Forrest City, Arkansas
A care home offers a communal setting for people who are who do not require skilled nursing services. Amenities offered can include three meals a day, washing clothes, and transit. This type of community is akin to a single-family home. In Arkansas, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around $38,100. Arkansas maintains a number of stipulations associated with this kind of community. The Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Medical Services, and Office of Long Term Care (Office) supervises this type of community.
Cost of Living
The community in which a senior care community is based might have a large impact on community price. The total cost of living is a big influence when determining which community works for your loved one's needs. The rent burden for Forrest City is about 17.8% of the average monthly income. Per month, the median price of rent in Forrest City is $626 per month and the median price of a home in Forrest City is $64,034.
Demographics and Values
Out of the total population of Forrest City, 38.9% participate in the labor force, 12.1% do not have health insurance, 5.4% are widowed, and 31.7% live in poverty. Demographically, Forrest City is 70.5% black, 25.7% white, 0.7% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 1.6% other or not specified, 1.2% mixed race, 3.1% Hispanic, and 0.4% Native American. Out of the total city population, 40.2% are female and 59.8% are male. The median age of Forrest City is 35 years old. The current population of Forrest City consists of 12,728 people and in total the Forrest City metro area has a population of 14,291. Forrest City has a population density of 336 people per square mile. Of the population of Forrest City 7.9% have a college degree, 3.5% have a graduate degree, and 37.6% have a high-school diploma. In Forrest City, 6.2% of the citizens are veterans of the United States military.
An overview of Arkansas
The natural beauty of Arkansas is ranked 19th in the nation. The state of Arkansas has 88 hospitals and 130 health centers, providing care to a population of 3,024,692. Arkansas Heart Hospital, Llc, Arkansas Surgical Hospital, and And Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. In terms of personal well-being, Arkansas ranks 49th in healthcare and 45th in quality of life compared to other states. The state of Arkansas has a cost of living index of 88.4 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. The state has a grocery index rating of 92.0 and a housing index rating of 73.9.
Social demographics of the state
During the latest presidential election, 61% voted for the Republican candidate while 34% voted for the Democratic candidate. The state of Arkansas ranks 33rd in the country for diversity. The state has a median age of 38 and 30% of its population being over the age of 55. In terms of religious values, 41% of Arkansas's population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 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.
State-wide weather information
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. During the summer, the average temperature in Arkansas is around 79F. The average high summer temperature is around 95F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 60F during the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls 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 amount of precipitation peaks during the month of May at around 6.85 inches. On average, the state receives 4.23 inches of precipitation a month. The average humidity across the state is 71%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 73% in the month of May. 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 tulip trees, orchid, mink, and water oak. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the bobwhite quail, the armadillo, the mourning dove, or the black bears. The state animal of Arkansas is the white-tailed deer.