Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers
Access to medical facilities can be a major factor in choosing the best destination for you or your loved one. In total, there are 8 hospitals located in Jacksonville which offer emergency services and other healthcare. The top hospitals in Jacksonville include Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, Mayo Clinic, and St Vincent's Medical Center Southside.
Cost of Living
The overall cost of living can be a big influence when deciding which destination meets the needs of your family. Jacksonville has a cost of living index of around 99.5 based on the national average of 100, where any amount below 100 is cheaper than the average.Jacksonville has a grocery index of about 96.7.Jacksonville has a sales tax of 6.00%.
Regional Climate and Weather Information
The humidity, air quality, and air temperature of a city may have a large effect on the well-being of a senior citizen. During the summertime, Jacksonville is about 85°F. The low summer temperature is approximately 75°F in the month of June. The summer high temperature is at roughly 93°F during July. Over the winter, the temperature in Jacksonville dips to about 59°F. The high winter temperature will rise to approximately 71°F in the month of December. The low winter temperature gets to around 47 °F in the month of January. Jacksonville has a humid subtropical type of climate. Monthly, Jacksonville receives about 4 inches of precipitation. The most precipitation normally happens in June with an average of 8 inches in a month.Jacksonville gets an average of 0.10 inches of snow per year. The average air quality index rating in Jacksonville is around 45.8. The average AQI conditions are rated as good. This means that there is no health advisory associated with the air quality for this destination. The air quality index score is at its highest in the month of December at about 53.1. During this time, the average air quality conditions are rated moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion.The average humidity rating for Jacksonville is roughly 72%. The average humidity levels peak in September at about 78%.
Demographics and Values
Out of the total population of Jacksonville, 13.0% do not have health insurance, 16.4% live in poverty, 65.6% participate in the labor force, and 5.9% are widowed. Racially, the population of Jacksonville is 0.2% Native American, 3.3% mixed race, 4.8% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 59.2% white, 9.1% Hispanic, 1.5% other or not specified, and 31.0% black. Jacksonville has a population density of 460 people per square mile. The current population of Jacksonville is growing at a rate of 0.014%.During the previous presidential election, 4.4% voted for a third party candidate, 48.5% voted Republican, and 47.1% voted Democrat in Duval county. In Jacksonville, 12.0% of the people are veterans of the United States armed forces. Jacksonville is considered friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. In terms of crime, Jacksonville has 36.0 property crimes per 1000 residents and 6.4 violent crimes per 1000 residents. In terms of education, 27.4% have a college degree, 28.4% have a high-school diploma, and 8.6% have a graduate degree. Out of the total city population, 51.6% are female and 48.4% are male. The median age of Jacksonville is 36 years old. In Jacksonville, 24.4% of the population are over the age of 55, 10.2% are over the age of 60, 5.2% are over the age of 70, and 3.1% are over the age of 80. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Jacksonville, out of the total population 0.6% practice Judaism, 0.7% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.7% practice Islam. In Jacksonville, 43.8% are nonbelievers. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Jacksonville 19.2% are Baptists, 12.6% practice another Chrisitan faith, and 9.5% practice Catholicism.
An overview of Florida
There are 218 hospitals and 108 health centers that service a population of 21,626,797. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be St. Joseph's Hospital, Sarasota Memorial Hospital, and Jupiter Medical Center. Residents of Florida enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 21st in the United States. Overall, Florida ranks 13th out of all states in quality of life and 29th in healthcare. In terms of resources, Florida has a cost of living index of 98.9, a grocery index rating of 104.0, and a housing index rating of 95.4. 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.
Social demographics of the state
During the latest presidential election, 49% voted for the Republican candidate while 48% voted for the Democratic candidate. In Florida, 35% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 15,611 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-3%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-24%, Mainline Protestant-14%, and Historically Black Protestant-8%. In Florida there are 290 masonic lodges. The median age in the state is 42, and 34% of the population is over the age of 55.In terms of diversity, Florida ranks 8th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly.
State-wide weather information
On average, the humidity rating for Florida is around 75%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of September at around 78%. On average, Florida has an air quality index rating of around 37.0 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of April with a rating of 47.9 AQI.On average, the state receives 4.54 inches of precipitation a month. The most precipitation occurs in June with an average of 11.50 inches of precipitation a month. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 60°F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 79°F during the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 36°F in the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 82°F.Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 95°F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 66°F in the month of June. While residents of Florida mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Florida can include hurricanes and floods.
Wildlife to be found in Florida
The state of Florida has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of sand pines, cypresses, southern magnolia, and orchid.While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the wild hog, the swamp rabbits, the pelicans, or the west indian (florida) manatee.The state animal of Florida is the florida panther.