A care home offers a communal setting for seniors who are able to preform activities of daily living with minimal assistance but desire oversight within a safe and protected complex. Services offered might include three meals a day, laundry, and transit. This type of community is like a single-family home. In Illinois, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around $50,040. Illinois maintains a number of provisions related to this kind of community. The Illinois Department of Public Health supervises this community type.
Cost of Living
The overall cost of care for a community is affected by the city where it is located. The rent burden for Waterloo is about 17.8% of the average person's monthly income. Per month, the median rent in Waterloo is $1,176 and the median home value in Waterloo costs around $180,493.
Demographics and Values
Out of the total city population, 53.2% are female and 46.8% are male. The median age of Waterloo is 41 years old. Waterloo has a population density of 491 people per square mile. Currently, the population of Waterloo consists of 10,135 people and in total the Waterloo metro area has a population of 10,355. In terms of education, 28.5% have a high-school diploma, 10.3% have a graduate degree, and 27.8% have a college degree. Out of the total population of Waterloo, 6.3% live in poverty, 6.7% are widowed, 65.2% participate in the labor force, and 13.3% have some form of disability. Racially, the population of Waterloo is 0.2% Asian, 1.8% Hispanic, 0.2% other or not specified, 0.4% black, 0.5% mixed race, 98.7% white, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, and 0.0% Native American. In Waterloo, 6.2% of the citizens are veterans of the United States armed forces.
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. Overall, Illinois ranks 35th in quality of life and 22nd in healthcare compared to other US states. The natural beauty of Illinois is ranked 43rd in the nation. There are 199 hospitals and 383 health centers that service 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 terms of religion, 34% of Illinois residents attend religious services among the 12,453 different congregations that are available in the state. 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 Illinois, 29% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 38. In the most recent presidential election, 39% of Illinois residents voted Republican and 56% voted Democrat.
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 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. The average temperature in the summer rises to 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. 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 monthly precipitation for the state of Illinois is around 3.33 inches. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of May at around 6.02 inches. 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 bird's foot violet, blazing star, angelica, and black snakeroot. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the cougar, the eastern red bat, the coyote, or the American black bear. The state animal of Illinois is the white-tailed deer.