Retirement Community facilities near Watseka, IL

Use our independent living search tool to find the best options for your family - a FREE Service!
Location:
Only show communities within a mile radius.
Room Type:
Budget:

Many of our communities offer virtual tours. Call us now to schedule.

Searching for Retirement Community communities in Watseka, IL?

Expert Senior Living Advisors from A Place for Mom can help direct you to Retirement Community communities. Together, we will find the perfect fit for your loved one; and we will provide direction and support as needed. We partner with 50 Retirement Community communities in IL and the surrounding area, so there are many options to choose from. A Place for Mom is the largest senior living referral service in North America, and we can help you make a good choice at no cost to you.


Looking for general info? Click here for more on Retirement Community in Watseka.

Senior housing types near Watseka, IL

  • Riverside Assisted Living & Memory Care

    Riverside Assisted Living & Memory Care

    1485 Butterfield Court, Kankakee, IL 60901
    (5)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Riverside Senior Life is the areas only full continuum of care, with over 20 years of experience enriching lives in the community. From Independent Living to Skilled Nursing, Riverside Senior Life delivers a seamless continuum of care , unrivaled in its one-of-a-kind approach. As part of the...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Bickford of Bourbonnais

    Bickford of Bourbonnais

    100 Jones Drive, Bourbonnais, IL 60914
    (13)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    We began our quest into senior living because of our love for our beloved mother, Mary Bickford, whose needs became too great for us to manage.  As we researched senior living options, we were shocked at our findings.  The options offered too much or too little — none met her needs...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Eagle's View Supportive Living

    Eagle's View Supportive Living

    200 W International Ave, Rantoul, IL 61866
    (12)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Eagle's View Supportive Living and Memory Care provides a wonderful alternative to a nursing home or to those struggling alone at home. We are a community that promotes independence while providing additional assistance as needed with dignity and respect. Our focus is on providing residents with...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Williamsport Village and Garden Homes

    Williamsport Village and Garden Homes

    200 Short St, Williamsport, IN 47993
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Williamsport Village and Garden Homes provides an independent living community in Williamsport, IN. This community is a caring place for seniors to call home in a location that is beautiful and special. Williamsport is a part of Lycoming County, and it provides residents and their guests with the...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • University Place

    University Place

    1700 Lindberg Rd, West Lafayette, IN 47906
    (2)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    One of the best things about our changing times is the way more and more people see themselves as they grow older. People have greater expectations of this time of life. They want to do more, learn more, maintain good health and be less burdened. No doubt you share those expectations. There is a...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Westminster Village

    Westminster Village

    2741 N Salisbury St, West Lafayette, IN 47906
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    From its inception, Westminster Village has shared a strong bond with Purdue University. In fact, land for the development was purchased at an attractive price and with the encouragement of Purdue University and the Purdue Research Foundation. Developed and constructed by Presbyterian Housing...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Clarendale of Schererville

    Clarendale of Schererville

    7770 Burr St, Schererville, IN 46375
    (31)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Clarendale of Schererville is a top pet-friendly senior community in the Chicago metro area, providing independent living assisted living and memory care for our residents. Our convenient and comfortable suburban location features 177 units and is designed with seniors’ comfort and well-being in...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Sunrise Villa Olympia Fields

    Sunrise Villa Olympia Fields

    3633 Breakers Dr, Olympia Fields, IL 60461
    (33)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Just 30 minutes south of Chicago, Sunrise Villa Olympia Fields provides a highly personalized approach to care, including independent and assisted living tailored to resident needs and abilities. Here, you have a choice of unique ranch-style townhome villas with two-car garages, front porches, and...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Inman Place

    Inman Place

    17 E University Avenue, Champaign, IL 61820
    (4)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Inman Place is located in Champaign, IL which is a part of Champaign County. This independent living community provides its residents with a great place to call home. Champaign offers things to do and see, including the opportunity to check out The Virginia Theatre, Krannert Art Museum, and the...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Clarendale of Mokena

    Clarendale of Mokena

    21536 South Wolf Road, Mokena, IL 60448
    (78)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Clarendale of Mokena is the only senior living community in The Village of Mokena, Ill. It is also the newest such community in the greater market area to offer three integrated lifestyle options under one roof - residential living, assisted living and memory care. Clarendale of Mokena creates an...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Aster Place

