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Des Moines, located in Polk County, Iowa is an active city with easy access to quality health care and skilled nursing facilities. Offering several nursing homes near local hospitals, your loved one can choose from a number of options that can assist with their individual requirements. If your loved one needs 24-hour medical care, there are many nursing home choices in Des Moines they can decide from. Getting the proper care at the right time is crucial to your loved one's success.

Senior housing types near Des Moines, IA

  • Ramsey Village

    Ramsey Village

    1611 27th Street, Des Moines, IA 50310
    (14)
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    Ramsey Village Continuing Care Retirement Community located on 10-acres of beautiful landscapped land provides a full range of choices for today's seniors. Choosing a senior living community represents a lifestyle choice and we understand that our residents are choosing much more than a comfortable...

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  • Edencrest at Riverwoods

    Edencrest at Riverwoods

    2210 East Park Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50320
    (31)
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    Edencrest at Riverwoods is an assisted living community located in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Our beautiful community is located near Lake Easter and several parks. Des Moines is a wonderful area for both residents and their loved ones to enjoy. We are committed to our residents by providing...

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  • Edencrest at Beaverdale

    Edencrest at Beaverdale

    3410 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310
    (4)
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    Edencrest at Beaverdale is professionally managed by Senior Housing Companies. Built by Hubbell Realty Company. We are committed to providing Red Carpet treatment for everyone who lives, works, and visits Beaverdale. Enjoy peace of mind and a wide variety of all-inclusive amenities when you...

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  • Prairie Hills at Des Moines

    Prairie Hills at Des Moines

    5815 SE 27th St, Des Moines, IA 50320
    (18)
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    Prairie Hills Des Moines is tucked in to a beautiful wooded setting just south of Easter Lake and Ewing Park in Des Moines. Our quiet country location is near the shopping, dining, and entertainment options of the Southridge Mall area. Hospitals and medical services are also just minutes away. Our...

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  • The Shores at Pleasant Hill

    The Shores at Pleasant Hill

    1500 Edgewater Drive, Pleasant Hill, IA 50327
    (13)
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    Welcome to The Shores of Pleasant Hill.  We provide independent living, assisted living, and memory care — a flexible range of support, without a buy-in.  The building is remarkable; up on a hill, overlooking Copper Creek Lake.  Likewise, the interior has many comforts, and a...

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  • Bickford of Urbandale

    Bickford of Urbandale

    5915 Sutton Place, Urbandale, IA 50322
    (20)
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    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...

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  • Glen Oaks Alzheimer’s Special Care Center

    Glen Oaks Alzheimer’s Special Care Center

    8525 Urbandale Ave, Urbandale, IA 50322
    (29)
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    The Glen Oaks Alzheimer's Special Care Center facility was opened in December, 2012, and is located in beautiful Urbandale, a suburb of the capital city of Des Moines, the largest city in Iowa. As part of JEA Senior Living, Glen Oaks Alzheimer's Special Care Center is a family member of a group of...

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  • Courtyard Estates at Cedar Pointe

    Courtyard Estates at Cedar Pointe

    6132 Northeast 12th Avenue, Pleasant Hill, IA 50327
    (9)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Courtyard Estates will support you in living in an environment that promotes choice, independence and dignity with the added benefit of safety and security. Our Courtyard Estates Community in Pleasant Hill, Iowa is a designated memory care community and puts the focus on serving your loved with...

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  • Edencrest at Green Meadows

    Edencrest at Green Meadows

    6750 Corporate Drive, Johnston, IA 50131
    (25)
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    Edencrest at Green Meadows is professionally managed by Senior Housing Companies.We are committed to providing Red Carpet Treatment for everyone who lives, works, and visits Green Meadows. Enjoy peace of mind and a wide variety of all-inclusive amenities when you reserve your apartment today. Ask us...

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  • Edencrest at Siena Hills

    Edencrest at Siena Hills

    455 SW Ankeny Rd, Ankeny, IA 50023
    (3)
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    Edencrest at Siena Hills Assisted Living and Memory Care is your community of choice in Ankeny! We are committed to providing Red Carpet Treatment for everyone who lives, works, and visits Siena Hills. Red Carpet Treatment is more than simple hospitality; it is our way of life! Our 'Resident First'...

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  • MorningStar at Jordan Creek

    MorningStar at Jordan Creek

    525 South 60th St., West Des Moines, IA 50266
    (3)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Here at MorningStar Senior Living Community,our reputation of excellence and authenticity sets us above the rest. We pride ourselves on our ability to incorporate faith in our everyday responsibilities. We offer 56 Assisted Living Suites and 29 Memory Care suites. We are located in a prime spot of...

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  • Bickford of West Des Moines

    Bickford of West Des Moines

    5050 Hawthorne Dr, West Des Moines, IA 50265
    (12)
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    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...

