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Climate Comparison - Temperate & Dry
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City Type
City Type West Coast, Mountains, National Parks Mountains, Lakes & Rivers, College Town, Casinos West Coast, Mountains, Wine Country Lakes & Rivers, Wine Country Mountains, Lakes & Rivers, College Town, National Parks na
Population (2016 est.)
Population (Current) 9,527 245,255 12,697 80,416 42,513 78,040
Population (1990) 7,001 133,850 8,886 61,842 26,455 49,272
Land Area (sq mi) 7 103 6 18 41 36
Persons Per Square Mile 1,361 2,381 2,116 4,468 1,037 2,151
Home Prices
2018 $352,067 $402,063 $1,260,824 $672,888 $365,151 $419,000
Total Appreciation ('01 to '18) 9.8% 33.0% 89.1% 88.1% 158.7% 76.0%
Annual Appreciation ('17 to '18) 10.0% 9.2% 19.4% -0.8% 6.1% 6.0%
Avg Annual Appreciation ('01 to '18) 0.8% 1.8% 4.1% 4.1% 6.2% 3.8%
Big City Prices ('18) $503,000 $370,000 $989,000 $989,000 $273,000 $340,000
Bargain Index 57% 88% 103% 55% 108% 101%
Big City Seattle Sacramento San Francisco Bay area San Francisco Bay area Phoenix-Mesa na
Monthly Rent $1,353 $1,421 $4,070 $2,286 $1,271 $1,495
Price/Rent Index 17.5 19.0 20.8 19.8 19.3 19.0
Cost of Living (2018)
Cost of Living 100% 105% 253% 154% 96% 109%
Air Quality - Annual Avg (2001-2017)
Good Days 93% 67% 79% 78% 81% 72%
Moderate Days 7% 31% 20% 21% 18% 25%
Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days 0% 1% 1% 1% 1% 3%
Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Very Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Water Quality (2002-2014)
Good na 22% 5% 5% 68% 36%
Threatened na 1% 9% 14% 0% 2%
Impaired na 77% 86% 82% 32% 62%
Walkability
Walk Score® 80 38 83 46 25 45
Nearest Large City
Distance to Nearest City 55 miles 0 miles 30 miles 42 miles 96 miles 72 miles
City Seattle Reno San Francisco Oakland Glendale na
Recreation
National Parks 8 0 15 13 6 7
National Campgrounds 41 103 3 13 35 26
State Parks 18 6 63 18 4 11
Medical Care (2016)
Accredited Hospitals 2 7 3 3 3 4
Building Permits (single family homes)
2016 85 1,059 16 122 339 346
2015 33 1,056 17 98 278 324
Gain ('15 to '16) 158% 0% -6% 24% 22% 6%
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Population Distribution (2010)
Median Age (yrs) 53 35 43 37 54 37
White 92.4% 74.2% 75.8% 75.1% 92.1% 80.7%
Black or African American 0.5% 2.9% 0.7% 0.6% 0.7% 7.2%
Native American Indian and Alaska Native 1.1% 1.3% 0.6% 0.8% 1.1% 0.8%
Asian 1.7% 6.3% 4.3% 2.3% 1.2% 3.6%
Native Hawaiian 0.3% 0.7% 0.1% 0.2% 0.1% 0.2%
Other Race 0.8% 10.5% 15.1% 17.2% 2.4% 4.4%
Multiple Races 3.1% 4.2% 3.4% 3.7% 2.3% 3.0%
Hispanic or Latino 3.3% 24.3% 31.5% 37.6% 8.6% 11.6%
Income and Housing (2010)
Family Income $63,765 $59,794 $114,107 $73,392 $60,414 $69,596
Occupied Housing 88% 89% 94% 93% 84% 83%
Vacant Housing 12% 11% 6% 7% 16% 17%
Home Ownership 62% 48% 71% 57% 66% 55%
Persons Per Family 2.60 3.10 3.20 3.30 2.60 2.90
Taxes (2018)
Local and State 9.2% 8.1% 8.5% 8.5% 8.3% 6.8%
Local, State and Federal 109 days 106 days 113 days 113 days 99 days 113 days
Climate - Average Temperatures (1971-2000)
Climate Type Temperate & Dry Temperate & Dry Temperate & Dry Temperate & Dry Temperate & Dry na
January Low Temp 38 F 22 F 43 F 39 F 23 F 27 F
July High Temp 70 F 91 F 65 F 83 F 88 F 86 F
Annual Precipitation 19 in 8 in 28 in 27 in 19 in 35 in
Elevation 100 ft 4,410 ft 16 ft 35 ft 5,205 ft 1,652 ft
Natural Hazard Risk
Total Hazard Risk Higher Moderate Higher Higher Moderate Moderate
Earthquake 45% 70% 80% 90% 5% 10.9%
Tsunami Risk No Risk Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 0 0 0 0 0 10
Flood Very High High Very High Very High Very High Very High
Tornado Very Low Very Low Very Low Very Low Low Low
Volcano Low Ash Fall No Risk Low Ash Fall Low Ash Fall No Risk No Risk
Wildfire Low High Low High High Low
Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear)
Nearby Reactors 0 0 0 0 3 2
Crimes per 10,000 Population - Annual Avg (2001-2017)
Violent Crimes 25 63 16 36 36 40
Property Crimes 374 408 190 238 351 397
Home Energy Use - Annual Avg (1971-2000)
Heating Degree Days 5,124 5,600 3,754 2,689 4,849 4,662
Cooling Degree Days 40 493 11 529 742 1,253
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