A care home offers a home-like environment for people who are who do not require skilled nursing services. This type of community is similar to a single-family home. Services provided might include food service, laundry, and transit. In Kansas, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around $53,670. The state of Kansas has specific rules related to this kind of community. The Secretary of Aging and Disability Services regulates this community type.
Cost of Living
The overall cost of living can be a big influence in determining what community is the best fit for your family. The rent burden for Liberal is about 16.2% of the average person's monthly income. The median monthly cost for rent in Liberal is around $748 and the median home value for Liberal is approximately $100,790.
Demographics and Values
In terms of education, 27.2% have a high-school diploma, 11.3% have a college degree, and 3.0% have a graduate degree. Liberal has a population density of 671 people per square mile. Currently, the population of Liberal consists of 19,636 people and in total the Liberal metro area has a population of 19,826. Out of the total population of Liberal, 20.1% do not have health insurance, 5.9% are widows, 71.7% participate in the labor force, and 19.6% live in poverty. Racially, the population of Liberal is 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 5.2% black, 29.4% other or not specified, 61.2% Hispanic, 3.2% Asian, 58.5% white, 2.9% mixed race, and 0.7% Native American. In Liberal, 3.3% of the citizens are veterans. Out of the total city population, 51.3% are male and 48.7% are female. The median age of Liberal is 29 years old.
An overview of Kansas
The state of Kansas has a cost of living index of 89.7 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 91.9 and a housing index rating of 73.8. Residents of Kansas enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 8th in the United States. The quality of life enjoyed by the average Kansas citizen is ranked 22nd nation-wide. Additionally, Kansas is ranked 33rd by standards of healthcare. In total, Kansas has 144 general hospitals and 75 health centers that provide care for 2,912,321 citizens. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be University Of Kansas Hospital, Newton Medical Center, and Providence Medical Center.
Social demographics of the state
The median age in the state is 37, and 29% of the population is over the age of 55. In terms of religion, 37% of Kansas residents attend religious services among the 4,782 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-31%, Mainline Protestant-24%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. In Kansas there are 279 masonic lodges. The state of Kansas ranks 25th in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly. In the most recent presidential election, 57% of Kansas residents voted Republican and 36% voted Democrat.
State-wide weather information
During the winter, the average temperature in Kansas drops to around 32F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 53F during the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 12F in the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 76F. The average high summer temperature is around 95F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 54F in the month of June. On average, Kansas has an air quality index rating of around 36.0 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of July with a rating of around 46.4 AQI. On average, the humidity rating for Kansas is around 66%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 72% in the month of December. The most precipitation occurs in May with an average of 6.73 inches of precipitation a month. On average, the state receives 2.55 inches of precipitation a month. While residents of Kansas mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Kansas can include tornadoes, floods, and and earthquakes (high).
Wildlife to be found in Kansas
The state of Kansas has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of eastern red cedar, moonseed, sugarberry, and sycamore. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the woodchuck, the cottontail, the skink, or the muskrat. The state animal of Kansas is the American buffalo.