A care home provides a communal setting for individuals who are who do not require skilled nursing services. This type of community is similar to a single-family home. Services provided can include regular dining options, laundry services, and transit. In Iowa, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around $48,933. The state of Iowa has specific rules associated with this type of community. The Department of Inspections and Appeals and Health communities Division certifies this community type.
Cost of Living
The community in which a senior care community is located could have a major impact on community price. The total cost of living can be a major factor in determining which location is best for your loved one’s needs. The rent burden for Dyersville is around 16.3% of the average monthly income. Monthly, the median rent in Dyersville is $900 and the median value for a house for Dyersville is around $152,547.
Demographics and Values
Out of the total population of Dyersville, 10.3% are widowed, 73.6% participate in the labor force, 9.9% have some form of disability, and 4.6% live in poverty. In Dyersville, 8.8% of the people are veterans of the United States armed forces. Of the population of Dyersville 5.1% have a graduate degree, 24.2% have a college degree, and 38.3% have a high-school diploma. Currently, the population of Dyersville consists of 3,765 people and in total the Dyersville metro area has a population of 4,220. Dyersville has a population density of 241 people per square mile. Based on gender, 48.7% are female and 51.3% are male. The median age of Dyersville is 42 years old. Racially, the population of Dyersville is 0.4% black, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.0% other or not specified, 0.0% Native American, 99.6% white, 0.0% mixed race, 0.0% Asian, and 1.9% Hispanic.
An overview of Iowa
The quality of life enjoyed by the average Iowa citizen is ranked 14th nation-wide. Additionally, Iowa is ranked 20th by standards of healthcare. The natural beauty of Iowa is ranked 32nd in the nation. 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. There are 120 hospitals and 75 health centers that service a population of 3,168,703. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Mercy Hospital, St. Lukes Hospital, and And Mercy Medical Center Cedar Rapids.
Social demographics of the state
The state of Iowa ranks 43rd in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly. During the latest presidential election, 51% voted for the Republican candidate while 42% voted for the Democratic candidate. In Iowa, 30% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 38. In terms of religion, 36% of Iowa residents attend religious services among the 5,107 different congregations that are available in the state. 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.
State-wide weather information
The average air quality index rating in Iowa is 41.2 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of May with a rating of 53.8 AQI. During the summer, the average temperature in Iowa is around 72F. The average high summer temperature is around 88F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 55F in the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in Iowa drops to around 22F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 40F during the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 4F during the month of January. Iowa experiences an average humidity rating of about 72%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 78%. On average, the state receives 2.93 inches of precipitation a month. The most precipitation occurs in July with an average of 6.46 inches of precipitation a month. 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 bunchberry, prickly pear cactus, Arrowgrass, and tumblegrass. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the lynx, the elk, the bison, or the coyote. The state animal of Iowa is the eastern goldfinch.