A care home offers a communal environment for individuals who are able to preform activities of daily living with minimal assistance but seek oversight within a safe and protective location. Services offered may include regular dining options, laundry services, and transit. This type of facility is resembles a single-family home. The state of Texas maintains a number of provisions related to this type of facility.
Cost of Living
The overall cost of living is a major influence when selecting which facility works for you or your loved one. The rent burden for Lubbock is around 16.4% of the average monthly income. The median monthly price for rent in Lubbock is $939 and the median home value for Lubbock is approximately $122,778.
Demographics and Values
In Lubbock, 6.2% of the population are veterans of the United States military. Lubbock has a population density of 767 people per square mile. Based on gender, 49.1% are male and 50.9% are female. The median age of Lubbock is 29 years old. Out of the total population of Lubbock, 65.3% participate in the labor force, 14.9% do not have health insurance, 5.0% are widowed, and 14.0% have some form of disability. Of the population of Lubbock 29.7% have a college degree, 24.8% have a high-school diploma, and 11.3% have a graduate degree. Demographically, Lubbock is 79.2% white, 2.5% Asian, 34.9% Hispanic, 8.1% black, 2.9% mixed race, 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 6.2% other or not specified, and 1.0% Native American.
An overview of Texas
The state of Texas has a cost of living index of 91.3 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. The state has a grocery index rating of 88.9 and a housing index rating of 85.3. The quality of life enjoyed by the average Texas citizen is ranked 38th nation-wide. Additionally, Texas is ranked 37th by healthcare standards. The state of Texas has 468 hospitals and 501 health centers, providing care to a population of 28,701,845. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Nix Health Care System, Grace Medical Center, and Houston Methodist Hospital. The natural beauty of Texas is ranked 40th in the nation.
Social demographics of the state
The median age in the state is 35, and 24% of the population is over the age of 55. In terms of diversity, Texas ranks 2nd in the nation. In the most recent presidential election, 52% of Texas residents voted Republican and 43% voted Democrat. Forty-two percent of Texas residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state's 27,848 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-31%, Mainline Protestant-13%, and Historically Black Protestant-6%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Texas there are 1,292 masonic lodges.
State-wide weather information
The average temperature in the summer rises to around 82F. The average high summer temperature is around 102F in the month of June. The average low summer temperature is around 56F in the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in Texas drops to around 48F. The average high winter temperature is around 75F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 16F in the month of January. On average, the humidity rating for Texas is around 65%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of February at around 81%. On average, Texas has an air quality index rating of around 36.8 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of July with a rating of around 51.4 AQI. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of June at around 7.44 inches. On average, the state receives 31.68 inches of precipitation a month. While residents of Texas mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Texas can include tornadoes, hurricanes, and floods.
Wildlife to be found in Texas
The state of Texas has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of small live oak, post oak, ceniz, and huisache. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the dolphins, the armadillos, the whales, or the pronghorn deer. Some of the plants species native to the Texas region include live oak, mesquite, and post oak. The state animal of Texas is the nine-banded armadillo.