A care home offers a home-like environment for persons who are capable of performing the activities of daily living with minimal assistance but desire oversight inside a safe and protected facility. Amenities provided can include three meals a day, washing clothes, and transit. This type of facility is akin to a single-family home. In Mississippi, the annual median cost for an assisted living facility is around $42,291. Mississippi has specific regulations associated with this kind of facility. The Mississippi Department of Health and Health Facilities Licensure and Certification supervises this type of facility.
Cost of Living
The total cost of living can be the motivating factor when determining which location fits best. The median home value in Batesville costs around $134,676 and the median rent is about $618 a month. The rent burden for Batesville is around 13.6% of the average monthly income.
Demographics and Values
In terms of education, 27.7% have a high-school diploma, 5.8% have a graduate degree, and 24.5% have a college degree. Based on gender, 48.5% are male and 51.5% are female. The median age of Batesville is 33 years old. In Batesville, 3.7% of the people are veterans of the United States armed forces. Out of the total population of Batesville, 18.0% have some form of disability, 8.6% do not have health insurance, 53.7% participate in the labor force, and 7.3% are widows. Demographically, Batesville is 1.0% Hispanic, 48.2% black, 0.0% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 51.2% white, 0.0% Native American, 0.4% mixed race, and 0.2% other or not specified. The current population of Batesville consists of 7,091 people and in total the Batesville metro area has a population of 7,241. Batesville has a population density of 140 people per square mile.
An overview of Mississippi
The quality of life enjoyed by the average Mississippi citizen is ranked 48th nation-wide. Additionally, Mississippi is ranked 50th by healthcare standards. Out of a national average of 100, Mississippi has a cost of living index rating of 86, a grocery index rating of 92, and a housing index rating of 70. Based on natural beauty, Mississippi ranks 11th in the nation. There are 105 general hospitals and 247 health centers that provide care for 2,983,400 Mississippi residents. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Baptist Memorial Hospital Union County, Beacham Memorial Hospital, and Ochsner Medical Center-hancock.
Social demographics of the state
In the last presidential election 40% of Mississippi residents voted Democrat and 58% voted Republican. In Mississippi, 49% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 6,765 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-41%, Mainline Protestant-12%, and Historically Black Protestant-24%. In Mississippi there are 604 masonic lodges. The state of Mississippi ranks 30th in the country for diversity. The median age in the state is 38, and 29% of the population is over the age of 55.
State-wide weather information
The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of July at around 7.60 inches. On average, the state receives 4.85 inches of precipitation a month. On average, the humidity rating for Mississippi is around 74%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 76% in the month of July. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 80F. The average high summer temperature is around 94F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 63F during the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 46F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 67F during the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 27F during the month of January. The average air quality index rating in Mississippi is 39.2 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 49.3 AQI. While residents of Mississippi mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Mississippi can include hurricanes, tornadoes, and and earthquakes (moderate).
Wildlife to be found in Mississippi
The state of Mississippi has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of wild geranium, staghorn sumac, bloodroot, and skunk cabbage. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the mountain lions, the chickadee, the cormorant, or the mountain lions. The state animal of Mississippi is the white-tailed deer.