    Aster Place

    741 Park East Blvd., Lafayette, IN 47905
    (10)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    American Senior Communities is proud to present this exciting new option coming soon to the Greater Lafayette area. American Senior Communities have been serving seniors for over a decade with over 60 locations dedicated to the very best customer service. Located between IU Hospital- & Lafayette...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • The Glenwood Assisted Living of Mahomet

    The Glenwood Assisted Living of Mahomet

    1709 S Division St, Mahomet, IL 61853
    (3)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Experience respectful assisted living in a beautiful space when you choose The Glenwood of Mahomet, assisted living community located in Mahomet, Illinois. Our acres of beautiful landscaping, incredible attention to detail, and modern spaces really make it a home-like location and one that's...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Evergreen Place Champaign

    Evergreen Place Champaign

    4114 W Springfield, Champaign, IL 61822
    (18)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Evergreen Place Assisted Living offers worry-free living, where independence thrives and compassionate care is always nearby. Our beautiful campus also offers Traditional and Road to Home Respite Care. We welcome you to learn more and visit our community of care, where friendships flourish and...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Senior Suites of Joliet

    Senior Suites of Joliet

    215 North Ottawa Street, Joliet, IL 60432
    (8)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Imagine being able to live in a beautiful building, in a community of friends, receive monthly housekeeping services and benefit from specially designed safety features - all for one low affordable monthly rate and in the Chicago neighborhood you've called home for most of your life. As a resident...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Waterford Estates

    Waterford Estates

    17400 S Kedzie Rd., Hazel Crest, IL 60429
    (69)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    The essence of Waterford Estates is best described in three words: understanding, care, and community. Waterford Estates is located near I57 & I80, on 12 beautiful acres with private walking paths, two ponds and scenic views. Our campus offers those age 62+ independence, privacy, security,...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Parkview Senior Apartments

    Parkview Senior Apartments

    100 Parkview Lane, Savoy, IL 61874
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Parkview Senior Apartments is an independent living community in Savoy, Illinois. Savoy is a village of over 7,680 residents in Champaign County, Illinois. There are any number of conveniently placed points of interest to young, old, and in between located in this Illinois town. Savoy, incorporated...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Hanover Place

    Hanover Place

    16851 S Harlem Ave, Tinley Park, IL 60477
    (14)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Hanover Place Senior living is a pet-friendly retirement community for seniors age 55 and over in the Chicago metropolitan area. Our private one-bedroom apartments allow seniors to maintain an active, independent lifestyle in their retirement years while taking advantage of our amenities. Our...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Solstice Senior Living at Joliet

    Solstice Senior Living at Joliet

    901 Essington Road, Joliet, IL 60435
    (30)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Solstice Senior Living at Joliet provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Just outside of Chicago, we're conveniently located in Joliet, a friendly suburb linked to the city by highways and trains. Our community has everything you could ever want; Joliet features fine...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Elevate South Holland

    Elevate South Holland

    16300 Louis Avenue, South Holland, IL 60473
    (18)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Elevate Senior Living in South Holland is a close-knit retirement community with independent living, assisted living, and memory care. As a member of the Elevate Housing Foundation, our philosophy is rooted in effective, resident-centered and life-changing senior living. Being a nonprofit...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Heartis Village of Orland Park

    Heartis Village of Orland Park

    7420 West 159th Street, Orland Park, IL 60462
    (3)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Dedicated to Good Living Pathway to Living’s longstanding mission is to transform the way society thinks about aging and senior living. Our Heartis Village Orland Park community is an extension of that promise. We are steadfast in our commitment to cultivate a genuine home for you or your loved one....

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Willow Falls

    Willow Falls

    1681 Willow Circle Dr, Crest Hill, IL 60403
    (18)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    The Inn at Willow Falls was designed with consideration for every facet of a secure and enriching senior lifestyle — from a choice of meticulously designed apartments to a complete program of supportive care and social services. Residents will delight in the beautiful grounds, the comfortable...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Water Tower Place

    Water Tower Place

    7201 W 200 N, Delphi, IN 46923
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Affordable Housing at it's best! Come join us at Water Tower Place, nested nicely on the edge of Delphi, IN. We offer two bedroom, ground floor apartments that include ALL major appliances, including washer and dryer! Senior Living is meant to be calm and leisurely and it is our goal to help provide...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Marian Village

    Marian Village

    15624 Marian Drive, Homer Glen, IL 60491
    (4)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Looking for senior housing near you? Situated on 80 sprawling acres in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, Marian Village in Homer Glen, Illinois offers easy living that is enriching and inspiring. Our Catholic senior living community welcomes people of all faiths as our focus is truly on your...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • The Timbers of Shorewood

