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Sierra Vista, Arizona
Cost of Living
The overall cost of care for a community is affected by the neighborhood where it is located. Sierra Vista has a median home value of around $180,958 and the median cost of rent is around $1,015 per month. The rent burden for Sierra Vista is about 16.3% of the average monthly income.
Demographics and Values
Out of the total city population, 51.7% are female and 48.3% are male. The median age of Sierra Vista is 34 years old. In Sierra Vista, 60.7% participate in the labor force, 6.2% do not have health insurance, 14.2% live in poverty, and 14.9% have some form of disability. Sierra Vista has a population density of 108 people per square mile.Racially, the population of Sierra Vista is 3.0% other or not specified, 0.8% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 25.5% Hispanic, 77.6% white, 6.8% black, 4.0% Asian, 6.6% mixed race, and 1.3% Native American. In terms of education, 17.8% have a high-school diploma, 11.1% have a graduate degree, and 30.7% have a college degree. In Sierra Vista, 27.6% of the citizens are veterans.
An overview of Arizona
The state of Arizona has 96 hospitals and 153 health centers, providing care to 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. The quality of life enjoyed by the average Arizona citizen is ranked 34th nation-wide. Additionally, Arizona is ranked 23rd by standards of healthcare. Residents of Arizona enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 33rd in the United 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.
Social demographics of the state
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 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 terms of diversity, Arizona ranks 11th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly. During the latest presidential election, 49% voted for the Republican candidate while 45% voted for the Democratic candidate.
State-wide weather information
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%.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. 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. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 46Â°F. The average high winter temperature is around 75Â°F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 11Â°F in the month of December. 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. 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 cereus, spruce, ponderosa pine, and desert flowers.While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the cactus wren (the state bird), the rattlesnakes, the chuckwalla, or the black and brown bears.The state animal of Arizona is the the ringtail cat.