A care home offers a home-like setting for seniors who are able to preform activities of daily living with minimal assistance but desire supervision inside a safe and protected location. This type of facility is resembles a single-family home. Services provided can include food service, laundry, and transit. The state of Texas has specific rules related to this type of facility.
Cost of Living
The price of a care community is determined by the city where it is located. The rent burden for McAllen is about 16.9% of the average monthly income. McAllen has a median home value of $118,370 and the median cost of rent is around $846 per month per month.
Demographics and Values
McAllen has a population density of 838 people per square mile. Out of the total city population, 50.4% are female and 49.6% are male. The median age of McAllen is 33 years old. Racially, the population of McAllen is 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.3% Native American, 80.1% white, 1.0% black, 2.6% Asian, 14.7% other or not specified, 85.2% Hispanic, and 1.2% mixed race. Of the population of McAllen 8.6% have a graduate degree, 19.3% have a high-school diploma, and 29.3% have a college degree. Out of the total population of McAllen, 13.2% have some form of disability, 25.2% live in poverty, 5.0% are widows, and 27.3% do not have health insurance. In McAllen, 4.3% of the people are veterans of the United States military.
An overview of Texas
In terms of personal well-being, Texas ranks 37th in healthcare and 38th in quality of life compared to other states. In terms of resources, Texas has a cost of living index of 91.3, a grocery index rating of 88.9, and a housing index rating of 85.3. 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. The natural beauty of Texas is ranked 40th in the nation. There are 468 general hospitals and 501 health centers that provide care for 28,701,845 Texas residents. The three highest ranked hospitals in Texas are Nix Health Care System, Grace Medical Center, and Houston Methodist Hospital.
Social demographics of the state
In the most recent presidential election, 52% of Texas residents voted Republican and 43% voted Democrat. In terms of diversity, Texas ranks 2nd in the nation. In terms of religion, 42% of Texas residents attend religious services among the 27,848 different congregations that are available in the state. 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. The median age in the state is 35, and 24% of the population is over the age of 55.
State-wide weather information
The average temperature in the summer rises to around 82°F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 102°F during the month of June. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 56°F during the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in Texas drops to around 48°F. The average high winter temperature is around 75°F in the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 16°F during the month of January. The most precipitation occurs in June with an average of 7.44 inches of precipitation a month. On average, the state receives 31.68 inches of precipitation a month. The average humidity across the state is 65%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of February at around 81%. The average air quality index rating in Texas is 36.8 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of July with a rating of 51.4 AQI. 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 whitebrush, catclaw, guajillo, and post oak. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the rattlesnake, the white tail deer, the opossums, or the manatees. The state animal of Texas is the nine-banded armadillo. Some of the plants species native to the Texas region include post oak, mesquite, and perennial bunchgrasses.