Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers
For many seniors, primarily those with chronic illness or those who are in need of long-term treatment, access to hospitals is a significant determinant in choosing what type of care is right. In total, there are 19 hospitals located in Phoenix which offer emergency services and other healthcare. The top hospitals that service Phoenix include Mayo Clinic Hospital, Banner Estrella Medical Center, and Maricopa Medical Center.
Cost of Living
Cost of living can be a major influence in selecting which care choice is best for you or your loved one's needs. Phoenix has a median home value of about $197,489 and the median cost of rent is around $1,119 per month. The rent burden for Phoenix is around 19.0% of the average monthly income. The sales tax in Phoenix is 5.60%.
Regional Climate and Weather Information
Weather can be a major influence in determining which destination is the best fit for you or your loved one. On average, Phoenix has a humidity rating of 35%. Humidity ratings are highest during the month of January at approximately 47%. During the summertime, Phoenix is about 95F. The low summer temperature drops to approximately 79F in the month of June. The summer high rises to roughly 108F during the month of July. In the winter, the average temperature falls to roughly 58F. The peak winter temperature is approximately 74F in the month of February. The lowest winter temperature is around 45 F in the month of January. Monthly, Phoenix measures about 1 inches of precipitation. The most precipitation historically falls in August with an average of 1 inches in a month. Phoenix receives an average of 0.00 inches of snow per year. The average air quality index rating in Phoenix is around 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 highest during the month of December at around 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. Phoenix has a hot desert type of climate.
Demographics and Values
In the previous presidential election, 47.7% voted Republican, 44.8% voted Democrat, and 7.5% voted for a third party candidate in Maricopa county. Out of the total city population, 49.8% are male and 50.2% are female. In Phoenix, 19.8% of the population are over the age of 55, 8.5% are over the age of 60, 4.1% are over the age of 70, and 2.2% are over the age of 80. The median age of Phoenix is 33 years old. The current population of Phoenix is growing at a rate of 0.015%. Phoenix has a population density of 1,212 people per square mile. In terms of crime, Phoenix has 37.1 property crimes per 1000 residents and 7.7 violent crimes per 1000 residents. In Phoenix, 60.2% are nonbelievers. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Phoenix, out of the total population 0.4% practice Judaism, 1.1% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.2% practice Islam. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Phoenix 14.2% practice Catholicism, 7.8% practice another Christian faith, and 6.5% worship the Church of Jesus Christ. In Phoenix, 6.3% of the people are veterans of the United States armed forces. Phoenix is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. Of the population of Phoenix 23.5% have a high-school diploma, 27.8% have a college degree, and 10.0% have a graduate degree. In Phoenix, 66.2% participate in the labor force, 4.3% consider themselves widows, 16.4% do not have health insurance, and 10.3% have some form of disability. Racially, the population of Phoenix is 3.6% Asian, 3.7% mixed race, 6.9% black, 2.0% Native American, 11.7% other or not specified, 71.9% white, 42.5% Hispanic, and 0.2% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian.
An overview of Arizona
There are 96 general hospitals and 153 health centers that provide care for 7,296,554 Arizona residents. Verde Valley Medical Center, Flagstaff Medical Center, and Mayo Clinic Hospital are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. The quality of life enjoyed by the average Arizona citizen is ranked 34th nation-wide. Additionally, Arizona is ranked 23rd by healthcare standards. 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. Residents of Arizona enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 33rd in the United States.
Social demographics of the state
In Arizona, 34% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 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. In the last presidential election 45% of Arizona residents voted Democrat and 49% voted Republican. In terms of diversity, Arizona ranks 11th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly. 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, 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. Arizona experiences an average humidity rating of about 39%.The highest monthly average humidity rating is 61% in the month of January. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Arizona is around 1.04 inches. The most precipitation occurs in July with an average of 4.92 inches of precipitation a month. 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. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 11F during 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. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 34F during the month of June. 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 juniper, pinon, desert flowers, and ponderosa pine. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the white pelican, the collared lizard, the thick-billed parrot, or the badger. The state animal of Arizona is the the ringtail cat.