Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers
Access to hospitals might be a significant factor in determining the most suitable choice for you or your loved one. The top hospitals that service Mesa include Banner Baywood Medical Center, Banner Heart Hospital, and Banner Desert Medical Center. In total, there are 6 hospitals located in Mesa which offer emergency services and other healthcare.
Cost of Living
The community in which a senior care community is based might have a large impact on the cost of care. The overall cost of living can be a big influence when choosing which destination works for your family. In Mesa, the cost-of-living index is around 113.6 where a score of 100 is the average, and anything above 100 is costlier than the national average. Mesa has a grocery price index of about 95.5.The sales tax in Mesa is 5.60%.
Regional Climate and Weather Information
The humidity, air quality, and air temperature of a destination can have a profound effect on the health of your loved one. In the summer months, Mesa is about 95°F. The summer high peaks at around 108°F during July. The summer low falls to about 79°F in the month of June. In the winter months, the average air temperature in Mesa drops to around 58°F. The winter high gets to about 74°F during the month of February. The lowest winter temperature is around 45 °F in the month of January. On average, the humidity rating for Mesa is around 20%. Humidity levels reach their peak in the month of January at approximately 32%. Monthly, Mesa measures about 1 inches of precipitation. The most precipitation historically falls in August with an average of 1 inches during the month.Mesa experiences an average of 0.00 inches of snow. On average, the air quality index rating in Mesa is approximately 92.6. The average air quality conditions are rated as moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion. The air quality index score reaches its peak during the month of December at approximately 160.0. During this time, the average air quality conditions are rated unhealthy. This means that all persons, especially those with a respiratory disease should limit all outdoor exertion and exposure.Mesa has a hot desert type of climate.
Demographics and Values
Of the population of Mesa 25.6% have a high-school diploma, 26.1% have a college degree, and 8.8% have a graduate degree. Currently, the population of Mesa consists of 496,401 people. The current population of Mesa is growing at a rate of 0.017%. Mesa has a population density of 1,388 people per square mile. In terms of crime, Mesa has 21.5 property crimes per 1000 residents and 4.1 violent crimes per 1000 residents. Racially, the population of Mesa is 3.7% black, 2.0% Asian, 0.4% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 27.4% Hispanic, 4.7% other or not specified, 2.3% Native American, 3.1% mixed race, and 83.8% white. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Mesa, out of the total population 0.4% practice Judaism, 1.1% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.2% practice Islam. In Mesa, 60.2% are nonbelievers. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Mesa 14.2% practice Catholicism, 7.8% practice another Chrisitan faith, and 6.5% worship the Church of Jesus Christ. In Mesa, 11.8% have some form of disability, 63.3% participate in the labor force, 15.8% live in poverty, and 13.9% do not have health insurance. Based on gender, 50.6% are female and 49.4% are male. In Mesa, 25.7% of the population are over the age of 55, 10.1% are over the age of 60, 6.8% are over the age of 70, and 4.2% are over the age of 80. The median age of Mesa is 36 years old. In Mesa, 8.8% of the people are veterans of the United States military. Mesa is considered neutral to members of the LGBTQ+ community. During the last presidential election, 7.5% voted for a third party candidate, 44.8% voted Democrat, and 47.7% voted Republican in Maricopa county.
An overview of Arizona
There are 96 hospitals and 153 health centers that service a population of 7,296,554. Verde Valley Medical Center, Flagstaff Medical Center, and Mayo Clinic Hospital are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. In terms of personal well-being, Arizona ranks 23rd in healthcare and 34th in quality of life compared to other states. The state of Arizona has a cost of living index of 97.7 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 96.9 and a housing index rating of 91.7. The natural beauty of Arizona is ranked 33rd in the nation.
Social demographics of the state
In terms of religion, 34% of Arizona residents attend religious services among the 4,673 different congregations that are available in the state. 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-26%, Mainline Protestant-12%, and Historically Black Protestant-1%. In Arizona there are 67 masonic lodges. The state of Arizona ranks 11th in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly. During the latest presidential election, 49% voted for the Republican candidate while 45% voted for the Democratic candidate. The median age in the state is 38, and 30% of the population is over the age of 55.
State-wide weather information
During the summer, the average temperature in Arizona is around 81°F.The average high summer temperature is around 112°F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 34°F during the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 46°F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 75°F during the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 11°F during the month of December. On average, the humidity rating for Arizona is around 39%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 61% in the month of January.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. 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 oak, jojoba, juniper, and ponderosa pine.While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the black-tailed jackrabbit, the coyote, the black and brown bears, or the rattlesnakes.The state animal of Arizona is the the ringtail cat.