A care home offers a communal setting for individuals who are capable of performing the activities of daily living with minimal assistance but desire oversight inside a safe and protected complex. Services provided might include three meals a day, laundry, and transit. This type of community is like a single-family home. In Iowa, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around $48,933. Iowa maintains a number of provisions associated with this kind of community. The Department of Inspections and Appeals and Health communities Division supervises this community type.
Cost of Living
The cost of care for a community is affected by the neighborhood in which it is located. The rent burden for Glenwood is about 16.0% of the average person's monthly income. Monthly, the median rent in Glenwood is $957 per month and the median home value in Glenwood is around $137,232.
Demographics and Values
In Glenwood, 6.6% of the people are veterans of the United States military. Based on gender, 50.2% are male and 49.8% are female. The median age of Glenwood is 40 years old. Racially, the population of Glenwood is 95.8% white, 2.7% Hispanic, 0.9% mixed race, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 1.3% black, 1.3% Native American, 0.0% Asian, and 0.7% other or not specified. Glenwood has a population density of 695 people per square mile. Out of the total population of Glenwood, 8.2% are widows, 15.4% live in poverty, 23.4% have some form of disability, and 61.2% participate in the labor force. In terms of education, 6.5% have a graduate degree, 36.5% have a high-school diploma, and 22.8% have a college 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. Out of a national average of 100, Iowa has a cost of living index rating of 92, a grocery index rating of 96, and a housing index rating of 80. Residents of Iowa enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 32nd in the United States. The quality of life enjoyed by the average Iowa citizen is ranked 14th nation-wide. Additionally, Iowa is ranked 20th by healthcare standards.
Social demographics of the state
In Iowa, 30% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 38. Thirty-six percent of Iowa residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state's 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 terms of diversity, Iowa ranks 43rd in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly. In the last presidential election 42% of Iowa residents voted Democrat and 51% voted Republican.
State-wide weather information
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. 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. 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. The average humidity across the state is 72%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 78%. 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. 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 bearberry, tumblegrass, twinleaf, and bunchberry. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the mountain lion, the gray wolf, the black wolf, or the bison. The state animal of Iowa is the eastern goldfinch.