Sergeant Bluff, Iowa
Care homes offer a personal care experience for seniors. Residential care homes offer family-style living with around the clock staffing and personalized care. This type of community is like a single-family home. Services offered may include regular dining options, washing clothes, and transportation. In Iowa, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around $48,933. The state of Iowa has a number of provisions associated with this type of community. The Department of Inspections and Appeals and Health communities Division regulates this type of community.
Cost of Living
The cost of care for a community is influenced by the community where it is located. The rent burden for Sergeant Bluff is about 15.9% of the average person's monthly income. The median home value in Sergeant Bluff is about $186,738 and the median rent is $1,242 a month.
Demographics and Values
Based on gender, 53.1% are female and 46.9% are male. The median age of Sergeant Bluff is 35 years old. In Sergeant Bluff, 10.2% of the citizens are veterans of the United States armed forces. Currently, the population of Sergeant Bluff consists of 4,706 people. Sergeant Bluff has a population density of 617 people per square mile. Demographically, Sergeant Bluff is 4.3% mixed race, 0.0% black, 93.5% white, 1.9% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.0% other or not specified, 0.6% Hispanic, and 0.3% Native American. Out of the total population of Sergeant Bluff, 8.0% have some form of disability, 4.7% consider themselves widows, 19.3% live in poverty, and 3.7% do not have health insurance. Of the population of Sergeant Bluff 15.5% have a high-school diploma, 39.1% have a college degree, and 9.0% have a graduate degree.
An overview of Iowa
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 state of Iowa has 120 hospitals and 75 health centers, providing care to a population of 3,168,703. Mercy Hospital, St. Lukes Hospital, and And Mercy Medical Center Cedar Rapids are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. Overall, Iowa ranks 14th in quality of life and 20th in healthcare compared to other US states.
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. In terms of religious values, 36% of Iowa's population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 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 the last presidential election 42% of Iowa residents voted Democrat and 51% voted Republican. The state of Iowa ranks 43rd in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly.
State-wide weather information
The average monthly precipitation for the state of Iowa is around 2.93 inches. The most precipitation occurs in July with an average of 6.46 inches of precipitation a month. 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. The average temperature in the summer rises to 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, 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. 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%. 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 twinleaf, cinnamon ferns, tumblegrass, and western beard-tongue. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the gray wolf, the mountain lion, the coyote, or the lynx. The state animal of Iowa is the eastern goldfinch.