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  • The Bridges at Ankeny

    The Bridges at Ankeny

    3510 NW Abilene Road, Ankeny, IA 50023
    (8)
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    The Bridges at Ankeny offers high-quality services and accommodations for older adults throughout Central Iowa. Situated on 13 acres we offer a range of senior living services that include Assisted Living Memory Care, Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, Long Term Care, Respite Care, and Hospice. ...

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  • Vintage Hills Senior Living

    Vintage Hills Senior Living

    1275 SW State Street, Ankeny, IA 50023
    (12)
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    Vintage Hills at Prairie Trail When you think of assisted living and memory care, what do you see? If cookie-cutter apartments, quiet hallways, bland food and stereotypical activities come to mind, then think again. Over twenty years of experience have taught us that today's seniors want more...

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  • Edencrest at The Legacy

    Edencrest at The Legacy

    2901 Cedar St, Norwalk, IA 50211
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    Edencrest at The Legacy is the fifth retirement living community in the Edencrest series, offering 40 apartments of Independent Living, Assisted Living, Closer Care and Memory Care to the Norwalk community. As a resident at The Legacy, you'll enjoy freedom of choice when it comes to our wide range...

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  • Journey Senior Living of Ankeny

    Journey Senior Living of Ankeny

    3602 NW 5th Street, Ankeny, IA 50023
    (2)
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    Journey Senior Living of Ankeny is an Assisted Living and Memory Care community serving Ankeny, Iowa and surrounding communities. We provide the ideal solution for seniors who value their independence but may require some assistance with activities of daily living. Opened November 2016. Journey...

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  • Courtyard Estates at Hawthorne Crossing

    Courtyard Estates at Hawthorne Crossing

    601 Hawthorne Crossing Drive SE, Bondurant, IA 50035
    (14)
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    Courtyard Estates at Hawthorne Crossing been a staple in the Bondurant Commuity for nearly a decade. We are a locally owned community that offers Assisted Living and Memory Care Services. Our motto is 'Rolling out the Red Carpet'! Which we do not only to our residents, but our staff and guests as...

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  • Edgewater

    9225 Cascade Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266
    (2)
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    Edgewater, a WesleyLife community, is characterized by quality that is second to none and our commitment to making every part of life a positive experience. We believe that: Real Wellness promotes good health for your entire mind, body and spirit. True Hospitality encourages personal choice and...

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  • Legacy Pointe Senior Living

    Legacy Pointe Senior Living

    1650 SE Holiday Crest Circle, Waukee, IA 50263
    (36)
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    An extraordinary retirement community for active seniors age 55 and older. Theculture is one where our residents truly Thrive. A wide array of Community Life events occur each day. Whether it's enjoying a cup of coffee at our Cafe, Working out in the Fitness Center, A friendly Billiards or...

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  • Vintage Hills of Indianola

    Vintage Hills of Indianola

    604 E Hillcrest Ave, Indianola, IA 50125
    (12)
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    Vintage Hills is located in Indianola, Iowa just 15 minutes south of Des Moines. There are 46 assisted living apartments ranging from 414 to 813 square feet. The memory care consist of 20 apartments with private and shared rooms. We have immediate availabilities for memory care. There is a town...

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  • Perry Lutheran Home Willis Avenue Campus

    Perry Lutheran Home Willis Avenue Campus

    2323 Willis Ave, Perry, IA 50220
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    Innovative, Personalized, and Christ-Centered - Perry Lutheran Home Perry Lutheran Home in Perry, Iowa is Your Christian, Caring Community offering a Continuum of Care for your loved one to meet their changing needs. Perry Lutheran Home offers education and expertise, home care, assisted living,...

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  • Perry Lutheran Home Spring Valley Campus

    Perry Lutheran Home Spring Valley Campus

    501 12th St, Perry, IA 50220
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Spring Valley Campus Assisted Living Assisted living at is finest! Enjoy beautiful living quarters, excellent dining options, a variety of activities, outdoor patio, and more. Truly relax and live worry free at Spring Valley assisted living campus - conveniently connected to Dallas County Hospital...

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  • Vriendschap Village Senior Living

    Vriendschap Village Senior Living

    2602 Fifield Rd, Pella, IA 50219
    (2)
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    Vriendschap Village Over twenty years of experience have taught us that today's seniors want more choices and are leading a more active lifestyle than generations before. That's why at Vriendschap Village we created an Independent Living, Assisted Living & Memory Care community filled with options,...

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  • Glenwood Place

    Glenwood Place

    2907 South 6th Street, Marshalltown, IA 50158
    (7)
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    At Glenwood Place, we know the difference between truly living life to its fullest and just getting by. In fact, we playfully and lovingly refer to our community as a 'cruise ship on land!' Our proven track record of excellent care and premier lifestyle is the perfect fit for any retiree. From our...

