Residential care homes offer seniors with an intimate sense of community without the commotion of larger nursing homes. provided might include three meals a day, laundry services, and transit. This type of community is similar to a single-family home. In Iowa, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around $48,933. The state of Iowa has a number of stipulations related to this type of community. The Department of Inspections and Appeals and Health communities Division licenses this type of community.
Cost of Living
The location in which a community is based might have a big effect on the cost of care. The overall cost of living is a big influence when choosing which community meets the needs of your family. The cost-of-living index for Ankeny is 102.8 where a rating of 100 is the average, and any score over 100 is considered costlier than said average. Ankeny has a grocery price index of around 92.9. Ankeny has a sales tax of 6.00%.
Regional Climate and Weather Information
The air quality, humidity, and air temperature of a location may have a major effect on the well-being of you or your loved one. The average air quality index rating in Ankeny is approximately 41.5. The average AQI conditions are rated as good. This means that there is no health advisory associated with the air quality for this destination. The air quality index score reaches its highest in the month of May at around 58.8. During this time, the average air quality conditions are rated moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion. Monthly, Ankeny gets about 3 inches of precipitation. The most rain normally occurs in June with an average of 7 inches during the month. For snowfall, Ankeny gets on average 33.90 inches of snow in a year. On average, Ankeny has a humidity level of 57%. Humidity levels are highest in the month of December at about 61%. Ankeny has a hot-summer humid continental type of climate. During the summer months, Ankeny is about 76F. The summer high temperature rises to about 89F in the month of July. The low summer temperature drops to roughly 62F during the month of June. During winter, the average temperature in Ankeny sinks to roughly 27F. The high winter temperature is roughly 39F in the month of February. The lowest winter temperature gets to about 14 F during the month of January.
Demographics and Values
During the previous presidential election, 7.9% voted for a third party candidate, 51.7% voted Democrat, and 40.4% voted Republican in Polk county. Out of the total population of Ankeny, 6.3% live in poverty, 3.0% consider themselves widows, 6.7% have some form of disability, and 79.1% participate in the labor force. Out of the total city population, 51.1% are female and 48.9% are male. In Ankeny, 15.7% of the population are over the age of 55, 6.9% are over the age of 60, 3.5% are over the age of 70, and 2.2% are over the age of 80. The median age of Ankeny is 32 years old. The total population of Ankeny consists of 62,416 people. Ankeny has a population density of 804 people per square mile. The current population of Ankeny is growing at a rate of 0.046%. Racially, the population of Ankeny is 1.5% mixed race, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 1.5% black, 2.6% Hispanic, 0.0% Native American, 2.4% Asian, 94.4% white, and 0.1% other or not specified. In Ankeny, 53.8% are nonbelievers. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Ankeny 15.1% practice Catholicism, 6.8% are Lutherans, and 6.7% practice another Christian faith. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Ankeny, out of the total population 0.4% practice Judaism, 0.2% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.4% practice Islam. In Ankeny, 7.4% of the people are veterans. Ankeny is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. In terms of crime, Ankeny has 13.3 property crimes per 1000 residents and 2.1 violent crimes per 1000 residents. Of the population of Ankeny 18.7% have a high-school diploma, 45.4% have a college degree, and 12.6% have a graduate degree.
An overview of Iowa
The state of Iowa has a cost of living index of 91.8 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. The state has a grocery index rating of 95.9 and a housing index rating of 79.6. The state of Iowa has 120 hospitals and 75 health centers, providing care to a population of 3,168,703. Mercy Hospital, St. Lukes Hospital, and And Mercy Medical Center Cedar Rapids are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. Iowa is ranked 14th in quality of life and 20th in healthcare. Residents of Iowa enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 32nd in the United States.
Social demographics of the state
The state has a median age of 38 and 30% of its population being over the age of 55. In Iowa, 36% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 5,107 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-28%, Mainline Protestant-30%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Iowa there are 289 masonic lodges. In the most recent presidential election, 51% of Iowa residents voted Republican and 42% voted Democrat. The state of Iowa ranks 43rd in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly.
State-wide weather information
During the summer, the average temperature in Iowa is around 72F. The average high summer temperature is around 88F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 55F during the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 22F. The average high winter temperature is around 40F in the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 4F during the month of January. On average, the state receives 2.93 inches of precipitation a month. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of July at around 6.46 inches. The average air quality index rating in Iowa is 41.2 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 53.8 AQI. Iowa experiences an average humidity rating of about 72%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 78% in the month of December. While residents of Iowa mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Iowa can include floods and earthquakes (high).
Wildlife to be found in Iowa
The state of Iowa has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of tumblegrass, pink lady's slipper, bunchberry, and Arrowgrass. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the mountain lion, the black wolf, the porcupine, or the coyote. The state animal of Iowa is the eastern goldfinch.