Independent Living Communities offer seniors a nice balance between living an independent lifestyle and not having to concern themselves with housekeeping. Meals, recreational activities and housekeeping responsibilities are taken care of for you while you are free to use your time as you desire. Along with their daily needs being met, residents can enjoy an opportunity to live among peers, surrounded by others of similar age groups and interests. Within the individual units, residents have access to a private living space and a full kitchen, and can even live with a companion if they prefer. While policies differ between communities, a number of residences allow pets as well. If residents decide they would like to enlist the services of private health care providers, they may always do so. There are a number of costs and advantages to consider when determining an independent living community. It is important to figure out if these amenities are included in the plan: private phone, move-in fee, internet access, parking, housekeeping, Waiting list deposit, utilities, and cable TV. The amenities associated with independent living include restaurant-style dining hall, community activities, security guards, laundry service, golf course, healthcare center, private rental hall, and concierge services.
Demographics and Values
Racine has a population density of 1,934 people per square mile. Out of the total city population, 50.9% are female and 49.1% are male. The median age of Racine is 34 years old. In Racine, 7.4% of the people are veterans of the United States armed forces. In Racine, 20.0% live in poverty, 9.3% do not have health insurance, 13.9% have some form of disability, and 64.4% participate in the labor force. In terms of education, 5.0% have a graduate degree, 32.4% have a high-school diploma, and 17.1% have a college degree. Racially, the population of Racine is 22.5% black, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 23.0% Hispanic, 63.2% white, 0.5% Native American, 7.2% other or not specified, 5.5% mixed race, and 1.1% Asian.
Cost of Living
The total cost of living can be a big influence in choosing which location works for your family. The rent burden for Racine is around 19.9% of the average monthly income. Monthly, the median rent in Racine is $957 and the median home value for Racine is about $104,167.
An overview of Wisconsin
In terms of resources, Wisconsin has a cost of living index of 95.8, a grocery index rating of 100.7, and a housing index rating of 91.4. 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 quality of life enjoyed by the average Wisconsin citizen is ranked 11th nation-wide. Additionally, Wisconsin is ranked 14th by standards of healthcare. There are 138 hospitals and 57 health centers that service a population of 5,835,165. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Mayo Clinic Health System, Franciscan Medical Center, and Waukesha Memorial Hospital. The natural beauty of Wisconsin is ranked 10th in the nation.
Social demographics of the state
In terms of religious values, 180,800% of Wisconsin’s population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 0 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-22%, Mainline Protestant-18%, and Historically Black Protestant-4%. In Wisconsin there are 6,078 masonic lodges. The state has a median age of 40 and 31% of its population being over the age of 55. In terms of diversity, Wisconsin ranks 37th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly. In the most recent presidential election, 47% of Wisconsin residents voted Republican and 46% voted Democrat.
State-wide weather information
On average, the state receives 2.78 inches of precipitation a month. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of June at around 5.51 inches. On average, Wisconsin has an air quality index rating of around 39.5 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of May with a rating of 53.2 AQI. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 68F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 86F during the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 46F during the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in Wisconsin drops to around 19F. The average high winter temperature is around 35F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around -2F in the month of January. On average, the humidity rating for Wisconsin is around 72%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 77%. While residents of Wisconsin mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Wisconsin can include floods.
Wildlife to be found in Wisconsin
The state of Wisconsin has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of white pine, black cherry, leatherwood, and sugar maple (the state tree). While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the mink, the black bear, the white-tailed deer, or the water shrew. The state animal of Wisconsin is the badger.