Home
Top Ranked
Cities Map
Real Estate
Compare Cities
My City Rank
City Guides
State Guides
Hiker in Montana
Back to GreatPlacesToRetire.com GreatPlacesToRetire

Home Data | Cost of Living | Health | Population | Other

COMPARE Mountains CITIES


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

Compare home prices, cost of living, air quality, medical care, water quality, demographics and more. Use the drop down box to make another city type comparison.

  



City Type Comparison - Mountains
blank Boulder Colorado Springs Greenville Provo Reno 99-City Avg
City Type
City Type College Town, Mountains College Town, Mountains Lakes & Rivers, Mountains, College Town College Town, Lakes & Rivers, Mountains Mountains, Lakes & Rivers, College Town, Casinos na
Population (2013 est.)
Population (Current) 103,166 439,886 61,397 116,288 233,294 74,624
Population (1990) 83,312 281,140 58,282 86,835 133,850 48,635
Land Area (sq mi) 25 195 29 42 103 36
Persons Per Square Mile 4,127 2,256 2,117 2,769 2,265 2,065
Home Prices
2016 $739,067 $265,568 $205,145 $257,916 $340,365 $374,000
Total Appreciation ('01 to '16) 119.3% 36.3% 35.0% 79.2% 12.6% 55.0%
Annual Appreciation ('15 to '16) 18.8% 7.0% 12.5% 8.8% 9.5% 4.0%
Avg Annual Appreciation ('01 to '16) 5.4% 2.1% 2.0% 4.0% 0.8% 3.0%
Big City Prices ('16) $382,000 $382,000 $206,000 $282,000 $324,000 $291,000
Bargain Index 157% 56% 81% 74% 85% 104%
Big City Denver Denver Charlotte Salt Lake City Sacramento na
Monthly Rent $2,158 $1,409 $1,033 $1,202 $1,444 $1,471
Price/Rent Index 23.0 12.7 13.3 14.4 15.8 17.1
Cost of Living (2016)
Cost of Living 168% 96% 77% 90% 105% 110%
Air Quality - Annual Avg (2001-2015)
Good Days 77% 79% 48% 59% 68% 71%
Moderate Days 21% 21% 50% 36% 31% 25%
Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days 2% 1% 2% 4% 1% 3%
Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0%
Very Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Water Quality (2002-2014)
Good 65% 67% 45% 75% 22% 36%
Threatened 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 2%
Impaired 35% 33% 55% 26% 77% 62%
Walkability
Walk Score® 58 35 42 47 37 45
Nearest Large City
Distance to Nearest City 29 miles 0 miles 103 miles 44 miles 0 miles 72 miles
City Denver Colorado Springs Charlotte Salt Lake City Reno na
Recreation
National Parks 2 4 9 2 0 7
National Campgrounds 70 59 74 85 103 26
State Parks 7 6 10 9 6 11
Medical Care (2016)
Accredited Hospitals 4 8 9 7 7 4
Building Permits (single family homes)
2015 127 2,939 252 104 1,056 324
2014 104 2,594 187 128 858 312
Gain ('14 to '15) 22% 13% 35% -19% 23% 3%
blank Boulder Colorado Springs Greenville Provo Reno 99-City Avg


blank Boulder Colorado Springs Greenville Provo Reno 99-City Avg
Population Distribution (2010)
Median Age (yrs) 29 35 35 23 35 37
White 88.0% 78.8% 64.0% 84.8% 74.2% 80.7%
Black or African American 0.9% 6.3% 30.0% 0.7% 2.9% 7.2%
Native American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4% 1.0% 0.3% 0.8% 1.3% 0.8%
Asian 4.7% 3.0% 1.4% 2.5% 6.3% 3.6%
Native Hawaiian 0.1% 0.3% 0.1% 1.1% 0.7% 0.2%
Other Race 3.2% 5.5% 2.5% 6.6% 10.5% 4.4%
Multiple Races 2.6% 5.1% 1.8% 3.4% 4.2% 3.0%
Hispanic or Latino 8.7% 16.1% 5.9% 15.2% 24.3% 11.6%
Income and Housing (2010)
Family Income $92,930 $66,938 $57,933 $42,840 $59,794 $69,596
Occupied Housing 95% 93% 87% 95% 89% 83%
Vacant Housing 5% 7% 13% 5% 11% 17%
Home Ownership 48% 60% 45% 42% 48% 55%
Persons Per Family 2.80 3.00 2.90 3.40 3.10 2.90
Taxes (2016)
Local and State 7.5% 7.5% 7.2% 6.8% 8.0% 6.8%
Local, State and Federal 115 days 115 days 102 days 112 days 112 days 113 days
Climate - Average Temperatures (1971-2000)
Climate Type Cool & Dry Cool & Dry Temperate & Humid Warm & Dry Temperate & Dry Temperate & Humid
January Low Temp 19 F 14 F 31 F 23 F 22 F 27 F
July High Temp 87 F 81 F 89 F 93 F 91 F 86 F
Annual Precipitation 20 in 22 in 50 in 20 in 8 in 35 in
Elevation 5,484 ft 7,078 ft 957 ft 4,570 ft 4,410 ft 1,652 ft
Natural Hazard Risk
Total Hazard Risk Lower Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate
Earthquake .4% .5% 1% 25% 70% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 0 0 20-40 0 0 10
Flood Low Very High Low High High Very High
Tornado Very Low Low Low Very Low Very Low Low
Volcano No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk
Wildfire High High Low High High Low
Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear)
Nearby Reactors 0 0 5 0 0 2
Crimes per 10,000 Population - Annual Avg (2001-2015)
Violent Crimes 23 48 95 14 63 40
Property Crimes 319 443 608 271 420 408
Home Energy Use - Annual Avg (1971-2000)
Heating Degree Days 5,687 7,464 3,272 5,264 5,600 4,662
Cooling Degree Days 552 182 1,526 1,028 493 1,253
blank Boulder Colorado Springs Greenville Provo Reno 99-City Avg


Return to Compare Cities






GreatPlacesToRetire.com Terms & Privacy | Site Map | About Us | Sources | Links | Advertise | Revised: 02/22/2017

Copyright © 2017 Great Places To Retire