A care home provides a communal environment for persons who are able to preform activities of daily living with minimal assistance but seek oversight within a safe and protective community. offered may include food service, washing clothes, and transit. This type of community is resembles a single-family home. In Massachusetts, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around $67,680. The state of Massachusetts maintains specific statutes related to this kind of community. The Executive Office of Elder Affairs licenses this type of community.
Cost of Living
The price of a Retirement community is influenced by the destination where it is located. Per month, the median price of rent in Cambridge is about $1,989 and the median home value in Cambridge is $670,281. The rent burden for Cambridge is about 18.4% of the average monthly income.
Demographics and Values
Out of the total city population, 50.9% are female and 49.1% are male. The median age of Cambridge is 30 years old. In Cambridge, 1.9% of the population are veterans. Racially, the population of Cambridge is 4.2% mixed race, 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 2.1% other or not specified, 66.9% white, 8.8% Hispanic, 15.7% Asian, 10.8% black, and 0.2% Native American. Of the population of Cambridge 8.9% have a high-school diploma, 47.4% have a graduate degree, and 76.4% have a college degree. Cambridge has a population density of 6,862 people per square mile. Currently, the population of Cambridge consists of 113,630 people. Out of the total population of Cambridge, 2.8% consider themselves widows, 13.5% live in poverty, 6.8% have some form of disability, and 2.3% do not have health insurance.
An overview of Massachusetts
Massachusetts is ranked 8th in quality of life and 2nd in healthcare. Based on natural beauty, Massachusetts ranks 26th in the nation. There are 78 hospitals and 129 health centers that service a population of 6,941,273. The three highest ranked hospitals in Massachusetts are Cape Cod Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and New England Baptist Hospital. The state of Massachusetts has a cost of living index of 133.8 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything above 100 is considered more expensive than the average. The state has a grocery index rating of 113.9 and a housing index rating of 170.3.
Social demographics of the state
In the last presidential election 60% of Massachusetts residents voted Democrat and 33% voted Republican. In terms of diversity, Massachusetts ranks 16th in the nation and is considered very LGBTQ friendly. In Massachusetts, 30% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 39. In Massachusetts, 23% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 4,200 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-3%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-9%, Mainline Protestant-10%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. In Massachusetts there are 27 masonic lodges.
State-wide weather information
The average temperature in the summer rises to around 68F. The average high summer temperature is around 85F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 50F during the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in Massachusetts drops to around 28F. The average high winter temperature is around 45F in the month of January. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 7F during the month of December. On average, the humidity rating for Massachusetts is around 71%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 71%. The most precipitation occurs in May with an average of 6.10 inches of precipitation a month. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Massachusetts is around 4.04 inches. On average, Massachusetts has an air quality index rating of around 38.9 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 47.5 AQI. While residents of Massachusetts mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Massachusetts can include hurricanes, earthquakes (moderate), and and tornadoes.
Wildlife to be found in Massachusetts
The state of Massachusetts has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of sycamore, flowering dogwood, flowering dogwood, and eastern red cedar. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the white pine, the bats, the spotted geranium, or the cut leaf coneflower. The state animal of Massachusetts is the woodchucks.