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Compare city quality of life facts and figures for three of the best places to retire in Tennessee.

Compare home prices, cost of living, air quality, medical care, water quality, demographics and more. Use the drop down box to make another state comparison.

  




Tennessee Cities
blank Gatlinburg Clarksville Oak Ridge 99-City Avg
City Type
City Type Mountains, National Parks Lakes & Rivers, College Town Mountains, Lakes & Rivers na
Population (2016 est.)
Population (Current) 4,206 150,287 29,350 78,040
Population (1990) 3,417 75,494 27,310 49,272
Land Area (sq mi) 10 98 85 36
Persons Per Square Mile 421 1,534 345 2,151
Home Prices
2018 $164,967 $181,200 $154,785 $419,000
Total Appreciation ('01 to '18) -1.9% 78.7% 22.9% 76.0%
Annual Appreciation ('17 to '18) 6.9% 5.2% 9.9% 6.0%
Avg Annual Appreciation ('01 to '18) -0.1% 3.9% 1.4% 3.8%
Big City Prices ('18) $191,000 $263,000 $191,000 $340,000
Bargain Index 70% 56% 66% 101%
Big City Knoxville Nashville Knoxville na
Monthly Rent $1,061 $1,169 $944 $1,495
Price/Rent Index 10.4 10.4 11.0 19.0
Cost of Living (2018)
Cost of Living 70% 74% 66% 109%
Air Quality - Annual Avg (2001-2017)
Good Days 266 251 251 72%
Moderate Days 84 104 42 25%
Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days 14 9 8 3%
Unhealthy Days 1 0 1 0%
Very Unhealthy Days 0 0 0 0%
Water Quality (2002-2014)
Good 87% 66% 22% 36%
Threatened 0% 0% 0% 2%
Impaired 13% 35% 78% 62%
Walkability
Walk Score® 59 18 18 45
Nearest Large City
Distance to Nearest City 221 miles 47 miles 23 miles 72 miles
City Nashville Nashville Knoxville na
Recreation
National Parks 10 5 8 7
National Campgrounds 60 45 57 26
State Parks 2 12 7 11
Medical Care (2016)
Accredited Hospitals 0 3 1 4
Building Permits (single family homes)
2016 9 788 25 346
2015 6 688 32 324
Gain ('15 to '16) 50% 15% -22% 6%
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Population Distribution (2010)
Median Age (yrs) 45 29 44 37
White 85.3% 65.6% 83.9% 80.7%
Black or African American 0.6% 23.3% 8.1% 7.2%
Native American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4% 0.6% 0.4% 0.8%
Asian 2.8% 2.3% 2.5% 3.6%
Native Hawaiian 0.0% 0.5% 0.0% 0.2%
Other Race 8.9% 2.8% 2.0% 4.4%
Multiple Races 1.9% 5.1% 3.0% 3.0%
Hispanic or Latino 15.0% 9.3% 4.6% 11.6%
Income and Housing (2010)
Family Income $51,667 $52,708 $69,333 $69,596
Occupied Housing 29% 90% 88% 83%
Vacant Housing 71% 10% 12% 17%
Home Ownership 57% 56% 64% 55%
Persons Per Family 2.80 3.10 2.90 2.90
Taxes (2018)
Local and State 9.5% 9.5% 9.5% 6.8%
Local, State and Federal 95 days 95 days 95 days 113 days
Climate - Average Temperatures (1971-2000)
Climate Type Temperate & Humid Temperate & Humid Temperate & Humid Temperate & Humid
January Low Temp 25 F 25 F 27 F 27 F
July High Temp 85 F 90 F 88 F 86 F
Annual Precipitation 57 in 55 in 55 in 35 in
Elevation 1,454 ft 382 ft 905 ft 1,652 ft
Natural Hazard Risk
Total Hazard Risk Moderate Lower Lower Moderate
Earthquake 1.5% 1% 1.5% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk
Hurricane 0 0 0 10
Flood Very High Very High Very High Very High
Tornado Low Low Low Low
Volcano No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk
Wildfire High Low Low Low
Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear)
Nearby Reactors 6 0 1 2
Crimes per 10,000 Population - Annual Avg (2001-2017)
Violent Crimes 71 66 51 40
Property Crimes 901 361 498 397
Home Energy Use - Annual Avg (1971-2000)
Heating Degree Days 4,362 4,058 3,993 4,662
Cooling Degree Days 797 1,512 1,301 1,253
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