Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers
For many seniors, particularly those who have chronic illness or those requiring long-term therapy, access to hospitals is a significant consideration in selecting which care home is best for them. In total, there are 6 hospitals located in Mobile which offer emergency services and other healthcare. The top hospitals that service Mobile include University Of South Alabama Medical Center, Providence Hospital, and Mobile Infirmary Medical Center.
Cost of Living
Senior community price is determined by the community where it is located. The rent burden for Mobile is around 17.8% of the average person's monthly income. The median home value in Mobile costs around $119,685 and the median rent is around $847 a month. Mobile has a cost-of-living index of 87.6 where a rating of 100 is the average, and anything below 100 is less expensive than said average. Mobile has a grocery-price index of 92.9.
Regional Climate and Weather Information
According to many seniors, weather and climate are often a key influence in selecting a community. Mobile has a humid subtropical type of climate. The average air quality index rating in Mobile is around 38.2. The average AQI 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 rating reaches its peak in the month of December at about 53.6. 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. In the summer months, Mobile is about 82F. The summer high is at approximately 91F in the month of July. The low summer temperature falls to around 73F during June. During winter months, the temperature dips to roughly 54F. The winter high gets to approximately 65F during the month of February. The low winter temperature gets to about 42 F during the month of January. Monthly, Mobile receives approximately 5 inches of precipitation. The most precipitation usually occurs in August with an average of 7 inches in a month. Mobile experiences on average 0.10 inches of snow. On average, Mobile has a humidity level of around 72%. Humidity ratings peak in the month of July at around 76%.
Demographics and Values
In Mobile, 14.3% have some form of disability, 12.5% do not have health insurance, 22.4% live in poverty, and 7.4% are widowed. In Mobile, 38.1% are nonbelievers. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Mobile, out of the total population 0.2% practice Judaism, 0.2% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.4% practice Islam. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Mobile 28.9% are Baptists, 8.6% practice another Christian faith, and 8.0% practice Catholicism. Out of the total city population, 52.3% are female and 47.7% are male. In Mobile, 28.5% of the population are over the age of 55, 11.5% are over the age of 60, 6.3% are over the age of 70, and 4.0% are over the age of 80. The median age of Mobile is 37 years old. In terms of crime, Mobile has 7.6 violent crimes per 1000 residents and 55.9 property crimes per 1000 residents. The current population of Mobile is shrinking at a rate of -0.005%.Mobile has a population density of 526 people per square mile. Racially, the population of Mobile is 50.4% black, 0.7% other or not specified, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.1% Native American, 2.8% Hispanic, 1.7% Asian, 45.4% white, and 1.8% mixed race. During the last presidential election, 55.1% voted Republican, 41.8% voted Democrat, and 3.1% voted for a third party candidate in Mobile county. Of the population of Mobile 28.9% have a high-school diploma, 28.1% have a college degree, and 10.5% have a graduate degree. In Mobile, 8.4% of the population are veterans of the United States military. Mobile is considered very unfriendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community.
An overview of Alabama
In total, Alabama has 101 general hospitals and 164 health centers that provide care for 4,900,655 citizens. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Marion Regional Medical Center, Fayette Medical Center, and And Lakeland Community Hospital. The state of Alabama has a cost of living index of 89.5 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. The state has a grocery index rating of 97.4 and a housing index rating of 71.5. The natural beauty of Alabama is ranked 35th in the nation. Overall, Alabama ranks 49th out of all states in quality of life and 46th in healthcare.
Social demographics of the state
In Alabama, 30% of the population is over the age of 55.The median age in the state is 39. In terms of diversity, Alabama ranks 31st in the nation. In Alabama, 51% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 10,514 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-49%, Mainline Protestant-13%, and Historically Black Protestant-16%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Alabama there are 892 masonic lodges. In the last presidential election 34% of Alabama residents voted Democrat and 62% voted Republican.
State-wide weather information
The average temperature in the winter falls to around 46F. The average high winter temperature is around 66F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 66F in the month of February. During the summer, the average temperature in Alabama is around 79F.The average high summer temperature is around 93F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 62F during the month of June. On average, the humidity rating for Alabama is around 72%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of July at around 76%. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of July at around 8.15 inches. On average, the state receives 4.74 inches of precipitation a month. On average, Alabama has an air quality index rating of around 38.4 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 47.4 AQI. While residents of Alabama mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Alabama can include floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and and earthquakes (moderate).
Wildlife to be found in Alabama
The state of Alabama has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of many varieties of azalea, flowering dogwood, oak-leaf hydrangea, and fallow deer. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the ring-tailed cat, the jaguarondi, the feral swine, or the the California sea lion. The state animal of Alabama is the black bear.