Residential care homes provide seniors with a close sense of community minus the commotion of larger care facilities. This type of facility is akin to a single-family home. Services provided can include food service, laundry, and transit. In Missouri, the annual median cost for an assisted living facility is around $34,566. Missouri has specific regulations associated with this type of facility. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Division of Regulation and Licensure, and Section for Long-Term Care Regulation governs this type of facility.
Cost of Living
The total cost of living can be a major influence in determining which community works for your family. The rent burden for Kirkwood is about 17.2% of the average person's monthly income. Monthly, the median cost for rent in Kirkwood is about $1,421 and the median price for a house for Kirkwood is $273,598.
Demographics and Values
In terms of education, 27.9% have a graduate degree, 63.0% have a college degree, and 12.4% have a high-school diploma. Currently, the population of Kirkwood consists of 27,653 people. Kirkwood has a population density of 1,167 people per square mile. Out of the total population of Kirkwood, 9.9% have some form of disability, 3.8% do not have health insurance, 7.9% are widowed, and 4.5% live in poverty. Out of the total city population, 52.7% are female and 47.3% are male. The median age of Kirkwood is 43 years old. Racially, the population of Kirkwood is 0.1% Native American, 2.3% mixed race, 89.2% white, 0.6% other or not specified, 1.7% Asian, 2.5% Hispanic, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, and 6.1% black. In Kirkwood, 6.9% of the people are veterans of the United States military.
An overview of Missouri
Out of a national average of 100, Missouri has a cost of living index rating of 89, a grocery index rating of 97, and a housing index rating of 71. There are 128 general hospitals and 212 health centers that provide care for 6,144,344 Missouri residents. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Mosaic Life Care At St Joseph, Mercy Hospital St Louis, and Mercy Hospital Springfield. Based on natural beauty, Missouri ranks 9th in the nation. The quality of life enjoyed by the average Missouri citizen is ranked 28th nation-wide. Additionally, Missouri is ranked 41st by standards of healthcare.
Social demographics of the state
In Missouri, 30% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 39. During the latest presidential election, 57% voted for the Republican candidate while 38% voted for the Democratic candidate. In terms of religious values, 37% of Missouri's population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 9,001 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-36%, Mainline Protestant-16%, and Historically Black Protestant-6%. In Missouri there are 414 masonic lodges. In terms of diversity, Missouri ranks 35th in the nation.
State-wide weather information
The average air quality index rating in Missouri is 37.3 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of May with a rating of 48.7 AQI. On average, the state receives 3.63 inches of precipitation a month. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of June at around 6.57 inches. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 33°F. The average high winter temperature is around 51°F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 12°F in the month of January. During the summer, the average temperature in Missouri is around 76°F. The average high summer temperature is around 92°F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 57°F during the month of June. Missouri experiences an average humidity rating of about 69%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 75% in the month of December. While residents of Missouri mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Missouri can include floods, earthquakes (moderate), and and tornados.
Wildlife to be found in Missouri
The state of Missouri has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of scouring rush, kentucky bluegrass, wild grape, and smooth brome. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the silver-haired bat, the long-tailed weasel, the red fox, or the cougar. The state animal of Missouri is the the mule.