Dakota Dunes, South Dakota
Residential care homes provide seniors with an intimate sense of community minus the agitation of a larger nursing home. This type of facility is resembles a single-family home. Services offered may include food service, washing clothes, and transportation. In South Dakota, the annual median cost for an assisted living facility is around $42,000. The state of South Dakota maintains specific regulations associated with this kind of facility. The South Dakota Department of Health and Office of Health Care Facilities Licensure and Certification supervises this type of facility.
Cost of Living
The total cost of care for a community is determined by the neighborhood in which it is located. The median home value in Dakota Dunes is $270,051 and the median price for rent is around $1,707 a month. The rent burden for Dakota Dunes is about 14.2% of the average person's monthly income.
Demographics and Values
Dakota Dunes has a population density of 460 people per square mile. Currently, the population of Dakota Dunes consists of 2,950 people. In Dakota Dunes, 6.6% of the people are veterans of the United States military. Of the population of Dakota Dunes 47.3% have a college degree, 25.5% have a graduate degree, and 16.7% have a high-school diploma. In Dakota Dunes, 6.7% are widows, 6.6% live in poverty, 8.3% have some form of disability, and 67.1% participate in the labor force. Demographically, Dakota Dunes is 1.3% black, 8.9% Hispanic, 3.7% other or not specified, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.9% Native American, 3.2% Asian, 3.7% mixed race, and 87.2% white. Based on gender, 47.5% are female and 52.5% are male. The median age of Dakota Dunes is 38 years old.
An overview of South Dakota
The quality of life enjoyed by the average South Dakota citizen is ranked 20th nation-wide. Additionally, South Dakota is ranked 32nd by healthcare standards. The natural beauty of South Dakota is ranked 2nd in the nation. In terms of resources, South Dakota has a cost of living index of 98.5, a grocery index rating of 107.0, and a housing index rating of 109.8. 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 62 general hospitals and 52 health centers that provide care for 891,276 South Dakota residents. Dunes Surgical Hospital, Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital Llp, and Avera Heart Hospital Of South Dakota are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state.
Social demographics of the state
In the last presidential election 32% of South Dakota residents voted Democrat and 62% voted Republican. In terms of diversity, South Dakota ranks 39th in the nation. In terms of religious values, 36% of South Dakota's population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 1,819 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-25%, Mainline Protestant-32%, and Historically Black Protestant-1%. In South Dakota there are 83 masonic lodges. In South Dakota, 30% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 37.
State-wide weather information
The average temperature in the winter falls to around 21F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 44F during the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around -1F during the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 70F. The average high summer temperature is around 91F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 47F during the month of June. On average, South Dakota has an air quality index rating of around 34.8 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of August with a rating of around 47.9 AQI. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of May at around 4.80 inches. On average, the state receives 1.79 inches of precipitation a month. The average humidity across the state is 66%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 77% in the month of December. While residents of South Dakota mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in South Dakota can include earthquakes (high), floods, and and tornadoes.
Wildlife to be found in South Dakota
The state of South Dakota has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of cup plant, little leaf pussyfoots, bergamot beebalm, and prairie smoke. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the mule deer, the Merriam's shrew, the Townsend's big-eared bat, or the pronghorn. The state animal of South Dakota is the the coyote.