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Compare city quality of life facts and figures for the top ranked East Coast retirement cities.

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

  



City Type Comparison - East Coast
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City Type
City Type East Coast, Lakes & Rivers, College Town East Coast, Lakes & Rivers, College Town East Coast, College Town, State Capital East Coast East Coast, College Town, City Living na
Population (2016 est.)
Population (Current) 81,185 96,114 39,418 129,113 110,651 78,040
Population (1990) 59,646 61,492 33,187 108,056 95,802 49,272
Land Area (sq mi) 34 29 7 38 6 36
Persons Per Square Mile 2,388 3,314 5,631 3,398 17,289 2,151
Home Prices
2018 $228,805 $429,604 $487,432 $513,679 $1,079,435 $419,000
Total Appreciation ('01 to '18) 99.3% 78.8% 78.7% 19.4% 120.0% 76.0%
Annual Appreciation ('17 to '18) 4.4% 4.0% 0.8% 2.7% 25.1% 6.0%
Avg Annual Appreciation ('01 to '18) 4.4% 3.7% 3.7% 1.1% 5.1% 3.8%
Big City Prices ('18) $266,000 $355,000 $301,000 $428,000 $491,000 $340,000
Bargain Index 70% 98% 131% 97% 178% 101%
Big City Orlando Miami Baltimore NYC-Northern NJ Boston na
Monthly Rent $1,405 $1,943 $1,815 $2,544 $2,182 $1,495
Price/Rent Index 10.9 14.8 18.0 13.6 33.2 19.0
Cost of Living (2018)
Cost of Living 87% 119% 124% 147% 194% 109%
Air Quality - Annual Avg (2001-2017)
Good Days 87% 83% 65% 66% 46% 72%
Moderate Days 13% 17% 30% 28% 50% 25%
Unhealthy for Sensitive Persons Days 0% 0% 4% 5% 4% 3%
Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 1% 1% 0% 0%
Very Unhealthy Days 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Water Quality (2002-2014)
Good 12% na 60% 38% 11% 36%
Threatened 0% na 0% 6% 0% 2%
Impaired 88% na 40% 56% 89% 62%
Walkability
Walk Score® 30 41 50 54 87 45
Nearest Large City
Distance to Nearest City 72 miles 44 miles 31 miles 41 miles 4 miles 72 miles
City Orlando Hialeah Baltimore New York City Boston na
Recreation
National Parks 1 3 68 28 22 7
National Campgrounds 6 0 37 8 8 26
State Parks 5 8 17 58 44 11
Medical Care (2016)
Accredited Hospitals 8 5 4 3 33 4
Building Permits (single family homes)
2016 214 146 40 50 31 346
2015 157 131 42 36 39 324
Gain ('15 to '16) 36% 11% -5% 39% -21% 6%
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Population Distribution (2010)
Median Age (yrs) 43 45 36 37 30 37
White 80.9% 88.5% 60.1% 65.0% 66.6% 80.7%
Black or African American 10.3% 5.2% 26.0% 13.9% 11.7% 7.2%
Native American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3% 0.2% 0.3% 0.3% 0.2% 0.8%
Asian 3.1% 2.4% 2.1% 7.9% 15.1% 3.6%
Native Hawaiian 0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.2%
Other Race 2.1% 2.0% 9.0% 9.7% 2.1% 4.4%
Multiple Races 3.1% 1.6% 2.6% 3.2% 4.3% 3.0%
Hispanic or Latino 8.9% 11.9% 16.8% 23.8% 7.6% 11.6%
Income and Housing (2010)
Family Income $55,468 $96,543 $88,646 $88,050 $87,750 $69,596
Occupied Housing 87% 83% 90% 94% 93% 83%
Vacant Housing 13% 17% 10% 6% 7% 17%
Home Ownership 60% 70% 51% 55% 35% 55%
Persons Per Family 2.80 2.80 3.00 3.20 2.80 2.90
Taxes (2018)
Local and State 6.8% 6.8% 6.0% 6.4% 6.3% 6.8%
Local, State and Federal 103 days 103 days 109 days 123 days 116 days 113 days
Climate - Average Temperatures (1971-2000)
Climate Type Warm & Humid Warm & Humid Cool & Wet Cool & Wet Cool & Wet Temperate & Humid
January Low Temp 50 F 58 F 24 F 19 F 22 F 27 F
July High Temp 91 F 92 F 88 F 85 F 82 F 86 F
Annual Precipitation 48 in 57 in 45 in 53 in 43 in 35 in
Elevation 25 ft 15 ft 25 ft 190 ft 20 ft 1,652 ft
Natural Hazard Risk
Total Hazard Risk Higher Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate
Earthquake .1% 0% .2% .6% .6% 10.9%
Tsunami No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk
Hurricane >60 >60 20-40 20-40 20-40 10
Flood Very High Very High Very High Very High Very High Very High
Tornado Low Low Low Low Low Low
Volcano No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk No Risk
Wildfire High Low Low Low Low Low
Man-Made Hazard Risk (Nuclear)
Nearby Reactors 2 4 10 4 2 2
Crimes per 10,000 Population - Annual Avg (2001-2017)
Violent Crimes 96 24 84 27 41 40
Property Crimes 479 317 376 172 302 397
Home Energy Use - Annual Avg (1971-2000)
Heating Degree Days 595 219 4,695 5,582 5,630 4,662
Cooling Degree Days 3,186 4,241 1,162 692 777 1,253
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