Residential care homes arrange for an intimate care for seniors. Residential care homes offer a domiciliary care environment with 24-hour staffing and individual support. Services provided can include regular dining options, laundry, 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 maintains specific standards associated with this type of community. The Department of Inspections and Appeals and Health communities Division certifies this type of community.
Cost of Living
The total cost of care for a community is influenced by the destination where it is located. The rent burden for Newton is about 16.4% of the average monthly income. The median home value in Newton is $97,684 and the median rent is $806 per month a month.
Demographics and Values
Based on gender, 50.3% are female and 49.7% are male. The median age of Newton is 41 years old. In Newton, 9.0% of the people are veterans. Racially, the population of Newton is 2.1% Hispanic, 0.0% other or not specified, 1.9% mixed race, 95.6% white, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.5% Asian, 0.3% Native American, and 1.7% black. Out of the total population of Newton, 62.2% participate in the labor force, 12.6% live in poverty, 17.2% have some form of disability, and 8.4% consider themselves widows. Newton has a population density of 518 people per square mile. Of the population of Newton 3.2% have a graduate degree, 43.4% have a high-school diploma, and 15.4% have a college degree.
An overview of Iowa
Based on natural beauty, Iowa ranks 32nd in the nation. In terms of personal well-being, Iowa ranks 20th in healthcare and 14th in quality of life compared to other states. There are 120 general hospitals and 75 health centers that provide care for 3,168,703 Iowa residents. 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.
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. During the latest presidential election, 51% voted for the Republican candidate while 42% voted for the Democratic candidate. 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.
State-wide weather information
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. The average temperature in the summer rises to 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. 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. On average, the humidity rating for Iowa is around 72%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 78% in the month of December. 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 western beard-tongue, prickly pear cactus, bunchberry, and pink lady's slipper. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the lynx, the elk, the mountain lion, or the black wolf. The state animal of Iowa is the eastern goldfinch.