Residential care homes offer an intimate care for your loved one. Residential care homes provide community living with around the clock staffing and individual support. Services offered might include food service, washing clothes, and transportation. 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. Iowa has a number of stipulations related to this kind of community. The Department of Inspections and Appeals and Health communities Division certifies this community type.
Cost of Living
Cost of living can be a motivating factor when selecting which community is the best fit for your loved one. The rent burden for Denison is around 15.7% of the average person's monthly income. The median home value in Denison is around $98,192 and the median rent is around $835 per month a month.
Demographics and Values
In Denison, 5.7% of the population are veterans of the United States armed forces. The current population of Denison consists of 8,303 people and in total the Denison metro area has a population of 8,362. Denison has a population density of 494 people per square mile. Racially, the population of Denison is 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 3.5% Asian, 0.1% Native American, 46.9% Hispanic, 2.6% mixed race, 9.4% other or not specified, 81.8% white, and 2.6% black. In Denison, 4.3% consider themselves widows, 64.2% participate in the labor force, 12.7% have some form of disability, and 13.2% do not have health insurance. Out of the total city population, 47.6% are female and 52.4% are male. The median age of Denison is 33 years old. In terms of education, 13.0% have a college degree, 31.2% have a high-school diploma, and 3.5% have a graduate degree.
An overview of Iowa
The state of Iowa has 120 hospitals and 75 health centers, providing care to a population of 3,168,703. The three highest ranked hospitals in Iowa are Mercy Hospital, St. Lukes Hospital, and And Mercy Medical Center Cedar Rapids. In terms of personal well-being, Iowa ranks 20th in healthcare and 14th in quality of life compared to other states. Based on natural beauty, Iowa ranks 32nd in the nation. In terms of resources, Iowa has a cost of living index of 91.8, a grocery index rating of 95.9, and a housing index rating of 79.6. 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.
Social demographics of the state
The median age in the state is 38, and 30% of the population is over the age of 55. The state of Iowa ranks 43rd in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly. In Iowa, 36% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 5,107 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-28%, Mainline Protestant-30%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. In Iowa there are 289 masonic lodges. In the last presidential election 42% of Iowa residents voted Democrat and 51% voted Republican.
State-wide weather information
The most precipitation occurs in July with an average of 6.46 inches of precipitation a month. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Iowa is around 2.93 inches. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 72F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 88F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 55F in 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. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 4F in the month of January. On average, the humidity rating for Iowa is around 72%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 78%. On average, Iowa has an air quality index rating of around 41.2 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of May with a rating of 53.8 AQI. 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 dryflower, cinnamon ferns, tumblegrass, and pink lady's slipper. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the bear, the gray wolf, the coyote, or the black wolf. The state animal of Iowa is the eastern goldfinch.