Care homes offer an intimate care for your loved one. They provide a domiciliary care environment with 24-hour staffing and personal support. This type of facility is like a single-family home. Services provided might include food service, laundry services, and transportation. In Washington, the annual median cost for an assisted living facility is around $66,000. Washington maintains specific statutes related to this type of facility. The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) and Aging and Long-Term Support Administration (Department) licenses this type of facility.
Cost of Living
Senior living community price is determined by the neighborhood where it is located. Monthly, the median price for rent in Tukwila is around $1,386 and the median home value for Tukwila is around $260,075. The rent burden for Tukwila is around 19.9% of the average monthly income.
Demographics and Values
Based on gender, 51.4% are male and 48.6% are female. The median age of Tukwila is 35 years old. In terms of education, 26.1% have a high-school diploma, 6.8% have a graduate degree, and 21.9% have a college degree. In Tukwila, 6.2% of the citizens are veterans of the United States armed forces. Racially, the population of Tukwila is 1.1% Native American, 23.7% Asian, 15.0% Hispanic, 37.2% white, 10.9% mixed race, 2.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 17.1% black, and 7.9% other or not specified. The total population of Tukwila consists of 20,144 people. Tukwila has a population density of 847 people per square mile. Out of the total population of Tukwila, 5.5% are widowed, 71.5% participate in the labor force, 12.8% do not have health insurance, and 21.2% live in poverty.
An overview of Washington
There are 104 hospitals and 216 health centers that service a population of 7,647,384. Providence St Mary Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center, and Multicare Valley Hospital are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. The natural beauty of Washington is ranked 14th in the nation. Out of a national average of 100, Washington has a cost of living index rating of 110, a grocery index rating of 108, and a housing index rating of 118. The quality of life enjoyed by the average Washington citizen is ranked 1st nation-wide. Additionally, Washington is ranked 4th by healthcare standards.
Social demographics of the state
Thirty percent of Washington residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state’s 6,114 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-25%, Mainline Protestant-13%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Washington there are 291 masonic lodges. In Washington, 28% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 38. In the last presidential election 53% of Washington residents voted Democrat and 37% voted Republican. In terms of diversity, Washington ranks 19th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly.
State-wide weather information
During the winter, the average temperature in Washington drops to around 35F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 53F during the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 14F in the month of December. During the summer, the average temperature in Washington is around 65F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 92F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 40F in the month of June. On average, the humidity rating for Washington is around 71%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 88% in the month of December. On average, Washington has an air quality index rating of around 32.4 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of August with a rating of around 77.2 AQI. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of November at around 18.94 inches. On average, the state receives 3.15 inches of precipitation a month. While residents of Washington mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Washington can include earthquakes (moderate), earthquakes (high), and floods.
Wildlife to be found in Washington
The state of Washington has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of pacific yew, quaking aspen, nook rose, and buckthorn. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the mountain beaver, the American robin, the shrew-mole, or the pink (humpback) salmon. The state animal of Washington is the Olympic marmot.