A care home provides a home-like setting for individuals who are able to preform activities of daily living with minimal assistance but seek supervision inside a safe and secure location. This type of community is like a single-family home. Services provided can include food service, laundry services, and transit. In Arkansas, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around $38,100. The state of Arkansas has a number of provisions associated with this kind of community. The Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Medical Services, and Office of Long Term Care (Office) certifies this type of community.
Cost of Living
Cost of living can be a major influence in determining what destination fits best. Per month, the median price of rent in Brinkley is about $445 per month and the median price of a house in Brinkley is $62,059. The rent burden for Brinkley is about 11.3% of the average person's monthly income.
Demographics and Values
Brinkley has a population density of 184 people per square mile. The current population of Brinkley consists of 2,152 people and in total the Brinkley metro area has a population of 2,714. In Brinkley, 11.0% do not have health insurance, 25.4% have some form of disability, 31.2% live in poverty, and 9.4% are widowed. In Brinkley, 6.2% of the people are veterans of the United States armed forces. Out of the total city population, 44.1% are male and 55.9% are female. The median age of Brinkley is 43 years old. Demographically, Brinkley is 48.7% black, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.0% other or not specified, 0.0% Native American, 46.3% white, 3.7% mixed race, 1.3% Asian, and 4.3% Hispanic. In terms of education, 7.9% have a college degree, 2.7% have a graduate degree, and 42.9% have a high-school diploma.
An overview of Arkansas
There are 88 general hospitals and 130 health centers that provide care for 3,024,692 Arkansas residents. The three highest ranked hospitals in Arkansas are Arkansas Heart Hospital, Llc, Arkansas Surgical Hospital, and And Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas. The natural beauty of Arkansas is ranked 19th in the nation. In terms of resources, Arkansas has a cost of living index of 88.4, a grocery index rating of 92.0, and a housing index rating of 73.9. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. Overall, Arkansas ranks 45th out of all states in quality of life and 49th in healthcare.
Social demographics of the state
In terms of diversity, Arkansas ranks 33rd in the nation. The state has a median age of 38 and 30% of its population being over the age of 55. Forty-one percent of Arkansas residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state's 6,697 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-46%, Mainline Protestant-16%, and Historically Black Protestant-8%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-2%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Arkansas there are 361 masonic lodges. During the latest presidential election, 61% voted for the Republican candidate while 34% voted for the Democratic candidate.
State-wide weather information
On average, the state receives 4.23 inches of precipitation a month. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of May at around 6.85 inches. During the winter, the average temperature in Arkansas drops to around 41F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 60F during the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 22F during the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 79F. The average high summer temperature is around 95F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 60F in the month of June. Arkansas experiences an average humidity rating of about 71%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 73% in the month of May. On average, Arkansas has an air quality index rating of around 38.8 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of July with a rating of 47.9 AQI. While residents of Arkansas mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Arkansas can include earthquakes (moderate) and tornadoes.
Wildlife to be found in Arkansas
The state of Arkansas has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of Mexican juniper, pine, tulip trees, and mink. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the armadillo, the black bears, the mourning dove, or the white-tailed deer. The state animal of Arkansas is the white-tailed deer.