Residential care homes provide seniors with an intimate feeling of community minus the agitation of a larger nursing home. Services offered can include food service, laundry services, and transportation. This type of facility is similar to a single-family home. The state of Texas maintains a number of provisions related to this type of facility.
Cost of Living
The community where a care facility is located might have a big influence on the total price. Cost of living is a major factor in deciding which facility is the best fit for your loved one. The rent burden for Pharr is about 14.2% of the average monthly income. Pharr has a median home value of around $76,456 and the median cost of rent is around $517 per month.
Demographics and Values
Of the population of Pharr 3.7% have a graduate degree, 14.2% have a college degree, and 25.6% have a high-school diploma. In Pharr, 3.0% of the citizens are veterans. In Pharr, 32.0% do not have health insurance, 57.8% participate in the labor force, 29.4% live in poverty, and 5.6% are widows. Racially, the population of Pharr is 5.5% other or not specified, 0.3% Asian, 0.2% black, 94.3% Hispanic, 92.7% white, 0.2% Native American, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, and 1.1% mixed race. Out of the total city population, 52.8% are female and 47.2% are male. The median age of Pharr is 29 years old. Pharr has a population density of 1,298 people per square mile. Currently, the population of Pharr consists of 79,487 people.
An overview of Texas
Out of a national average of 100, Texas has a cost of living index rating of 91, a grocery index rating of 89, and a housing index rating of 85. Overall, Texas ranks 38th in quality of life and 37th in healthcare compared to other US states. In total, Texas has 468 general hospitals and 501 health centers that provide care for 28,701,845 citizens. Nix Health Care System, Grace Medical Center, and Houston Methodist Hospital are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. Residents of Texas enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 40th in the United States.
Social demographics of the state
The state of Texas ranks 2nd in the country for diversity. Forty-two percent of Texas residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state's 27,848 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-31%, Mainline Protestant-13%, and Historically Black Protestant-6%. In Texas there are 1,292 masonic lodges. In the most recent presidential election, 52% of Texas residents voted Republican and 43% voted Democrat. The state has a median age of 35 and 24% of its population being over the age of 55.
State-wide weather information
On average, Texas has an air quality index rating of around 36.8 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of July with a rating of 51.4 AQI. Texas experiences an average humidity rating of about 65%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of February at around 81%. During the summer, the average temperature in Texas is around 82F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 102F during the month of June. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 56F during 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. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 16F during the month of January. On average, the state receives 31.68 inches of precipitation a month. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of June at around 7.44 inches. 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, huisache, and cat claw. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the coyotes, the rattlesnake, the rodents, or the alligators. Some of the plants species native to the Texas region include perennial bunchgrasses, post oak, and mesquite. The state animal of Texas is the nine-banded armadillo.