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City Type
City Type Lakes & Rivers, College Town na
Population (2016 est.)
Population (Current) 65,234 78,040
Population (1990) 40,641 49,272
Land Area (sq mi) 38 36
Persons Per Square Mile 1,717 2,151
Home Prices
2018 $193,858 $419,000
Total Appreciation ('01 to '18) -4.6% 76.0%
Annual Appreciation ('17 to '18) 6.4% 6.0%
Avg Annual Appreciation ('01 to '18) -0.3% 3.8%
Big City Prices ('18) $263,000 $340,000
Bargain Index 60% 101%
Big City Nashville na
Monthly Rent $1,054 $1,495
Price/Rent Index 12.4 19.0
Cost of Living (2018)
Cost of Living 75% 109%
Air Quality - Annual Avg (2001-2017)
Good Days 262 72%
Moderate Days 98 25%
Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days 5 3%
Unhealthy Days 0 0%
Very Unhealthy Days 0 0%
Water Quality (2002-2014)
Good 55% 36%
Threatened 0% 2%
Impaired 45% 62%
Walkability
Walk Score® 37 45
Nearest Large City
Distance to Nearest City 66 miles 72 miles
City Nashville na
Recreation
National Parks 7 7
National Campgrounds 51 26
State Parks 5 11
Medical Care (2016)
Accredited Hospitals 4 4
Building Permits (single family homes)
2016 193 346
2015 195 324
Gain ('15 to '16) -1% 6%
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Population Distribution (2010)
Median Age (yrs) 28 37
White 75.8% 80.7%
Black or African American 13.9% 7.2%
Native American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3% 0.8%
Asian 4.2% 3.6%
Native Hawaiian 0.2% 0.2%
Other Race 3.0% 4.4%
Multiple Races 2.7% 3.0%
Hispanic or Latino 6.5% 11.6%
Income and Housing (2010)
Family Income $45,287 $69,596
Occupied Housing 92% 83%
Vacant Housing 8% 17%
Home Ownership 41% 55%
Persons Per Family 3.00 2.90
Taxes (2018)
Local and State 6.0% 6.8%
Local, State and Federal 103 days 113 days
Climate - Average Temperatures (1971-2000)
Climate Type Temperate & Humid Temperate & Humid
January Low Temp 25 F 27 F
July High Temp 89 F 86 F
Annual Precipitation 52 in 35 in
Elevation 528 ft 1,652 ft
Natural Hazard Risk
Total Hazard Risk Moderate Moderate
Earthquake .5% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 0 10
Flood Moderate Very High
Tornado Moderate Low
Volcano No Risk No Risk
Wildfire High Low
Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear)
Nearby Reactors 0 2
Crimes per 10,000 Population - Annual Avg (2001-2017)
Violent Crimes 49 40
Property Crimes 522 397
Home Energy Use - Annual Avg (1971-2000)
Heating Degree Days 4,243 4,662
Cooling Degree Days 1,413 1,253
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