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Apache Junction, Arizona
Cost of Living
The overall cost of living can be a big influence when deciding which location is the best fit for your loved one's needs. The rent burden for Apache Junction is about 16.8% of the average monthly income. Apache Junction has a median home value of $89,270 and the median cost of rent is about $621 per month.
Demographics and Values
In Apache Junction, 13.3% of the population are veterans. Based on gender, 51.4% are female and 48.6% are male. The median age of Apache Junction is 52 years old. In terms of education, 33.9% have a high-school diploma, 5.1% have a graduate degree, and 14.7% have a college degree. Racially, the population of Apache Junction is 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 1.8% Native American, 14.5% Hispanic, 3.1% mixed race, 1.2% black, 1.2% Asian, 1.7% other or not specified, and 91.0% white. The total population of Apache Junction consists of 40,538 people. Apache Junction has a population density of 446 people per square mile. In Apache Junction, 12.2% do not have health insurance, 22.9% have some form of disability, 43.9% participate in the labor force, and 20.4% live in poverty.
An overview of Arizona
Based on natural beauty, Arizona ranks 33rd in the nation. In total, Arizona has 96 general hospitals and 153 health centers that provide care for 7,296,554 citizens. The three highest ranked hospitals in Arizona are Verde Valley Medical Center, Flagstaff Medical Center, and Mayo Clinic Hospital. In terms of resources, Arizona has a cost of living index of 97.7, a grocery index rating of 96.9, and a housing index rating of 91.7. 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. Overall, Arizona ranks 34th in quality of life and 23rd in healthcare compared to other US states.
Social demographics of the state
The state of Arizona ranks 11th in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly. In the most recent presidential election, 49% of Arizona residents voted Republican and 45% voted Democrat. In terms of religious values, 34% of Arizona's population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 4,673 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-26%, Mainline Protestant-12%, and Historically Black Protestant-1%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-2%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Arizona there are 67 masonic lodges. The state has a median age of 38 and 30% of its population being over the age of 55.
State-wide weather information
On average, the state receives 1.04 inches of precipitation a month. The most precipitation occurs in July with an average of 4.92 inches of precipitation a month. On average, Arizona has an air quality index rating of around 49.9 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of April with a rating of around 65.5 AQI. During the summer, the average temperature in Arizona is around 81Â°F.The average high summer temperature is around 112Â°F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 34Â°F during the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in Arizona drops to around 46Â°F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 75Â°F during the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 11Â°F during the month of December. The average humidity across the state is 39%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of January at around 61%. While residents of Arizona mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Arizona can include earthquakes (moderate) and floods.
Wildlife to be found in Arizona
The state of Arizona has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of desert flowers, jojoba, juniper, and piÃƒÂ£Â±on.While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the a single jaguar (called el jefe) that migrated to arizona from mexico, the black and brown bears, the collared lizard, or the badger.The state animal of Arizona is the the ringtail cat.