Residential care homes offer a personal care for your loved one. Residential care homes provide community living with around the clock staff and personal support. This type of community is akin to a single-family home. Services provided may include regular dining options, and transit. In Arkansas, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around $38,100. Arkansas maintains a number of stipulations related to this type of community. The Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Medical Services, and Office of Long Term Care (Office) licenses this community type.
Cost of Living
The location where a senior care community is based could have a big impact on the cost of care. The overall cost of living is a big influence when choosing which location works for you or your loved one. Monthly, the median cost of rent in Jonesboro is about $832 and the median home value in Jonesboro is about $145,736. The rent burden for Jonesboro is around 14.8% of the average person's monthly income.
Demographics and Values
Out of the total population of Jonesboro, 63.1% participate in the labor force, 6.0% are widows, 10.8% do not have health insurance, and 20.4% live in poverty. Demographically, Jonesboro is 0.7% Native American, 0.2% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 1.6% Asian, 6.1% Hispanic, 3.4% mixed race, 72.8% white, 2.5% other or not specified, and 18.7% black. In Jonesboro, 7.1% of the people are veterans of the United States armed forces. Currently, the population of Jonesboro consists of 73,788 people and in total the Jonesboro metro area has a population of 75,866. Jonesboro has a population density of 366 people per square mile. Based on gender, 48.2% are male and 51.8% are female. The median age of Jonesboro is 32 years old. Of the population of Jonesboro 30.8% have a college degree, 29.5% have a high-school diploma, and 11.8% have a graduate degree.
An overview of Arkansas
Arkansas is ranked 45th in quality of life and 49th in healthcare. There are 88 general hospitals and 130 health centers that provide care for 3,024,692 Arkansas residents. Arkansas Heart Hospital, Llc, Arkansas Surgical Hospital, and And Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. Residents of Arkansas enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 19th in the United States. 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
In terms of diversity, Arkansas ranks 33rd in the nation. In the last presidential election 34% of Arkansas residents voted Democrat and 61% voted Republican. In Arkansas, 30% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 38. Forty-one percent of Arkansas residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state's 6,697 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-2%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-46%, Mainline Protestant-16%, and Historically Black Protestant-8%. In Arkansas there are 361 masonic lodges.
State-wide weather information
The average air quality index rating in Arkansas is 38.8 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of July with a rating of 47.9 AQI. The average humidity across the state is 71%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of May at around 73%. The average temperature in the summer rises to 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. The average high winter temperature is around 60F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 22F in the month of January. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Arkansas is around 4.23 inches. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of May at around 6.85 inches. 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 pine, Mexican juniper, tulip trees, and hickory. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the bobwhite quail, the white-tailed deer, the black bears, or the armadillo. The state animal of Arkansas is the white-tailed deer.