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

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City Type Comparison - Mountains
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City Type
City Type Lakes & Rivers, College Town, Mountains Mountains, College Town Lakes & Rivers, Mountains, College Town Lakes & Rivers, Mountains, College Town, National Parks Lakes & Rivers, Mountains, College Town, State Capital na
Population (2016 est.)
Population (Current) 116,868 465,101 67,453 80,212 51,202 78,040
Population (1990) 86,835 281,140 58,282 66,049 33,840 49,272
Land Area (sq mi) 42 195 29 49 18 36
Persons Per Square Mile 2,783 2,385 2,326 1,637 2,845 2,151
Home Prices
2017 $282,248 $285,439 $225,777 $171,536 $285,743 $398,000
Total Appreciation ('01 to '17) 96.1% 46.4% 48.6% 24.0% 80.9% 65.0%
Annual Appreciation ('16 to '17) 9.4% 7.5% 10.1% 7.1% 1.1% 4.0%
Avg Annual Appreciation ('01 to '17) 4.3% 2.4% 2.5% 1.5% 3.8% 3.4%
Big City Prices ('17) $332,000 $463,000 $252,000 $267,000 $530,000 $343,000
Bargain Index 69% 50% 72% 52% 44% 94%
Big City Salt Lake City Denver Charlotte Richmond Seattle na
Monthly Rent $1,216 $1,484 $1,102 $1,079 $1,629 $1,495
Price/Rent Index 15.6 12.9 13.8 10.7 11.8 17.9
Cost of Living (2018)
Cost of Living 87% 95% 78% 74% 99% 107%
Air Quality - Annual Avg (2001-2017)
Good Days 59% 77% 51% 72% 83% 72%
Moderate Days 37% 22% 47% 27% 16% 25%
Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days 4% 1% 2% 0% 1% 3%
Unhealthy Days 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Very Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Water Quality (2002-2014)
Good 75% 67% 45% 62% na 36%
Threatened 0% 0% 0% 0% na 2%
Impaired 26% 33% 55% 38% na 62%
Walkability
Walk Score® 47 36 41 29 38 45
Nearest Large City
Distance to Nearest City 44 miles 0 miles 103 miles 115 miles 60 miles 72 miles
City Salt Lake City Colorado Springs Charlotte Richmond Seattle na
Recreation
National Parks 2 4 9 6 5 7
National Campgrounds 85 59 74 20 29 26
State Parks 9 6 10 2 9 11
Medical Care (2016)
Accredited Hospitals 7 8 9 2 3 4
Building Permits (single family homes)
2016 186 3,526 216 60 185 346
2015 104 2,939 252 77 124 324
Gain ('15 to '16) 79% 20% -14% -22% 49% 6%
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Population Distribution (2010)
Median Age (yrs) 23 35 35 30 38 37
White 84.8% 78.8% 64.0% 64.4% 83.7% 80.7%
Black or African American 0.7% 6.3% 30.0% 29.3% 2.0% 7.2%
Native American Indian and Alaska Native 0.8% 1.0% 0.3% 0.3% 1.1% 0.8%
Asian 2.5% 3.0% 1.4% 2.5% 6.0% 3.6%
Native Hawaiian 1.1% 0.3% 0.1% 0.0% 0.4% 0.2%
Other Race 6.6% 5.5% 2.5% 1.3% 1.8% 4.4%
Multiple Races 3.4% 5.1% 1.8% 2.2% 5.0% 3.0%
Hispanic or Latino 15.2% 16.1% 5.9% 3.0% 6.3% 11.6%
Income and Housing (2010)
Family Income $42,840 $66,938 $57,933 $50,196 $71,029 $69,596
Occupied Housing 95% 93% 87% 89% 94% 83%
Vacant Housing 5% 7% 13% 11% 6% 17%
Home Ownership 42% 60% 45% 53% 50% 55%
Persons Per Family 3.40 3.00 2.90 2.90 2.80 2.90
Taxes (2018)
Local and State 6.8% 7.5% 7.4% 5.6% 9.2% 6.8%
Local, State and Federal 101 days 106 days 99 days 106 days 109 days 113 days
Climate - Average Temperatures (1971-2000)
Climate Type Warm & Dry Cool & Dry Temperate & Humid Temperate & Humid Temperate & Humid Temperate & Humid
January Low Temp 23 F 14 F 31 F 25 F 32 F 27 F
July High Temp 93 F 81 F 89 F 86 F 76 F 86 F
Annual Precipitation 20 in 22 in 50 in 43 in 51 in 35 in
Elevation 4,570 ft 7,078 ft 957 ft 940 ft 206 ft 1,652 ft
Natural Hazard Risk
Total Hazard Risk Moderate Moderate Moderate Higher Higher Moderate
Earthquake 25% .5% 1% .3% 50% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 0 0 20-40 20-40 0 10
Flood High Very High Low Very High Very High Very High
Tornado Very Low Low Low Low Very Low Low
Volcano No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk High Ash Fall No Risk
Wildfire High High Low High Low Low
Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear)
Nearby Reactors 0 0 5 2 0 2
Crimes per 10,000 Population - Annual Avg (2001-2017)
Violent Crimes 14 49 91 42 33 40
Property Crimes 263 430 584 314 498 397
Home Energy Use - Annual Avg (1971-2000)
Heating Degree Days 5,264 7,464 3,272 4,354 5,531 4,662
Cooling Degree Days 1,028 182 1,526 1,075 97 1,253
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