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Oro Valley, Arizona
Cost of Living
The overall cost of living is a major influence when deciding which destination is best for you or your loved one. The rent burden for Oro Valley is about 16.6% of the average monthly income. The median monthly rent in Oro Valley is about $1,255 and the median value for a house for Oro Valley costs around $287,111.
Demographics and Values
In terms of education, 51.6% have a college degree, 15.4% have a high-school diploma, and 24.6% have a graduate degree. Based on gender, 51.3% are female and 48.7% are male. The median age of Oro Valley is 53 years old. In Oro Valley, 13.8% of the people are veterans of the United States armed forces. Demographically, Oro Valley is 2.2% other or not specified, 1.8% black, 14.9% Hispanic, 2.7% mixed race, 3.4% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 89.5% white, and 0.3% Native American. In Oro Valley, 3.5% do not have health insurance, 6.2% consider themselves widows, 50.7% participate in the labor force, and 5.8% live in poverty. Currently, the population of Oro Valley consists of 44,350 people. Oro Valley has a population density of 480 people per square mile.
An overview of Arizona
The state of Arizona has 96 hospitals and 153 health centers, providing care to 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. The natural beauty of Arizona is ranked 33rd in the nation. Out of a national average of 100, Arizona has a cost of living index rating of 98, a grocery index rating of 97, and a housing index rating of 92. Arizona is ranked 34th in quality of life and 23rd in healthcare.
Social demographics of the state
In the most recent presidential election, 49% of Arizona residents voted Republican and 45% voted Democrat. The median age in the state is 38, and 30% of the population is over the age of 55.Thirty-four percent of Arizona residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state's 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 of Arizona ranks 11th in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly.
State-wide weather information
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. On average, the humidity rating for Arizona is around 39%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of January at around 61%. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 46F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 75F during the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 11F in the month of December. During the summer, the average temperature in Arizona is around 81F.Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 112F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 34F in the month of June. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of July at around 4.92 inches. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Arizona is around 1.04 inches. 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 pinon, juniper, desert flowers, and cereus. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the badger, the collared lizard, the coyote, or the thick-billed parrot. The state animal of Arizona is the the ringtail cat.