A care home offers a home-like environment for people who are capable of performing the activities of daily living with minimal assistance but seek oversight within a safe and protected community. Amenities offered can include food service, laundry services, and transit. This type of community is resembles a single-family home. In Arkansas, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around $38,100. Arkansas maintains specific rules associated with this kind of community. The Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Medical Services, and Office of Long Term Care (Office) licenses this type of community.
Cost of Living
The overall cost of living can be a big influence in deciding which community is the best fit for your loved one's needs. Per month, the median rent in Strong is about $313 and the median value of a home in Strong is around $42,080. The rent burden for Strong is around 10.2% of the average monthly income.
Demographics and Values
In terms of education, 2.9% have a graduate degree, 9.7% have a college degree, and 53.6% have a high-school diploma. Demographically, Strong is 0.0% mixed race, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 1.1% Hispanic, 0.0% other or not specified, 34.0% white, 0.5% Native American, 0.0% Asian, and 65.5% black. In Strong, 14.0% are widows, 22.6% live in poverty, 36.8% participate in the labor force, and 9.2% do not have health insurance. In Strong, 6.3% of the people are veterans. Strong has a population density of 180 people per square mile. The current population of Strong consists of 520 people. Based on gender, 48.0% are male and 52.0% are female. The median age of Strong is 56 years old.
An overview of Arkansas
Residents of Arkansas enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 19th in the United States. There are 88 hospitals and 130 health centers that service a population of 3,024,692. The three highest ranked hospitals in Arkansas are Arkansas Heart Hospital, Llc, Arkansas Surgical Hospital, and And Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas. Overall, Arkansas ranks 45th in quality of life and 49th in healthcare compared to other US 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
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. The median age in the state is 38, and 30% of the population is over the age of 55. In terms of diversity, Arkansas ranks 33rd in the nation. In the most recent presidential election, 61% of Arkansas residents voted Republican and 34% voted Democrat.
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 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. 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. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 60F during the month of June. On average, the state receives 4.23 inches of precipitation a month. The most precipitation occurs in May with an average of 6.85 inches of precipitation a month. On average, the humidity rating for Arkansas is around 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 mink, orchid, Mexican juniper, and water oak. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the armadillo, the black bears, the white-tailed deer, or the mourning dove. The state animal of Arkansas is the white-tailed deer.