Granite City, Illinois
Care homes offer seniors with a close sense of community minus the commotion of a larger nursing home. This type of community is like a single-family home. Services offered can include regular dining options, laundry services, and transit. In Illinois, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around $50,040. Illinois maintains specific regulations related to this type of community. The Illinois Department of Public Health supervises this type of community.
Cost of Living
The overall cost of living can be a big influence in selecting which care choice works for your loved one. The rent burden for Granite City is about 14.1% of the average person's monthly income. The median monthly rent in Granite City is $705 and the median value for a house for Granite City is around $83,106.
Demographics and Values
Racially, the population of Granite City is 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 7.3% Hispanic, 1.9% mixed race, 0.9% other or not specified, 6.9% black, 0.5% Native American, 0.8% Asian, and 89.0% white. The current population of Granite City consists of 28,746 people. Granite City has a population density of 575 people per square mile. In Granite City, 16.5% have some form of disability, 59.6% participate in the labor force, 8.1% are widowed, and 6.4% do not have health insurance. Of the population of Granite City 38.3% have a high-school diploma, 13.2% have a college degree, and 5.1% have a graduate degree. Based on gender, 50.0% are female and 50.0% are male. The median age of Granite City is 42 years old. In Granite City, 11.3% of the population are veterans of the United States armed forces.
An overview of Illinois
In terms of personal well-being, Illinois ranks 22nd in healthcare and 35th in quality of life compared to other states. There are 199 general hospitals and 383 health centers that provide care for 12,696,123 Illinois residents. 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. Based on natural beauty, Illinois ranks 43rd in the nation. 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.
Social demographics of the state
In terms of religious values, 34% of Illinois's population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 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 most recent presidential election, 39% of Illinois residents voted Republican and 56% voted Democrat. The state has a median age of 38 and 29% of its population being over the age of 55. In terms of diversity, Illinois ranks 10th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly.
State-wide weather information
On average, the humidity rating for Illinois is around 71%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 78% in the month of December. 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. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 53F during the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 28F. The average high winter temperature is around 49F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 10F in the month of January. The average air quality index rating in Illinois is 37.7 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 54.5 AQI. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Illinois is around 3.33 inches. The most precipitation occurs in May with an average of 6.02 inches of precipitation a month. 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, black eyedSusan, and viola pedata. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the coyote, the eastern red bat, the cougar, or the American pygmy shrew. The state animal of Illinois is the white-tailed deer.