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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 Lakes & Rivers, College Town na
Population (2016 est.)
Population (Current) 104,798 123,371 150,287 37,912 131,591 78,040
Population (1990) 75,450 na 75,494 12,497 84,770 49,272
Land Area (sq mi) 54 116 98 18 61 36
Persons Per Square Mile 1,941 1,064 1,534 2,106 2,157 2,151
Home Prices
2017 $227,679 $194,966 $172,243 $213,195 $193,205 $398,000
Total Appreciation ('01 to '17) 94.1% 37.9% 69.8% 40.4% 68.7% 65.0%
Annual Appreciation ('16 to '17) 16.3% 5.6% 2.5% 5.9% 5.4% 4.0%
Avg Annual Appreciation ('01 to '17) 4.5% 2.2% 3.6% 2.2% 3.3% 3.4%
Big City Prices ('17) $268,000 $229,000 $263,000 $229,000 $250,000 $343,000
Bargain Index 69% 69% 53% 75% 63% 94%
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Monthly Rent $1,168 $1,054 $1,169 $1,344 $1,174 $1,495
Price/Rent Index 13.1 12.4 9.9 10.7 11.1 17.9
Cost of Living (2017)
Cost of Living 81% 75% 72% 83% 78% 107%
Air Quality - Annual Avg (2001-2017)
Good Days 86% 61% 68% 67% 86% 72%
Moderate Days 12% 37% 29% 31% 13% 25%
Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days 2% 2% 3% 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 71% 30% 66% 59% 14% 36%
Threatened 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2%
Impaired 29% 70% 35% 41% 86% 62%
Walkability
Walk Score® 35 26 18 24 34 45
Nearest Large City
Distance to Nearest City 98 miles 70 miles 47 miles 38 miles 72 miles 72 miles
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Recreation
National Parks 0 6 5 12 6 7
National Campgrounds 27 68 45 25 11 26
State Parks 8 14 12 3 15 11
Medical Care (2016)
Accredited Hospitals 7 4 3 3 4 4
Building Permits (single family homes)
2016 305 115 788 345 76 346
2015 279 89 688 336 71 324
Gain ('15 to '16) 9% 29% 15% 3% 7% 6%
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Population Distribution (2010)
Median Age (yrs) 33 26 29 32 25 37
White 60.5% 61.8% 65.6% 58.9% 64.9% 80.7%
Black or African American 24.8% 26.6% 23.3% 30.2% 23.0% 7.2%
Native American Indian and Alaska Native 0.5% 0.2% 0.6% 0.3% 0.3% 0.8%
Asian 1.9% 4.2% 2.3% 2.6% 6.9% 3.6%
Native Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.5% 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Other Race 10.3% 5.0% 2.8% 5.1% 1.9% 4.4%
Multiple Races 2.0% 2.2% 5.1% 2.8% 2.9% 3.0%
Hispanic or Latino 21.2% 10.5% 9.3% 11.0% 10.0% 11.6%
Income and Housing (2010)
Family Income $54,547 $51,397 $52,708 $61,382 $50,495 $69,596
Occupied Housing 91% 89% 90% 90% 89% 83%
Vacant Housing 9% 11% 10% 10% 11% 17%
Home Ownership 53% 42% 56% 53% 38% 55%
Persons Per Family 3.10 3.00 3.10 3.20 2.80 2.90
Taxes (2016)
Local and State 8.2% 7.0% 9.5% 7.0% 6.8% 6.8%
Local, State and Federal 108 days 108 days 97 days 108 days 111 days 113 days
Climate - Average Temperatures (1971-2000)
Climate Type Warm & Humid Warm & Humid Temperate & Humid Temperate & Humid Warm & Humid Temperate & Humid
January Low Temp 38 F 33 F 25 F 31 F 44 F 27 F
July High Temp 94 F 90 F 90 F 89 F 91 F 86 F
Annual Precipitation 45 in 48 in 55 in 53 in 49 in 35 in
Elevation 550 ft 800 ft 382 ft 925 ft 96 ft 1,652 ft
Natural Hazard Risk
Total Hazard Risk Lower Lower Lower Moderate Moderate Moderate
Earthquake .2% .3% 1% .2% .1% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 0 20-40 0 20-40 40-60 10
Flood Very High Low Very High Moderate High Very High
Tornado Moderate Low Low Moderate Moderate Low
Volcano No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk
Wildfire Low Low Low Low Low Low
Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear)
Nearby Reactors 0 3 0 0 1 2
Crimes per 10,000 Population - Annual Avg (2001-2016)
Violent Crimes 58 39 67 47 82 40
Property Crimes 501 473 366 397 460 403
Home Energy Use - Annual Avg (1971-2000)
Heating Degree Days 1,958 2,861 4,058 3,093 1,148 4,662
Cooling Degree Days 2,521 1,785 1,512 1,535 2,748 1,253
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