Residential care homes provide a personal care for seniors. They provide a domiciliary care environment with 24-hour staffing and personalized care. Amenities offered can include regular dining options, laundry, and transit. This type of facility is like a single-family home. In Mississippi, the annual median cost for an assisted living facility is around $42,291. The state of Mississippi has a number of provisions related to this kind of facility. The Mississippi Department of Health and Health Facilities Licensure and Certification certifies this facility type.
Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers
Access to medical facilities might be a significant consideration when choosing the best choice. In total, there are 2 hospitals located in Hattiesburg which offer emergency services and other healthcare. The top hospitals that service Hattiesburg include Merit Health Wesley and Forrest General Hospital.
Cost of Living
Senior living community price is affected by the neighborhood in which it is located. The median monthly price for rent in Hattiesburg is $705 and the median value for a home for Hattiesburg is approximately $103,033. The rent burden for Hattiesburg is about 17.0% of the average person's monthly income. When it comes to resources, Hattiesburg has a grocery index rating of around 92.9 and a cost-of-living index of 89.0. These index scores are based on a system where 100 is the average score and any score under 100 is considered less pricey than the average.
Regional Climate and Weather Information
The humidity, air temperature, and air quality of a destination may have a large impact on the well-being of you or your loved one. During the summertime, Hattiesburg is approximately 82°F. The summer high is at roughly 93°F during June. The summer low falls to approximately 70°F in June. In winter months, the temperature in Hattiesburg dips to approximately 52°F. The high winter temperature gets to around 64°F during the month of February. The low winter temperature will rise to about 40 °F during the month of January. Hattiesburg has a humid subtropical type of climate. On average, the air quality index rating in Hattiesburg is around 38.4. The average AQI conditions are rated as good. This means that there is no health advisory associated with the air quality for this destination. The air quality index score reaches its highest during the month of December at about 47.3. On average, the humidity rating for Hattiesburg is roughly 65%. Humidity ratings reach their peak in the month of July at roughly 67%. Monthly, Hattiesburg measures approximately 5 inches of precipitation. The most precipitation usually falls in December with an average of 9 inches in a month. For snowfall, Hattiesburg gets on average 0.30 inches of snow per year.
Demographics and Values
In terms of crime, Hattiesburg has 45.6 property crimes per 1000 residents and 2.8 violent crimes per 1000 residents. During the previous presidential election, 3.2% voted for a third party candidate, 41.7% voted Democrat, and 55.1% voted Republican in Forrest county. Out of the total city population, 53.6% are female and 46.4% are male. The median age of Hattiesburg is 29 years old. In Hattiesburg, 20.7% of the population are over the age of 55, 8.5% are over the age of 60, 4.3% are over the age of 70, and 3.4% are over the age of 80. Out of the total population of Hattiesburg, 6.2% are widows, 34.7% live in poverty, 63.4% participate in the labor force, and 19.6% have some form of disability. Hattiesburg has a population density of 335 people per square mile. The current population of Hattiesburg is shrinking at a rate of -0.003%. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Hattiesburg, out of the total population 0.2% practice Judaism, 0.0% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.8% practice Islam. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Hattiesburg 31.3% are Baptists, 10.2% practice another Christian faith, and 9.3% are Methodists. In Hattiesburg, 31.1% are nonbelievers. Racially, the population of Hattiesburg is 42.6% white, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.1% Native American, 0.4% other or not specified, 1.0% Asian, 53.5% black, 2.3% mixed race, and 2.8% Hispanic. In Hattiesburg, 6.3% of the people are veterans of the United States military. Hattiesburg is considered unfriendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. In terms of education, 24.6% have a high-school diploma, 31.2% have a college degree, and 13.5% have a graduate degree.
An overview of Mississippi
Based on natural beauty, Mississippi ranks 11th in the nation. In terms of resources, Mississippi has a cost of living index of 85.7, a grocery index rating of 91.6, and a housing index rating of 70.1. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. There are 105 general hospitals and 247 health centers that provide care for 2,983,400 Mississippi residents. Baptist Memorial Hospital Union County, Beacham Memorial Hospital, and Ochsner Medical Center-hancock are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. In terms of personal well-being, Mississippi ranks 50th in healthcare and 48th in quality of life compared to other states.
Social demographics of the state
In terms of diversity, Mississippi ranks 30th in the nation. The median age in the state is 38, and 29% of the population is over the age of 55. 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. In the last presidential election 40% of Mississippi residents voted Democrat and 58% voted Republican.
State-wide weather information
On average, Mississippi has an air quality index rating of around 39.2 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 49.3 AQI. On average, the humidity rating for Mississippi is around 74%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 76% in the month of July. During the winter, the average temperature in Mississippi drops to around 46°F. The average high winter temperature is around 67°F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 27°F in the month of January. During the summer, the average temperature in Mississippi is around 80°F. The average high summer temperature is around 94°F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 63°F during the month of June. On average, the state receives 4.85 inches of precipitation a month. The most precipitation occurs in July with an average of 7.60 inches of precipitation a month. 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, tornados, 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 staghorn sumac, dutchman's breeches, wild geranium, and mayapple. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the cormorant, the mountain lions, the dove, or the chickadee. The state animal of Mississippi is the white-tailed deer.