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A care home offers a communal setting for persons who are capable of performing the activities of daily living with minimal assistance but desire supervision inside a safe and secure complex. This type of community is like a single-family home. Services provided can include food service, laundry services, and transportation. In Illinois, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around $50,040. The state of Illinois has specific statutes related to this type of community. The Illinois Department of Public Health certifies this type of community.
Cost of Living
Cost of living can be a big influence when determining what destination fits best. Alton has a median home value of $80,362 and the median cost of rent is around $742 per month per month. The rent burden for Alton is around 17.3% of the average monthly income.
Demographics and Values
Out of the total city population, 47.2% are male and 52.8% are female. The median age of Alton is 38 years old. Of the population of Alton 18.5% have a college degree, 6.7% have a graduate degree, and 33.4% have a high-school diploma. Demographically, Alton is 0.1% Native American, 4.1% mixed race, 2.0% Hispanic, 26.2% black, 0.5% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.3% other or not specified, and 68.8% white. Out of the total population of Alton, 7.0% do not have health insurance, 17.8% have some form of disability, 8.5% consider themselves widows, and 59.3% participate in the labor force. In Alton, 9.6% of the population are veterans. Alton has a population density of 665 people per square mile.
An overview of Illinois
In terms of resources, Illinois has a cost of living index of 95.7, a grocery index rating of 94.2, and a housing index rating of 87.2. 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 Illinois enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 43rd in the United States. There are 199 hospitals and 383 health centers that service a population of 12,696,123. The three highest ranked hospitals in Illinois are Sherman Hospital, Sam Health St. Mary's Hospital Ã‚Â¢'‚¬Centralia, and And Midwestern Region Medical Center. Overall, Illinois ranks 35th out of all states in quality of life and 22nd in healthcare.
Social demographics of the state
In terms of diversity, Illinois ranks 10th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly. The median age in the state is 38, and 29% of the population is over the age of 55. Thirty-four percent of Illinois residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state's 12,453 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-20%, Mainline Protestant-16%, and Historically Black Protestant-7%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-2%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Illinois there are 518 masonic lodges. In the last presidential election 56% of Illinois residents voted Democrat and 39% voted Republican.
State-wide weather information
The average temperature in the winter falls to around 28F. The average high winter temperature is around 49F in the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 10F during the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 73F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 91F during the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 53F during the month of June. The average humidity across the state is 71%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 78%. On average, the state receives 3.33 inches of precipitation a month. The most precipitation occurs in May with an average of 6.02 inches of precipitation a month. The average air quality index rating in Illinois is 37.7 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of May with a rating of 54.5 AQI. While residents of Illinois mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Illinois can include floods, earthquakes (moderate), and and tornadoes.
Wildlife to be found in Illinois
The state of Illinois has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of bloodroot, blazing star, angelica, and bird's foot violet. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the eastern red bat, the American black bear, the American pygmy shrew, or the big brown bat. The state animal of Illinois is the white-tailed deer.