Care homes provide seniors with an intimate sense of community without the agitation of larger nursing homes. This type of community is resembles a single-family home. Services offered might include food service, laundry services, and transportation. In Arkansas, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around $38,100. Arkansas maintains 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 community type.
Cost of Living
Cost of living can be a major factor in determining which community fits best. The median home value in Parkin costs around $49,795 and the median rent is around $392 per month a month. The rent burden for Parkin is around 17.7% of the average monthly income.
Demographics and Values
In Parkin, 13.5% of the citizens are veterans. Of the population of Parkin 5.0% have a college degree, 50.1% have a high-school diploma, and 1.3% have a graduate degree. Demographically, Parkin is 6.3% mixed race, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.0% other or not specified, 1.1% Hispanic, 0.0% Asian, 65.0% black, 0.0% Native American, and 28.7% white. Based on gender, 52.5% are female and 47.5% are male. The median age of Parkin is 51 years old. Parkin has a population density of 153 people per square mile. Currently, the population of Parkin consists of 1,017 people. Out of the total population of Parkin, 34.7% have some form of disability, 9.1% do not have health insurance, 27.4% live in poverty, and 17.2% are widowed.
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 standards of healthcare. 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. Residents of Arkansas enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 19th in the United States. 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.
Social demographics of the state
In the most recent presidential election, 61% of Arkansas residents voted Republican and 34% voted Democrat. 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. In Arkansas, 30% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 38. In terms of diversity, Arkansas ranks 33rd in the nation.
State-wide weather information
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. 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%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of May at around 73%. 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. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of May at around 6.85 inches. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Arkansas is around 4.23 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 orchid, pine, tulip trees, and mink. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the mourning dove, the armadillo, the white-tailed deer, or the eastern wild turkey. The state animal of Arkansas is the white-tailed deer.