 days
Climate - Average Temperatures (1971-2000)
Climate Type Warm & Humid Warm & Humid Temperate & Humid Warm & Humid Warm & Dry Temperate & Humid
January Low Temp 38 F 33 F 25 F 44 F 23 F 27 F
July High Temp 94 F 90 F 90 F 91 F 93 F 86 F
Annual Precipitation 45 in 48 in 55 in 49 in 20 in 35 in
Elevation 550 ft 800 ft 382 ft 96 ft 4,570 ft 1,652 ft
Natural Hazard Risk
Total Hazard Risk Lower Lower Lower Moderate Moderate Moderate
Earthquake .2% .3% 1% .1% 25% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 0 20-40 0 40-60 0 10
Flood Very High Low Very High High High Very High
Tornado Moderate Low Low Moderate Very Low Low
Volcano No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk
Wildfire Low Low Low Low High Low
Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear)
Nearby Reactors 0 3 0 1 0 2
Crimes per 10,000 Population - Annual Avg (2001-2015)
Violent Crimes 60 39 67 83 14 40
Property Crimes 501 482 373 465 271 408
Home Energy Use - Annual Avg (1971-2000)
Heating Degree Days 1,958 2,861 4,058 1,148 5,264 4,662
Cooling Degree Days 2,521 1,785 1,512 2,748 1,028 1,253
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