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Compare city quality of life facts and figures for the top ranked Cool & Wet retirement cities.

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Climate Comparison - Cool & Wet
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City Type
City Type Lakes & Rivers, College Town, Mountains Lakes & Rivers, College Town, Wine Country Lakes & Rivers, Mountains Mountains Lakes & Rivers, College Town na
Population (2016 est.)
Population (Current) 83,826 84,465 23,210 8,299 74,398 78,040
Population (1990) 42,099 60,633 23,095 4,468 59,738 49,272
Land Area (sq mi) 54 23 7 18 25 36
Persons Per Square Mile 1,552 3,672 3,316 461 2,976 2,151
Home Prices
2018 $252,549 $179,640 $182,256 $787,659 $267,381 $419,000
Total Appreciation ('01 to '18) 66.9% 34.9% 85.6% 214.1% 72.0% 76.0%
Annual Appreciation ('17 to '18) 12.7% -19.2% 8.2% 6.2% 3.0% 6.0%
Avg Annual Appreciation ('01 to '18) 3.5% 1.9% 4.0% 7.5% 3.7% 3.8%
Big City Prices ('18) $167,000 $189,000 $428,000 $322,000 $168,000 $340,000
Bargain Index 122% 77% 34% 198% 129% 101%
Big City Tulsa Indianapolis NYC-North. NJ Salt Lake City Cedar Rapids na
Monthly Rent $1,039 $1,208 $1,479 $1,712 $1,391 $1,495
Price/Rent Index 16.3 10.0 8.3 30.9 12.9 19.0
Cost of Living (2018)
Cost of Living 79% 76% 93% 149% 92% 109%
Air Quality - Annual Avg (2001-2017)
Good Days 84% 70% 92% 54% 66% 72%
Moderate Days 16% 27% 7% 38% 34% 25%
Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days 0% 3% 1% 7% 1% 3%
Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0%
Very Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Water Quality (2002-2014)
Good 48% 38% 13% 47% 23% 36%
Threatened 2% 0% 0% 0% 38% 2%
Impaired 50% 62% 87% 54% 39% 62%
Walkability
Walk Score® 32 41 77 63 43 45
Nearest Large City
Distance to Nearest City 116 miles 51 miles 99 miles 32 miles 115 miles 72 miles
City Tulsa Indianapolis NYC-North. NJ Salt Lake City Des Moines na
Recreation
National Parks 6 2 27 3 1 7
National Campgrounds 64 1 7 74 13 26
State Parks 5 7 23 10 7 11
Medical Care (2016)
Accredited Hospitals 9 3 3 1 4 4
Building Permits (single family homes)
2016 481 256 148 51 263 346
2015 378 246 148 57 151 324
Gain ('15 to '16) 27% 4% 0% -11% 74% 6%
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Population Distribution (2010)
Median Age (yrs) 27 23 39 37 26 37
White 83.8% 83.0% 73.2% 81.0% 82.5% 80.7%
Black or African American 0.6% 4.6% 14.6% 0.6% 5.8% 7.2%
Native American Indian and Alaska Native 1.1% 0.3% 0.5% 0.3% 0.2% 0.8%
Asian 3.1% 8.0% 1.8% 2.1% 6.9% 3.6%
Native Hawaiian 0.2% 0.1% 0.0% 0.3% 0.0% 0.2%
Other Race 2.8% 1.2% 4.9% 13.5% 2.1% 4.4%
Multiple Races 3.1% 3.0% 5.0% 2.3% 2.5% 3.0%
Hispanic or Latino 6.4% 3.5% 13.4% 24.1% 5.3% 11.6%
Income and Housing (2010)
Family Income $54,105 $55,466 $60,948 $80,378 $71,794 $69,596
Occupied Housing 85% 95% 92% 31% 95% 83%
Vacant Housing 15% 5% 8% 70% 5% 17%
Home Ownership 41% 33% 47% 62% 47% 55%
Persons Per Family 2.90 2.80 3.00 3.00 2.90 2.90
Taxes (2018)
Local and State 9.4% 7.0% 8.5% 6.8% 6.8% 6.8%
Local, State and Federal 97 days 100 days 134 days 101 days 108 days 113 days
Climate - Average Temperatures (1971-2000)
Climate Type Cool & Wet Cool & Wet Cool & Wet Cool & Wet Cool & Wet na
January Low Temp 24 F 19 F 17 F 10 F 13 F 27 F
July High Temp 89 F 86 F 81 F 72 F 88 F 86 F
Annual Precipitation 46 in 45 in 51 in 44 in 37 in 35 in
Elevation 1,270 ft 830 ft 1,245 ft 8,740 ft 640 ft 1,652 ft
Natural Hazard Risk
Total Hazard Risk Moderate Lower Moderate Moderate Lower Moderate
Earthquake .1% .5% .3% 30% .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 High Very High Very High High Very High Very High
Tornado High Moderate Low Very Low Moderate Low
Volcano No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk
Wildfire High Low Low High Low Low
Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear)
Nearby Reactors 2 0 2 0 3 2
Crimes per 10,000 Population - Annual Avg (2001-2017)
Violent Crimes 46 32 36 23 33 40
Property Crimes 436 368 311 591 247 397
Home Energy Use - Annual Avg (1971-2000)
Heating Degree Days 4,166 5,348 6,377 10,318 6,052 4,662
Cooling Degree Days 1,439 1,017 546 13 1,134 1,253
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