Residential care homes provide a personal care for seniors. Residential care homes provide a domiciliary care environment with around the clock staffing and individual support. Amenities offered may include three meals a day, laundry services, and transit. This type of community is akin to a single-family home. In Iowa, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around $48,933. The state of Iowa maintains specific rules related to this type of community. The Department of Inspections and Appeals and Health communities Division governs this community type.
Cost of Living
The total cost of living can be a major influence in selecting which care option fits best. The rent burden for Lawton is around 15.2% of the average monthly income. Monthly, the median price for rent in Lawton is $1,029 and the median home value for Lawton is about $166,144.
Demographics and Values
Of the population of Lawton 33.2% have a college degree, 31.2% have a high-school diploma, and 6.9% have a graduate degree. Based on gender, 52.5% are female and 47.5% are male. The median age of Lawton is 40 years old. In Lawton, 9.3% of the citizens are veterans. Out of the total population of Lawton, 0.9% do not have health insurance, 6.9% are widows, 12.4% have some form of disability, and 69.8% participate in the labor force. Lawton has a population density of 520 people per square mile. Currently, the population of Lawton consists of 962 people. Demographically, Lawton is 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.0% Native American, 0.0% Asian, 0.3% black, 0.9% other or not specified, 0.9% mixed race, 2.2% Hispanic, and 98.0% white.
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. In terms of personal well-being, Iowa ranks 20th in healthcare and 14th in quality of life compared to other states. The natural beauty of Iowa is ranked 32nd in the nation. The state of Iowa has 120 hospitals and 75 health centers, providing care to 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
Thirty-six percent of Iowa residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state's 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 Iowa, 30% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 38. The state of Iowa ranks 43rd in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly. In the last presidential election 42% of Iowa residents voted Democrat and 51% voted Republican.
State-wide weather information
The average temperature in the winter falls to around 22F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 40F during the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 4F in the month of January. During the summer, the average temperature in Iowa is 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. 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. 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 average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 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 tumblegrass, western beard-tongue, Arrowgrass, and bearberry. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the bison, the mountain lion, the lynx, or the bear. The state animal of Iowa is the eastern goldfinch.