A care home provides a communal setting for seniors who are who do not require skilled nursing care. This type of community is akin to a single-family home. Services offered can include food service, washing clothes, and transportation. In Illinois, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around $50,040. Illinois maintains specific statutes associated with this kind of community. The Illinois Department of Public Health supervises this type of community.
Cost of Living
The overall cost of care for a community is determined by the destination in which it is located. The rent burden for Bethalto is around 16.2% of the average person's monthly income. Monthly, the median rent in Bethalto is about $944 per month and the median home value in Bethalto is $130,089.
Demographics and Values
Of the population of Bethalto 33.5% have a high-school diploma, 7.9% have a graduate degree, and 21.5% have a college degree. Out of the total population of Bethalto, 9.7% live in poverty, 64.7% participate in the labor force, 12.4% have some form of disability, and 10.0% are widowed. In Bethalto, 7.3% of the population are veterans of the United States military. Based on gender, 50.1% are male and 49.9% are female. The median age of Bethalto is 39 years old. The current population of Bethalto consists of 9,327 people. Bethalto has a population density of 479 people per square mile. Racially, the population of Bethalto is 0.5% Asian, 0.8% black, 0.0% Native American, 97.1% white, 1.7% Hispanic, 1.4% mixed race, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, and 0.1% other or not specified.
An overview of Illinois
Residents of Illinois enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 43rd in the United States. Illinois is ranked 35th in quality of life and 22nd in healthcare. 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. The state of Illinois has 199 hospitals and 383 health centers, providing care to a population of 12,696,123. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Sherman Hospital, Sam Health St. Mary's Hospital Ã‚Â¢'‚¬Centralia, and And Midwestern Region Medical Center.
Social demographics of the state
In terms of diversity, Illinois ranks 10th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly. In Illinois, 34% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 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. During the latest presidential election, 39% voted for the Republican candidate while 56% voted for the Democratic candidate. The median age in the state is 38, and 29% of the population is over the age of 55.
State-wide weather information
The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of May at around 6.02 inches. On average, the state receives 3.33 inches of precipitation a month. On average, Illinois has an air quality index rating of around 37.7 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of May with a rating of 54.5 AQI. During the summer, the average temperature in Illinois is around 73F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 91F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 53F in the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 28F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 49F during the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 10F in the month of January. Illinois experiences an average humidity rating of about 71%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 78%. 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, aromatic aster, viola pedata, and black eyedSusan. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the eastern red bat, the American pygmy shrew, the cougar, or the coyote. The state animal of Illinois is the white-tailed deer.