A care home offers a home-like setting for individuals who are able to preform activities of daily living with minimal assistance but seek oversight within a safe and protective complex. This type of community is similar to a single-family home. Services offered may include food service, laundry services, and transit. In Illinois, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around $50,040. The state of Illinois has specific regulations related to this kind of community. The Illinois Department of Public Health governs this type of community.
Cost of Living
Cost of living is a major factor when deciding which care choice works for your loved one. Collinsville has a median home value of about $129,312 and the median cost of rent is about $961 per month. The rent burden for Collinsville is about 17.8% of the average monthly income.
Demographics and Values
In Collinsville, 12.7% live in poverty, 6.5% are widows, 67.1% participate in the labor force, and 7.5% do not have health insurance. The total population of Collinsville consists of 24,703 people. Collinsville has a population density of 647 people per square mile. Racially, the population of Collinsville is 84.3% white, 11.2% black, 1.3% other or not specified, 1.1% Asian, 0.1% Native American, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 3.2% Hispanic, and 2.0% mixed race. Out of the total city population, 52.0% are female and 48.0% are male. The median age of Collinsville is 37 years old. In Collinsville, 9.6% of the people are veterans of the United States military. In terms of education, 28.9% have a high-school diploma, 11.0% have a graduate degree, and 27.9% have a college degree.
An overview of Illinois
Overall, Illinois ranks 35th out of all states in quality of life and 22nd in healthcare. Out of a national average of 100, Illinois has a cost of living index rating of 96, a grocery index rating of 94, and a housing index rating of 87. There are 199 general hospitals and 383 health centers that provide care for 12,696,123 Illinois residents. Sherman Hospital, Sam Health St. Mary's Hospital Ã‚Â¢'‚¬Centralia, and And Midwestern Region Medical Center are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. Based on natural beauty, Illinois ranks 43rd in the nation.
Social demographics of the state
In terms of diversity, Illinois ranks 10th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly. The state has a median age of 38 and 29% of its population being over the age of 55. In Illinois, 34% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 12,453 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-2%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-20%, Mainline Protestant-16%, and Historically Black Protestant-7%. 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
On average, the humidity rating for Illinois is around 71%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 78%. The most precipitation occurs in May with an average of 6.02 inches of precipitation a month. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Illinois is around 3.33 inches. During the summer, the average temperature in Illinois is around 73F. The average high summer temperature is around 91F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 53F during the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in Illinois drops 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. On average, Illinois has an air quality index rating of around 37.7 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 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 bee balm, bloodroot, viola pedata, and bird's foot violet. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the American pygmy shrew, the big brown bat, the eastern red bat, or the coyote. The state animal of Illinois is the white-tailed deer.