Care homes provide seniors with an intimate feeling of community minus the agitation of other types of care communities. This type of community is akin to a single-family home. Services offered can include regular dining options, laundry, and transit. In Arkansas, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around $38,100. Arkansas maintains specific regulations 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 is a motivating factor in deciding which location meets the needs of your loved one. The median home value in Camden is around $67,630 and the median rent is about $482 per month a month. The rent burden for Camden is around 14.4% of the average person's monthly income.
Demographics and Values
In terms of education, 6.3% have a graduate degree, 38.8% have a high-school diploma, and 16.6% have a college degree. In Camden, 8.0% of the people are veterans. The current population of Camden consists of 10,321 people and in total the Camden metro area has a population of 11,030. Camden has a population density of 257 people per square mile. In Camden, 10.8% are widows, 52.0% participate in the labor force, 18.6% have some form of disability, and 35.6% live in poverty. Based on gender, 45.1% are male and 54.9% are female. The median age of Camden is 39 years old. Demographically, Camden is 0.2% other or not specified, 0.5% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 42.1% white, 4.0% Hispanic, 1.4% mixed race, 55.7% black, and 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian.
An overview of Arkansas
The quality of life enjoyed by the average Arkansas citizen is ranked 45th nation-wide. Additionally, Arkansas is ranked 49th by healthcare standards. There are 88 hospitals and 130 health centers that service a population of 3,024,692. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Arkansas Heart Hospital, Llc, Arkansas Surgical Hospital, and And Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas. Based on natural beauty, Arkansas ranks 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.
Social demographics of the state
The median age in the state is 38, and 30% of the population is over the age of 55. In terms of religion, 41% of Arkansas residents attend religious services among the 6,697 different congregations that are available in the state. 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. The state of Arkansas ranks 33rd in the country for diversity. During the latest presidential election, 61% voted for the Republican candidate while 34% voted for the Democratic candidate.
State-wide weather information
On average, Arkansas has an air quality index rating of around 38.8 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of July with a rating of around 47.9 AQI. During the summer, the average temperature in Arkansas is around 79F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 95F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 60F in the month of June. 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 humidity across the state is 71%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 73% in the month of May. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Arkansas is around 4.23 inches. The most precipitation occurs in May with an average of 6.85 inches of precipitation a month. 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 cypresses, pine, hickory, and orchid. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the catfish, the black bears, the mourning dove, or the armadillo. The state animal of Arkansas is the white-tailed deer.