Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers
Proximity to hospitals is a significant consideration when determining the most suitable senior community. In total, there is one hospital located in Alameda which offer emergency services and other healthcare. The top hospitals that service Alameda include Alameda Hospital.
Cost of Living
The overall cost of care for a community is influenced by the destination where it is located. When it comes to resources, Alameda has a cost-of-living index of around 241.8 and a grocery index rating of 110.8. These index ratings are founded on a spectrum where 100 is the national average and anything above 100 is more expensive than said average. Alameda has a sales tax of 7.25%.
Regional Climate and Weather Information
The air temperature, humidity, and air quality of a destination may have a large impact on the health of your loved one. Alameda has a warm-summer Mediterranean type of climate. In the summer, the temperature in Alameda is about 64F. The summer high rises to roughly 73F in the month of July. The summer low drops to about 54F during the month of June. In the wintertime, the temperature dips to roughly 51F. The highest winter temperature is about 62F during the month of February. The low winter temperature will rise to about 41 F in the month of January. On average, the air quality index rating in Alameda is around 56.5. 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 max score in November at about 100.5. During this time, the average air quality conditions are rated unhealthy for sensitive groups. This means that persons with respiratory diseases such as asthma should avoid prolonged outdoor exposure and exertion. Monthly, Alameda measures around 2 inches of precipitation. The most precipitation normally occurs in December with an average of 4 inches during the month. Alameda gets an average of 0.00 inches of snow. On average, Alameda has a humidity level of 74%. Humidity levels reach their peak in July at about 98%.
Demographics and Values
Out of the total population of Alameda, 6.1% do not have health insurance, 5.1% are widowed, 67.6% participate in the labor force, and 9.2% live in poverty. In terms of education, 19.4% have a graduate degree, 50.7% have a college degree, and 12.6% have a high-school diploma. In terms of crime, Alameda has 31.1 property crimes per 1000 residents and 3.4 violent crimes per 1000 residents. Out of the total city population, 51.4% are female and 48.6% are male. The median age of Alameda is 41 years old. In Alameda, 28.3% of the population are over the age of 55, 11.8% are over the age of 60, 6.3% are over the age of 70, and 3.6% are over the age of 80. In Alameda, 5.8% of the people are veterans. Alameda is considered friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. Demographically, Alameda is 7.5% mixed race, 0.6% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 11.5% Hispanic, 4.4% other or not specified, 7.5% black, 0.4% Native American, 31.5% Asian, and 48.1% white. In Alameda, 65.5% are nonbelievers. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Alameda 16.1% practice Catholicism, 5.2% practice another Christian faith, and 2.6% are Baptists. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Alameda, out of the total population 0.6% practice Judaism, 1.4% practice an Eastern religion, and 2.0% practice Islam. The total population of Alameda consists of 79,177 people. The current population of Alameda is shrinking at a rate of -0.008%. Alameda has a population density of 2,927 people per square mile. In the previous presidential election, 78.1% voted Democrat, 7.4% voted for a third party candidate, and 14.5% voted Republican in Alameda county.
An overview of California
Overall, California ranks 19th in quality of life and 7th in healthcare compared to other US states. Based on natural beauty, California ranks 5th in the nation. Out of a national average of 100, California has a cost of living index rating of 139, a grocery index rating of 121, and a housing index rating of 227. In total, California has 391 general hospitals and 1,108 health centers that provide care for 39,715,372 citizens. Mills-peninsula Medical Center, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, and And Santa Monica's UCLA Medical Center and Orthopedic Hospital are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state.
Social demographics of the state
In terms of diversity, California ranks 1st in the nation and is considered very LGBTQ friendly. In California, 31% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 23,558 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-20%, Mainline Protestant-10%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-2%, Buddhist-2%, and Hindu-2%. In California there are 395 masonic lodges. In California, 26% of the population is over the age of 55.The median age in the state is 37. In the last presidential election 62% of California residents voted Democrat and 32% voted Republican.
State-wide weather information
During the summer, the average temperature in California is around 71F.The average high summer temperature is around 116F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 34F in the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in California drops to around 47F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 76F during the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 8F in the month of January. The average humidity across the state is 61%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of July at around 81%. The average air quality index rating in California is 57.1 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of August with a rating of around 83.0 AQI. The average monthly precipitation for the state of California is around 2.04 inches. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of December at around 16.26 inches. While residents of California mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in California can include earthquakes (high), floods, and and tornadoes.
Wildlife to be found in California
The state of California has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of jojoba, California poppy, California juniper, and service-berry. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the coyotes, the cougars, the black bears, or the snakes. The state animal of California is the California grizzly bear.