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  • Arlington Place of Grundy Center

    Arlington Place of Grundy Center

    95 D Ave, Grundy Center, IA 50638
    (2)
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    Arlington Place of Grundy Center is professionally managed by Senior Housing Companies. We are committed to providing Red Carpet Treatment for everyone who lives, works and visits Arlington Place. Red Carpet Treatment is more than simple hospitality, it's our way of life. Our 'Resident First'...

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  • Prairie Hills at Ottumwa

    Prairie Hills at Ottumwa

    173 E. Rochester, Ottumwa, IA 52501
    (5)
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    Prairie Hills at Ottumwa is an assisted living community in Ottumwa, Iowa. Ottumwa is a historical city known as the 'City of Bridges'. Established in the mid-1800s Ottumwa respects its strong cultural and historical significance while also providing residents with all the luxuries of modern living...

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  • Parker Place

    Parker Place

    707 Highway 57, Parkersburg, IA 50665
    (2)
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    Parker Place is a vibrant community that feels like home. We are the perfect place for active individuals who simply want a comfortable, secure and enjoyable place to live. For those residents who require more personalized care, our staff can assist you so that you can still be part of an active...

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  • Arlington Place of Red Oak

    Arlington Place of Red Oak

    800 East Ratliff Ave, Red Oak, IA 51566
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    Why spend another winter alone? Move to Arlington Place and join in on all the wonderful activities that are offered right in their community. Feel secure with 24 hour a day monitoring system and Registered Nurse available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Just some of the services included in your rent...

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  • SunnyBrook of Fairfield

    SunnyBrook of Fairfield

    3000 W Madison Ave, Suite 500, Fairfield, IA 52556
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    SunnyBrook Assisted Living 'all the comforts of home...without the worry!' . Assisted Living is a special combination of housing, supportive services and health care designed to meet the individual needs of those who require help with activities of daily living (ADLs). These services include- but...

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  • Urbandale Health Care Center

    4614 84th St, Urbandale, IA 50322
    (86)
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    At Urbandale Health Care Center, it’s all about “U!” We are a 106-bed facility offering 24-hour skilled nursing care and specialized rehabilitation therapy for a wide variety of health conditions. Our goal is to meet the unique needs of each of our residents while always maintaining their privacy,...

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  • Shirlee's Retirement Home

    1302 E 2nd Ave, Indianola, IA 50125
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Shirlee's Retirement Home offers a lot of services for the elderly in Indianola, Iowa. Not only are they focused on their nursing home, but also have assisted living, senior community, and is a micro community. The nursing home facility of Shirlee's Retirement Home offers help to those in need on...

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  • Homestead of Creston

    1709 W Prairie St, Creston, IA 50801
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    As we turn the pages of our lives – growing up, working, experiencing loves and losses, raising our own children – we all experience times when we need a little extra help. At Prairie View Assisted Living, we have created an environment which combines and celebrates these memorable aspects of life...

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  • Homestead of Oskaloosa

    2102 S Market St, Oskaloosa, IA 52577
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    As we turn the pages of our lives – growing up, working, experiencing loves and losses, raising our own children – we all experience times when we need a little extra help. At Maple Ridge Assisted Living, we have created an environment which combines and celebrates these memorable aspects of life...

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  • Homestead of Knoxville Memory Care

    711 S Willetts Dr, Knoxville, IA 50138
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  • Homestead of Centerville

    19999 St. Joseph's Dr, Centerville, IA 52544
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  • Orilla's Way

    1209 S High Street PO Box 56, Grant City, MO 64456
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Des Moines, Iowa

Nursing Homes

A nursing home is a facility that houses at least two seniors who have no familial ties to the administrator. A nursing home facility offers its inhabitants around-the-clock care by on-site nurses. These nurses provide health related services for those who cannot take care of their own needs.

This type of facility is a convenient and comfy care choice for individuals 65 years and above, however nursing homes will often individuals 55 and above (a rarity in theworldof senior care).Many residents of nursing homes are seniorswith interpersonal social issues, which can encompass verbal fits, resisting support, or a propensity to wander. As a resident of a nursing home, you can expect the right to be free from abuse and neglect, get proper privacy, property, and living arrangements, be free from restraints, and be free from discrimination. The most common mental issue experienced by residents of nursing homes is dementia, which can hinder their decision making capabilities, memory function, and and familiarity with their surroundings. There are some services that may come at a cost to residents which can include a private room, unless medically needed, personal clothing, and specially prepared food. Often times persons may choose to live in a nursing home due to a physical or mental impairment that prevents them from easily accomplishing the activities of daily living.

Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers

For many seniors, particularly those who have chronic illnesses or those requiring long-term therapy, proximity to medical facilities is a motivating determinant in choosing which senior care facility is right for them. In total, there are 4 hospitals located in Des Moines which offer emergency services and other healthcare. The top hospitals in Des Moines include Iowa Lutheran Hospital, Iowa Methodist Medical Center, and Broadlawns Medical Center.

Cost of Living

Cost of living can be a major factor in determining what facility is the best fit for your loved one. In terms of resources, Des Moines has a cost of living index of around 85.9 and a cost-of-groceries index of 92.9. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the average and any amount under 100 is cheaper than the average amount. The sales tax in Des Moines is 6.00%.

Regional Climate and Weather Information

According to many seniors, climate and weather are the most important influence in deciding on a home that is right for your loved one. In the summertime, the average temperature in Des Moines is about 76°F. The summer high peaks at approximately 89°F in July. The lowest summer temperature falls to roughly 62°F in June. In the winter, the average temp in Des Moines sinks to around 27°F. The winter high is around 39°F in the month of February. The lowest winter temperature will rise to roughly 14 °F in the month of January. Des Moines has a hot-summer humid continental type of climate. On average, the humidity rating for Des Moines is about 70%. Humidity ratings are highest during the month of December at about 75%. The average air quality index rating in Des Moines is around 41.5. The average air quality conditions are rated as good. This means that there is no health advisory associated with the air quality for this destination. The air quality index score is at its maximum rating in the month of December at about 58.8. During this time, the average air quality conditions are rated moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion. Monthly, Des Moines gets approximately 3 inches of precipitation. The most precipitation normally happens in June with an average of 7 inches in a month. For snowfall, Des Moines experiences an average of 32.90 inches of snow per year.

Demographics and Values

Of the population of Des Moines 25.2% have a college degree, 30.5% have a high-school diploma, and 7.6% have a graduate degree. In Des Moines, 8.2% do not have health insurance, 70.7% participate in the labor force, 5.5% are widows, and 13.7% have some form of disability. In the previous presidential election, 7.9% voted for a third party candidate, 51.7% voted Democrat, and 40.4% voted Republican in Polk county. In terms of crime, Des Moines has 6.7 violent crimes per 1000 residents and 44.1 property crimes per 1000 residents. In Des Moines, 6.4% of the people are veterans. Des Moines is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Des Moines, out of the total population 0.4% practice Judaism, 0.2% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.4% practice Islam. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Des Moines 15.1% practice Catholicism, 6.8% are Lutherans, and 6.7% practice another Chrisitan faith. In Des Moines, 53.8% are nonbelievers. Demographically, Des Moines is 76.1% white, 0.5% Native American, 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 13.1% Hispanic, 3.9% mixed race, 2.5% other or not specified, 11.0% black, and 6.0% Asian. Out of the total city population, 50.7% are female and 49.3% are male. The median age of Des Moines is 34 years old. In Des Moines, 23.0% of the population are over the age of 55, 9.5% are over the age of 60, 4.5% are over the age of 70, and 3.0% are over the age of 80. Des Moines has a population density of 952 people per square mile. The current population of Des Moines is shrinking at a rate of -0.001%.

State Information

An overview of Iowa

Based on natural beauty, Iowa ranks 32nd in the nation. In terms of personal well-being, Iowa ranks 20th in healthcare and 14th in quality of life compared to other states. The state of Iowa has 120 hospitals and 75 health centers, providing care to a population of 3,168,703. Mercy Hospital, St. Lukes Hospital, and And Mercy Medical Center ̢РCedar Rapids are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. Out of a national average of 100, Iowa has a cost of living index rating of 92, a grocery index rating of 96, and a housing index rating of 80.

Social demographics of the state

In terms of diversity, Iowa ranks 43rd in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly. In Iowa, 36% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 5,107 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-28%, Mainline Protestant-30%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. In Iowa there are 289 masonic lodges. In the most recent presidential election, 51% of Iowa residents voted Republican and 42% voted Democrat. The median age in the state is 38, and 30% of the population is over the age of 55.

State-wide weather information

The average humidity across the state is 72%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 78% in the month of December. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of July at around 6.46 inches. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Iowa is around 2.93 inches. On average, Iowa has an air quality index rating of around 41.2 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 53.8 AQI. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 72°F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 88°F during the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 55°F during the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in Iowa drops to around 22°F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 40°F during the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 4°F during the month of January. While residents of Iowa mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Iowa can include floods and earthquakes (high).

Wildlife to be found in Iowa

The state of Iowa has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of bearberry, dryflower, bunchberry, and arrowgrass. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the porcupine, the coyote, the mountain lion, or the bison. The state animal of Iowa is the eastern goldfinch.