A care home offers a home-like setting for people who are capable of performing the activities of daily living with minimal assistance but seek oversight within a safe and protected location. This type of community is akin to a single-family home. Services offered might include regular dining options, laundry services, and transit. The annual median cost for a private room is around $166,988 and the cost for a semi-private room is around $152,388. Connecticut maintains a number of stipulations associated with this type of community. The Department of Public Health and community Licensing licenses this community type.
Cost of Living
The price of a Retirement community is determined by the destination where it is located. Monthly, the median rent in Meriden is around $1,262 and the median home value for Meriden is approximately $173,556. The rent burden for Meriden is about 19.0% of the average person’s monthly income.
Demographics and Values
In Meriden, 5.9% of the people are veterans of the United States military. In terms of education, 22.5% have a college degree, 6.7% have a graduate degree, and 38.9% have a high-school diploma. Based on gender, 47.2% are male and 52.8% are female. The median age of Meriden is 43 years old. Demographically, Meriden is 24.1% Hispanic, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 3.8% other or not specified, 2.5% mixed race, 10.3% black, 1.8% Asian, 81.5% white, and 0.1% Native American. Out of the total population of Meriden, 6.9% are widows, 10.8% live in poverty, 12.0% have some form of disability, and 64.3% participate in the labor force. Meriden has a population density of 972 people per square mile. The total population of Meriden consists of 59,927 people.
An overview of Connecticut
Connecticut is ranked 21st in quality of life and 3rd in healthcare. The state of Connecticut has a cost of living index of 128.8 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything above 100 is considered more expensive than the average. The state has a grocery index rating of 114.2 and a housing index rating of 144.7. The state of Connecticut has 38 hospitals and 121 health centers, providing care to a population of 3,571,450. St Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Sharon Hospital, and Lawrence and Memorial Hospital are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. The natural beauty of Connecticut is ranked 6th in the nation.
Social demographics of the state
In terms of religious values, 28% of Connecticut’s population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 2,597 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-13%, Mainline Protestant-17%, and Historically Black Protestant-5%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-3%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Connecticut there are 109 masonic lodges. The state of Connecticut ranks 14th in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly. The median age in the state is 41, and 32% of the population is over the age of 55. In the last presidential election 55% of Connecticut residents voted Democrat and 41% voted Republican.
State-wide weather information
During the summer, the average temperature in Connecticut is around 70F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 86F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 52F in the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 29F. The average high winter temperature is around 44F in the month of December. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 12F in the month of January. On average, Connecticut has an air quality index rating of around 41.2 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of July with a rating of around 53.7 AQI. Connecticut experiences an average humidity rating of about 69%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 70% in the month of September. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Connecticut is around 4.15 inches. The most precipitation occurs in March with an average of 5.47 inches of precipitation a month. While residents of Connecticut mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Connecticut can include hurricanes and tornadoes.
Wildlife to be found in Connecticut
The state of Connecticut has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of kingcup or marsh marigold, blue flag iris, white-tailed deer, and mountain laurel. The state animal of Connecticut is the the sperm whale.