Care homes provide seniors with a close feeling of community without the agitation of a larger nursing home. offered might include three meals a day, laundry services, and transit. This type of community is like a single-family home. In Massachusetts, the annual median cost for an assisted living community is around $67,680. Massachusetts maintains specific rules related to this type of community. The Executive Office of Elder Affairs supervises this type of community.
Cost of Living
The total cost of living is a motivating factor when choosing which community is best for you or your loved one. The rent burden for Holyoke is about 19.2% of the average monthly income. The median home value in Holyoke is about $182,644 and the median price for rent is $1,185 per month a month.
Demographics and Values
In Holyoke, 5.6% consider themselves widows, 57.3% participate in the labor force, 3.2% do not have health insurance, and 17.0% have some form of disability. In Holyoke, 5.5% of the citizens are veterans of the United States armed forces. Currently, the population of Holyoke consists of 40,341 people. Holyoke has a population density of 735 people per square mile. Out of the total city population, 48.9% are male and 51.1% are female. The median age of Holyoke is 35 years old. Of the population of Holyoke 29.2% have a high-school diploma, 24.2% have a college degree, and 9.4% have a graduate degree. Demographically, Holyoke is 84.9% white, 3.8% black, 6.6% other or not specified, 1.6% Asian, 0.4% Native American, 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 2.6% mixed race, and 51.2% Hispanic.
An overview of Massachusetts
The quality of life enjoyed by the average Massachusetts citizen is ranked 8th nation-wide. Additionally, Massachusetts is ranked 2nd by standards of healthcare. 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. The natural beauty of Massachusetts is ranked 26th in the nation. There are 78 hospitals and 129 health centers that service a population of 6,941,273. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Cape Cod Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and New England Baptist Hospital.
Social demographics of the state
In the last presidential election 60% of Massachusetts residents voted Democrat and 33% voted Republican. In Massachusetts, 30% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 39. In terms of diversity, Massachusetts ranks 16th in the nation and is considered very LGBTQ friendly. In terms of religion, 23% of Massachusetts residents attend religious services among the 4,200 different congregations that are available in the state. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-9%, Mainline Protestant-10%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-3%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Massachusetts there are 27 masonic lodges.
State-wide weather information
The average temperature in the summer rises to around 68F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 85F during the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 50F during the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 28F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 45F during the month of January. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 7F in the month of December. Massachusetts experiences an average humidity rating of about 71%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 71%. On average, the state receives 4.04 inches of precipitation a month. The most precipitation occurs in May with an average of 6.10 inches of precipitation a month. The average air quality index rating in Massachusetts is 38.9 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of May with a rating of 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 white spruce, sycamore, American beech, and flowering dogwood. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the white pine, the blue flag, the coyotes, or the cut leaf coneflower. The state animal of Massachusetts is the woodchucks.