Carlsbad, New Mexico
A care home provides a communal environment for seniors who are capable of performing the activities of daily living with minimal assistance but want supervision inside a safe and secure complex. This type of facility is resembles a single-family home. Services offered can include food service, washing clothes , and transit. New Mexico maintains specific regulations associated with this kind of facility. The New Mexico Department of Health, Division of Health Improvement, and Health Facility Licensing and Certification Bureau certifies this facility type.
Cost of Living
Cost of living can be a big influence in determining which community meets the needs of your loved one's needs. Monthly, the median rent in Carlsbad is about $730 and the median home value for Carlsbad costs around $130,313. The rent burden for Carlsbad is around 12.9% of the average monthly income.
Demographics and Values
In Carlsbad, 9.7% of the population are veterans. Carlsbad has a population density of 356 people per square mile. In Carlsbad, 13.8% have some form of disability, 15.0% live in poverty, 64.9% participate in the labor force, and 6.8% are widows. Demographically, Carlsbad is 1.8% mixed race, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.3% Asian, 3.5% other or not specified, 0.6% Native American, 91.7% white, 2.1% black, and 47.2% Hispanic. In terms of education, 8.1% have a graduate degree, 37.4% have a high-school diploma, and 17.9% have a college degree. Out of the total city population, 49.0% are female and 51.0% are male. The median age of Carlsbad is 36 years old.
An overview of New Mexico
Out of a national average of 100, New Mexico has a cost of living index rating of 93, a grocery index rating of 93, and a housing index rating of 101. There are 47 hospitals and 137 health centers that service a population of 2,097,463. Christus St Vincent Regional Medical Center, Lovelace Medical Center, and Presbyterian Espanola Hospital are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. Overall, New Mexico ranks 46th in quality of life and 34th in healthcare compared to other US states. Based on natural beauty, New Mexico ranks 23rd in the nation.
Social demographics of the state
In terms of diversity, New Mexico ranks 6th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly. In terms of religious values, 36% of New Mexico's population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 2,447 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-23%, Mainline Protestant-14%, and Historically Black Protestant-1%. In New Mexico there are 57 masonic lodges. The state has a median age of 38 and 31% of its population being over the age of 55. During the latest presidential election, 40% voted for the Republican candidate while 48% voted for the Democratic candidate.
State-wide weather information
The average humidity across the state is 46%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 56% in the month of August. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of July at around 5.98 inches. The average monthly precipitation for the state of New Mexico is around 1.22 inches. On average, New Mexico has an air quality index rating of around 45.5 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of July with a rating of around 61.7 AQI. During the summer, the average temperature in New Mexico is around 71F. The average high summer temperature is around 98F in the month of June. The average low summer temperature is around 36F in the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 36F. The average high winter temperature is around 65F in the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 2F during the month of January. While residents of New Mexico mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in New Mexico can include earthquakes (moderate) and floods.
Wildlife to be found in New Mexico
The state of New Mexico has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of evergreen conifers, krummholz, Arizona cypress, and spruce-fir. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the western diamondbacks, the cougars, the javelina, or the elk. The state animal of New Mexico is the roadrunner.