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City Type Comparison - West Coast
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City Type
City Type West Coast, Mountains, National Parks West Coast, Mountains, National Parks West Coast, Mountains, Wine Country West Coast, City Living West Coast na
Population (2016 est.)
Population (Current) 9,527 87,574 12,697 38,635 16,292 78,040
Population (1990) 7,001 52,179 8,886 36,818 15,076 49,272
Land Area (sq mi) 7 27 6 8 11 36
Persons Per Square Mile 1,361 3,243 2,116 4,829 1,481 2,151
Home Prices
2018 $352,067 $413,253 $1,260,824 $1,204,517 $202,629 $419,000
Total Appreciation ('01 to '18) 9.8% 165.1% 89.1% 196.0% 78.5% 76.0%
Annual Appreciation ('17 to '18) 10.0% 13.7% 19.4% 6.5% 6.1% 6.0%
Avg Annual Appreciation ('01 to '18) 0.8% 6.3% 4.1% 7.5% 3.7% 3.8%
Big City Prices ('18) $503,000 $503,000 $989,000 $761,000 $303,000 $340,000
Bargain Index 57% 66% 103% 128% 54% 101%
Big City Seattle Seattle San Francisco Bay area Honolulu Eugene na
Monthly Rent $1,353 $1,495 $4,070 $2,754 $1,137 $1,495
Price/Rent Index 17.5 18.6 20.8 29.4 12.0 19.0
Cost of Living (2018)
Cost of Living 100% 109% 253% 217% 79% 109%
Air Quality - Annual Avg (2001-2017)
Good Days 93% 91% 79% 94% 73% 72%
Moderate Days 7% 9% 20% 6% 24% 25%
Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days 0% 0% 1% 0% 2% 3%
Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0%
Very Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Water Quality (2002-2014)
Good na na 5% 62% 36% 36%
Threatened na na 9% 0% 0% 2%
Impaired na na 86% 38% 65% 62%
Walkability
Walk Score® 80 49 83 38 81 45
Nearest Large City
Distance to Nearest City 55 miles 51 miles 30 miles 12 miles 219 miles 72 miles
City Seattle Vancouver, Canada San Francisco Honolulu Portland na
Recreation
National Parks 8 8 15 4 1 7
National Campgrounds 41 30 3 0 31 26
State Parks 18 7 63 23 19 11
Medical Care (2016)
Accredited Hospitals 2 2 3 7 1 4
Building Permits (single family homes)
2016 85 195 16 246 12 346
2015 33 140 17 982 7 324
Gain ('15 to '16) 158% 39% -6% -75% 71% 6%
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Population Distribution (2010)
Median Age (yrs) 53 31 43 43 42 37
White 92.4% 84.9% 75.8% 44.0% 87.1% 80.7%
Black or African American 0.5% 1.3% 0.7% 0.6% 0.6% 7.2%
Native American Indian and Alaska Native 1.1% 1.3% 0.6% 0.2% 2.6% 0.8%
Asian 1.7% 5.1% 4.3% 20.3% 1.4% 3.6%
Native Hawaiian 0.3% 0.3% 0.1% 6.7% 0.3% 0.2%
Other Race 0.8% 2.8% 15.1% 0.9% 2.8% 4.4%
Multiple Races 3.1% 4.3% 3.4% 27.3% 5.2% 3.0%
Hispanic or Latino 3.3% 7.0% 31.5% 6.5% 7.6% 11.6%
Income and Housing (2010)
Family Income $63,765 $58,149 $114,107 $101,507 $47,998 $69,596
Occupied Housing 88% 94% 94% 95% 92% 83%
Vacant Housing 12% 6% 6% 5% 8% 17%
Home Ownership 62% 46% 71% 72% 55% 55%
Persons Per Family 2.60 2.80 3.20 3.30 2.80 2.90
Taxes (2018)
Local and State 9.2% 9.2% 8.5% 4.4% 0.0% 6.8%
Local, State and Federal 109 days 109 days 113 days 110 days 107 days 113 days
Climate - Average Temperatures (1971-2000)
Climate Type Temperate & Dry Temperate & Humid Temperate & Dry Temperate & Humid Temperate & Humid Temperate & Humid
January Low Temp 38 F 35 F 43 F 69 F 39 F 27 F
July High Temp 70 F 73 F 65 F 83 F 67 F 86 F
Annual Precipitation 19 in 35 in 28 in 37 in 64 in 35 in
Elevation 100 ft 15 ft 16 ft 39 ft 6 ft 1,652 ft
Natural Hazard Risk
Total Hazard Risk Higher Higher Higher Higher Moderate Moderate
Earthquake 45% 30% 80% 12% 10% 10.9%
Tsunami Risk No Risk Risk Risk Risk No Risk
Hurricane 0 0 0 20-40 0 10
Flood Very High Very High Very High Very High Very High Very High
Tornado Very Low Very Low Very Low Very Low Very Low Low
Volcano Low Ash Fall High Ash Fall Low Ash Fall Low Volcanic No Risk No Risk
Wildfire Low Low Low Low Low Low
Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear)
Nearby Reactors 0 0 0 0 0 2
Crimes per 10,000 Population - Annual Avg (2001-2017)
Violent Crimes 25 25 16 na 29 40
Property Crimes 374 601 190 na 494 397
Home Energy Use - Annual Avg (1971-2000)
Heating Degree Days 5,124 4,980 3,754 0 4,490 4,662
Cooling Degree Days 40 68 11 4,312 12 1,253
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