    The Timbers of Shorewood

    1100 N. River Road, Shorewood, IL 60431
    (39)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    The Timbers of Shorewood delivers an unusual blend of secure senior living with elegance and independence! With full-service kitchens in every apartment, supportive services available for Independent living residents and a restaurant on-site, residents enjoy a wide range of choices regarding they...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Senior Star at Weber Place

    Senior Star at Weber Place

    605 South Edward Drive, Romeoville, IL 60446
    (100)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Welcome to Senior Star at Weber Place! Weber Place is an independent living, assisted living, and memory care community in Romeoville, Illinois. Inside Weber Place, residents gather for fellowship and fun in our multiple activity venues, private dining rooms, billiards and shuffleboard areas, and...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Rittenhouse Village At Portage

    Rittenhouse Village At Portage

    6235 Sterling Creek Road, Portage, IN 46368
    (24)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    It's A Wonderful Senior Life At Rittenhouse Village, Our Philosophy is Different We're creating a resident-focused senior living community with you and your well-being in mind. At Rittenhouse Village At Portage, we've designed the very best in senior living by blending wonderful amenities with...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Senior Suites of Fay's Point

    Senior Suites of Fay's Point

    13201 South Ashland Avenue, Blue Island, IL 60406
    (11)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Senior Suites of Fay’s Point is a top rated, pet-friendly independent living community for seniors 62 and older in the greater Chicago area. Situated along Little Calumet River and the Cal Sag Channel, we provide a serene and comfortable environment and convenient location so seniors can maximize...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Senior Suites of Hegewisch

    Senior Suites of Hegewisch

    13550 South Avenue O, Chicago, IL 60633
    (4)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Imagine being able to live in a beautiful building, in a community of friends, receive monthly housekeeping services and benefit from specially designed safety features - all for one low affordable monthly rate and in the Chicago neighborhood you've called home for most of your life. As a resident...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Palos Heights Senior Living (IL Now Open)

    Palos Heights Senior Living (IL Now Open)

    7100 West College Drive, Palos Heights, IL 60463
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within our communities, we are not accepting visitors at this time. However, we’d still love to talk with you! Reach out to schedule a virtual tour or e-meeting with a sales representative to learn more about our community. Nestled in the trees next to the...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • American House Cedarlake

    American House Cedarlake

    14800 Van Dyke Road, Plainfield, IL 60544
    (30)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    American House Cedarlake is a pet-friendly independent living and assisted living community for seniors in the greater Chicago area. For those who want to enjoy their retirement in the comfort and privacy of their own one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartment without the fuss of home ownership and...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Franciscan Village

    Franciscan Village

    1270 Village Drive, Lemont, IL 60439
    (16)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Take a deep breath and imagine what your everyday life could be if you eliminate having to prepare and cook meals and significantly reduce your housekeeping duties. How would you like being able to walk to Mass, a gorgeous outdoor stations of the cross devotion, a fine restaurant, bistro, gift...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Senior Suites of Washington Heights

    Senior Suites of Washington Heights

    848 West 103rd Street, Chicago, IL 60643
    (4)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Imagine being able to live in a beautiful building, in a community of friends, receive monthly housekeeping services and benefit from specially designed safety features - all for one low affordable monthly rate and in the Chicago neighborhood you've called home for most of your life. As a resident...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Bickford of Bloomington

    Bickford of Bloomington

    14 Heartland Drive, Bloomington, IL 61704
    (7)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    We began our quest into senior living because of our love for our beloved mother, Mary Bickford, whose needs became too great for us to manage.  As we researched senior living options, we were shocked at our findings.  The options offered too much or too little — none met her needs...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Burr Ridge Senior Living

    Burr Ridge Senior Living

    16W301 91st Street, Burr Ridge, IL 60527
    (1)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within our communities, we are not accepting visitors at this time. However, we’d still love to talk with you! Reach out to schedule a virtual tour or e-meeting with a sales representative to learn more about our community. At Burr Ridge Senior Living, we...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Blair House

    Blair House

    1200 East College Avenue, Normal, IL 61761
    (8)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Blair House provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Centrally located between Chicago and St. Louis in a quiet suburb of Normal, Illinois, you'll love the convenience of living in the heart of it all. Enjoy all the shopping, dining and excellent healthcare of a...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Senior Suites of Chatham

