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City Type Comparison - Mountains
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City Type
City Type Mountains, College Town Lakes & Rivers, College Town, Mountains Lakes & Rivers, Mountains, College Town Lakes & Rivers, Mountains, College Town, State Capital Lakes & Rivers, College Town, Mountains na
Population (2016 est.)
Population (Current) 465,101 116,868 67,453 51,202 83,826 78,040
Population (1990) 281,140 86,835 58,282 33,840 42,099 49,272
Land Area (sq mi) 195 42 29 18 54 36
Persons Per Square Mile 2,385 2,783 2,326 2,845 1,552 2,151
Home Prices
2017 $285,250 $281,591 $223,754 $305,501 $226,653 $425,000
Total Appreciation ('01 to '17) 46.4% 95.7% 47.2% 93.4% 49.8% 68.0%
Annual Appreciation ('16 to '17) 7.4% 9.2% 9.1% 8.1% 4.6% 6.0%
Avg Annual Appreciation ('01 to '17) 2.4% 4.3% 2.5% 4.2% 2.7% 3.5%
Big City Prices ('17) $425,000 $308,000 $234,000 $475,000 $162,000 $319,000
Bargain Index 54% 74% 77% 52% 113% 103%
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Monthly Rent $1,484 $1,216 $1,102 $1,629 $1,039 $1,495
Price/Rent Index 12.9 15.6 13.6 12.6 14.6 18.2
Cost of Living (2017)
Cost of Living 97% 90% 78% 103% 78% 109%
Air Quality - Annual Avg (2001-2016)
Good Days 78% 59% 49% 83% 85% 72%
Moderate Days 21% 36% 48% 16% 15% 25%
Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days 1% 4% 2% 1% 0% 3%
Unhealthy Days 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Very Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Water Quality (2002-2014)
Good 67% 75% 45% na 48% 36%
Threatened 0% 0% 0% na 2% 2%
Impaired 33% 26% 55% na 50% 62%
Walkability
Walk Score® 36 47 41 38 32 45
Nearest Large City
Distance to Nearest City 0 miles 44 miles 103 miles 60 miles 116 miles 72 miles
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Recreation
National Parks 4 2 9 5 6 7
National Campgrounds 59 85 74 29 64 26
State Parks 6 9 10 9 5 11
Medical Care (2016)
Accredited Hospitals 8 7 9 3 9 4
Building Permits (single family homes)
2016 3,526 186 216 185 481 346
2015 2,939 104 252 124 378 324
Gain ('15 to '16) 20% 79% -14% 49% 27% 6%
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Population Distribution (2010)
Median Age (yrs) 35 23 35 38 27 37
White 78.8% 84.8% 64.0% 83.7% 83.8% 80.7%
Black or African American 6.3% 0.7% 30.0% 2.0% 0.6% 7.2%
Native American Indian and Alaska Native 1.0% 0.8% 0.3% 1.1% 1.1% 0.8%
Asian 3.0% 2.5% 1.4% 6.0% 3.1% 3.6%
Native Hawaiian 0.3% 1.1% 0.1% 0.4% 0.2% 0.2%
Other Race 5.5% 6.6% 2.5% 1.8% 2.8% 4.4%
Multiple Races 5.1% 3.4% 1.8% 5.0% 3.1% 3.0%
Hispanic or Latino 16.1% 15.2% 5.9% 6.3% 6.4% 11.6%
Income and Housing (2010)
Family Income $66,938 $42,840 $57,933 $71,029 $54,105 $69,596
Occupied Housing 93% 95% 87% 94% 85% 83%
Vacant Housing 7% 5% 13% 6% 15% 17%
Home Ownership 60% 42% 45% 50% 41% 55%
Persons Per Family 3.00 3.40 2.90 2.80 2.90 2.90
Taxes (2016)
Local and State 7.5% 6.8% 7.2% 8.9% 9.3% 6.8%
Local, State and Federal 115 days 112 days 102 days 118 days 104 days 113 days
Climate - Average Temperatures (1971-2000)
Climate Type Cool & Dry Warm & Dry Temperate & Humid Temperate & Humid Cool & Wet Temperate & Humid
January Low Temp 14 F 23 F 31 F 32 F 24 F 27 F
July High Temp 81 F 93 F 89 F 76 F 89 F 86 F
Annual Precipitation 22 in 20 in 50 in 51 in 46 in 35 in
Elevation 7,078 ft 4,570 ft 957 ft 206 ft 1,270 ft 1,652 ft
Natural Hazard Risk
Total Hazard Risk Moderate Moderate Moderate Higher Moderate Moderate
Earthquake .5% 25% 1% 50% .1% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 0 0 20-40 0 0 10
Flood Very High High Low Very High High Very High
Tornado Low Very Low Low Very Low High Low
Volcano No Risk No Risk No Risk High Ash Fall No Risk No Risk
Wildfire High High Low Low High Low
Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear)
Nearby Reactors 0 0 5 0 2 2
Crimes per 10,000 Population - Annual Avg (2001-2016)
Violent Crimes 49 14 93 32 46 40
Property Crimes 437 269 596 503 434 403
Home Energy Use - Annual Avg (1971-2000)
Heating Degree Days 7,464 5,264 3,272 5,531 4,166 4,662
Cooling Degree Days 182 1,028 1,526 97 1,439 1,253
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