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Paradise Valley, Arizona
Cost of Living
Cost of living can be a major influence when choosing which destination is best for you or your loved one's needs. The rent burden for Paradise Valley is about 17.6% of the average person's monthly income. Monthly, the median price for rent in Paradise Valley is $2,715 and the median home value for Paradise Valley costs around $1,386,704.
Demographics and Values
In Paradise Valley, 7.6% of the population are veterans of the United States armed forces. In terms of education, 72.8% have a college degree, 39.7% have a graduate degree, and 7.7% have a high-school diploma. Out of the total city population, 51.0% are male and 49.0% are female. The median age of Paradise Valley is 53 years old. Racially, the population of Paradise Valley is 5.8% Hispanic, 0.7% other or not specified, 89.3% white, 5.4% Asian, 1.6% black, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.4% Native American, and 2.5% mixed race. Out of the total population of Paradise Valley, 6.7% are widows, 8.3% have some form of disability, 5.8% live in poverty, and 2.6% do not have health insurance. The current population of Paradise Valley consists of 14,293 people. Paradise Valley has a population density of 358 people per square mile.
An overview of Arizona
The natural beauty of Arizona is ranked 33rd in the nation. 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. Overall, Arizona ranks 34th in quality of life and 23rd in healthcare compared to other US states. There are 96 hospitals and 153 health centers that service a population of 7,296,554. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Verde Valley Medical Center, Flagstaff Medical Center, and Mayo Clinic Hospital.
Social demographics of the state
The state of Arizona ranks 11th in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly. Thirty-four percent of Arizona residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state's 4,673 different congregations. 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 median age in the state is 38, and 30% of the population is over the age of 55.In the most recent presidential election, 49% of Arizona residents voted Republican and 45% voted Democrat.
State-wide weather information
On average, Arizona has an air quality index rating of around 49.9 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of April with a rating of 65.5 AQI. During the winter, the average temperature in Arizona drops to around 46°F. The average high winter temperature is around 75°F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 11°F in the month of December. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 81°F.Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 112°F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 34°F 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. The average humidity across the state is 39%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 61% in the month of January. 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 fir, piÃ£±on, spruce, and cereus.While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the collared lizard, the white pelican, the rattlesnakes, or the gray fox.The state animal of Arizona is the the ringtail cat.