    Senior Suites of Chatham

    8300 South Cottage Grove, Chicago, IL 60619
    (5)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Imagine being able to live in a beautiful building, in a community of friends, receive monthly housekeeping services and benefit from specially designed safety features - all for one low affordable monthly rate and in the Chicago neighborhood you've called home for most of your life. As a resident...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Atria at River Trail

    Atria at River Trail

    370 North Weber Road, Bolingbrook, IL 60440
    (7)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Thoughtfully designed to help older adults enjoy greater well-being, Atria at River Trail is a newly built independent living, assisted living and memory care community serving the families of Bolingbrook and Naperville. Whether residents select a spacious studio, one- or two-bedroom apartment, they...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Senior Suites of Auburn Gresham

    Senior Suites of Auburn Gresham

    1050 West 79th Street, Chicago, IL 60620
    (11)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Imagine being able to live in a beautiful building, in a community of friends, receive monthly housekeeping services and benefit from specially designed safety features - all for one low affordable monthly rate and in the Chicago neighborhood you've called home for most of your life. As a resident...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Senior Suites of Marquette Village

    Senior Suites of Marquette Village

    7430 South Rockwell Avenue, Chicago, IL 60629
    (4)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Senior Suites offers affordable, high quality apartments homes with specially-designed amenities to meet the needs of Chicago's older adults, those 62 years of age and better.

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Senior Suites of Rainbow Beach

    Senior Suites of Rainbow Beach

    2804 East 77th Place, Chicago, IL 60649
    (15)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Imagine being able to live in a beautiful building, in a community of friends, receive monthly housekeeping services and benefit from specially designed safety features - all for one low affordable monthly rate and in the Chicago neighborhood you've called home for most of your life. As a resident...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Jackson Park Supportive Living

    Jackson Park Supportive Living

    1448 E 75th St, Chicago, IL 60619
    (3)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    The Jackson Park Supportive Living Facility was created to provide a safe, comfortable, and supportive living environment for individuals age 22-64 years old offering the highest level of service and expertise while maintaining the individual's independence. Our apartments are designed to provide a...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Autumn Green at Midway Village

    Autumn Green at Midway Village

    6700 South Keating Avenue, Chicago, IL 60629
    (39)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Don't let our value prices fool you -- Autumn Green is a beautiful community!   Autumn Green at Midway Village offers full-service rental retirement living at a mid-range price for persons aged 62+ OR For-sale condominiums for persons aged 55+ in the adjacent Midway Village...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • StoryPoint Chesterton

    StoryPoint Chesterton

    700 Dickinson Rd, Chesterton, IN 46304
    (21)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    We are so excited to be a part of the Chesterton community! StoryPoint Chesterton is filled with many amenities and activities that help to make the community feel like home. Offering independent living and enhanced living options, our goal is to make sure our residents Shine. Everyday. Enjoy the...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Senior Suites Midway Village

    Senior Suites Midway Village

    6800 S. Keating Avenue, Chicago, IL 60629
    (13)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Senior Suites of Midway Village is a welcoming, secure independent living community in Chicago for seniors ages 62 and over. We provide the opportunity for seniors to forego home maintenance chores in favor of private apartments with housekeeping in a convenient location. We want our residents to...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Senior Suites of South Shore

    Senior Suites of South Shore

    2355 East 67th Street, Chicago, IL 60649
    (21)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Imagine being able to live in a beautiful building, in a community of friends, receive monthly housekeeping services and benefit from specially designed safety features - all for one low affordable monthly rate and in the Chicago neighborhood you've called home for most of your life. As a resident...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Oak Trace a CCRC

    Oak Trace a CCRC

    200 Village Drive, Downers Grove, IL 60516
    (7)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Oak Trace, located in Downers Grove, IL, is not-for-profit continuing care retirement community that offers a continuum of living options. Catered living, skilled nursing care and memory support are all situated right on campus. With everything so close by, you'll know that you can find whatever you...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Senior Suites of Garfield Ridge

    Senior Suites of Garfield Ridge

    5839 South Harlem Avenue, Chicago, IL 60638
    (12)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Imagine being able to live in a beautiful building, in a community of friends, receive monthly housekeeping services and benefit from specially designed safety features - all for one low affordable monthly rate and in the Chicago neighborhood you've called home for most of your life. As a resident...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Senior Suites Gage Park

    Senior Suites Gage Park

    3244 West 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60629
    (6)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Imagine being able to live in a beautiful building, in a community of friends, receive monthly housekeeping services and benefit from specially designed safety features - all for one low affordable monthly rate and in the Chicago neighborhood you've called home for most of your life. As a resident...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Montgomery Place

