Residential care homes offer seniors with a close feeling of community without the commotion of larger nursing homes. Amenities provided may include three meals a day, laundry services, 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 specific standards related to this type of community. The Department of Inspections and Appeals and Health communities Division regulates this type of community.
Cost of Living
The location where a care community is located will have a huge influence on the total price. Cost of living can be a big influence in selecting which community meets the needs of you or your loved one. The rent burden for Ottumwa is about 16.7% of the average monthly income. The median monthly rent in Ottumwa is $686 and the median price for a home for Ottumwa is approximately $73,395.
Demographics and Values
Based on gender, 50.9% are female and 49.1% are male. The median age of Ottumwa is 36 years old. Out of the total population of Ottumwa, 13.4% have some form of disability, 7.5% are widows, 19.5% live in poverty, and 62.4% participate in the labor force. The current population of Ottumwa consists of 24,206 people and in total the Ottumwa metro area has a population of 24,454. Ottumwa has a population density of 595 people per square mile. Racially, the population of Ottumwa is 1.1% Asian, 84.2% white, 0.3% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 14.7% Hispanic, 4.0% black, 2.0% mixed race, 0.1% Native American, and 8.3% other or not specified. Of the population of Ottumwa 17.5% have a college degree, 34.7% have a high-school diploma, and 6.3% have a graduate degree. In Ottumwa, 8.4% of the population are veterans.
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 healthcare standards. 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. 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. Residents of Iowa enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 32nd in the United States.
Social demographics of the state
The state of Iowa ranks 43rd in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly. The median age in the state is 38, and 30% of the population is over the age of 55. In the most recent presidential election, 51% of Iowa residents voted Republican and 42% voted Democrat. 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
During the summer, the average temperature in Iowa is 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. During the winter, the average temperature in Iowa drops 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 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. 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. Iowa experiences an average humidity rating of about 72%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 78% in the month of December. 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 prickly pear cactus, Arrowgrass, twinleaf, and bearberry. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the bear, the black wolf, the lynx, or the elk. The state animal of Iowa is the eastern goldfinch.