    Montgomery Place

    5550 S Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60637
    (1)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Montgomery Place is a Continuing Care Retirement Community with a range of living options. Located in Chicago's historic Hyde Park, with spectacular views of Lake Michigan, there's something for everyone here! Modern apartments support active lifestyles and Independent Living. Assisted Living...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Senior Suites of New City

    Senior Suites of New City

    4845 South Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60609
    (7)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Imagine being able to live in a beautiful building, in a community of friends, receive monthly housekeeping services and benefit from specially designed safety features - all for one low affordable monthly rate and in the Chicago neighborhood you've called home for most of your life. As a resident...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing

Watseka, Illinois

Independent Living

For those who would prefer to live primarily without personal care assistance but wish for the convenience of having housekeeping maintained by professionalls, an Independent Living Community could be the perfect choice. You or your loved one may continue to use their free time as they wish while their food is cooked by a professionall chef, housekeeping and laundry duties are handled by staff, and social activities are organized and scheduled. Along with their daily needs being met, residents can enjoy the opportunity to live among peers, surrounded by others of similar ages and interests. Within the individual units, residents have access to a private living space and a full kitchen, and can even live with a partner if they choose. While policies differ between communities, many residences allow cats and dogs as well. Nursing and health care services may always be arranged for with independent care providers as desired. There are an assortment of benefits and expenses to balance while deciding on an independent living community. It is important to figure out if these services are included in your plan: initial assessment fee, cable TV, meals, utilities, laundry, transportation, internet access, and housekeeping. The benefits and amenities associated with independent living include security guards, golf course, private rental hall, community activities, restaurant-style dining hall, beauty salon & barber shop, concierge services, and healthcare center.

Cost of Living

The location where a community is based might have a major impact on the total price. Cost of living can be a major factor when selecting which care option is best for you or your loved one. The rent burden for Watseka is about 17.8% of the average monthly income. Watseka has a median home value of about $80,001 and the median cost of rent is about $726 per month.

Demographics and Values

Based on gender, 56.9% are female and 43.1% are male. The median age of Watseka is 44 years old. Demographically, Watseka is 0.5% mixed race, 4.5% other or not specified, 91.2% white, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.0% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 3.4% black, and 6.2% Hispanic. Of the population of Watseka 43.9% have a high-school diploma, 2.3% have a graduate degree, and 10.9% have a college degree. Out of the total population of Watseka, 9.5% do not have health insurance, 20.7% have some form of disability, 21.7% live in poverty, and 58.0% participate in the labor force. Watseka has a population density of 615 people per square mile. The current population of Watseka consists of 4,732 people and in total the Watseka metro area has a population of 4,919. In Watseka, 9.0% of the citizens are veterans of the United States military.

State Information

An overview of Illinois

There are 199 general hospitals and 383 health centers that provide care for 12,696,123 Illinois residents. Sherman Hospital, Sam Health St. Mary's Hospital - Centralia, and And Midwestern Region Medical Center are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. Illinois is ranked 35th in quality of life and 22nd in healthcare. Based on natural beauty, Illinois ranks 43rd in the nation. In terms of resources, Illinois has a cost of living index of 95.7, a grocery index rating of 94.2, and a housing index rating of 87.2. 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.

Social demographics of the state

In the most recent presidential election, 39% of Illinois residents voted Republican and 56% voted Democrat. In terms of diversity, Illinois ranks 10th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly. Thirty-four percent of Illinois residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state's 12,453 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-2%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-20%, Mainline Protestant-16%, and Historically Black Protestant-7%. In Illinois there are 518 masonic lodges. The state has a median age of 38 and 29% of its population being over the age of 55.

State-wide weather information

On average, the state receives 3.33 inches of precipitation a month. The most precipitation occurs in May with an average of 6.02 inches of precipitation a month. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 28F. The average high winter temperature is around 49F in the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 10F during the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 73F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 91F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 53F in the month of June. On average, Illinois has an air quality index rating of around 37.7 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 54.5 AQI. The average humidity across the state is 71%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 78% in the month of December. While residents of Illinois mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Illinois can include floods, earthquakes (moderate), and and tornadoes.

Wildlife to be found in Illinois

The state of Illinois has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of bird's foot violet, black eyedSusan, aromatic aster, and bee balm. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the American black bear, the eastern red bat, the coyote, or the American pygmy shrew. The state animal of Illinois is the white-tailed deer.