Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers
For many seniors, particularly those with chronic illnesses or those who are in need of long-term care, proximity to medical communities can be a significant consideration in selecting which care option is right for them. In total, there are 8 hospitals located in Miami which offer emergency services and other healthcare. The top hospitals in Miami include West Kendall Baptist Hospital, Baptist Hospital Of Miami, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.
Cost of Living
The overall cost of living is a major influence when deciding what care option works best. In Miami, the cost-of-living index is around 137.1 based on an average score of 100, where any amount above 100 is costlier than the national average. Miami has a grocery-price index of around 102.7.Miami has a sales tax of 6.00%.
Regional Climate and Weather Information
Climate and weather is a major factor in selecting which city is the best fit for your loved one. During the summer, Miami is approximately 84F. The summer high rises to around 92F during August. The summer low is roughly 76F during the month of June. In the wintertime, the average air temperature falls to approximately 71F. The winter high will rise to about 81F in the month of December. The lowest winter temperature gets to around 60 F in the month of January. The average air quality index rating in Miami is about 46.5. The average air quality conditions are rated as good. The air quality index rating is at its peak rating in the month of December at around 60.2. 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. On average, Miami has a humidity level of about 71%. The average humidity levels peak in September at approximately 76%. Monthly, Miami measures around 6 inches of precipitation. The most rain historically happens in June with an average of 11 inches during the month. In terms of snow fall Miami gets on average 0.00 inches of snow in a year. Miami has a humid subtropical type of climate.
Demographics and Values
Out of the total city population, 50.6% are female and 49.4% are male. The median age of Miami is 40 years old. In Miami, 26.9% of the population are over the age of 55, 9.9% are over the age of 60, 7.1% are over the age of 70, and 5.0% are over the age of 80. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Miami, out of the total population 1.2% practice Judaism, 0.2% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.9% practice Islam. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Miami 22.4% practice Catholicism, 5.9% practice another Christian faith, and 5.4% are Baptists. In Miami, 59.4% are nonbelievers. The current population of Miami is growing at a rate of 0.019%. Miami has a population density of 4,969 people per square mile. During the last presidential election, 33.8% voted Republican, 2.9% voted for a third party candidate, and 63.2% voted Democrat in Miami-Dade county. In Miami, 1.8% of the population are veterans of the United States military. Miami is considered neutral to members of the LGBTQ+ community. In Miami, 12.0% have some form of disability, 25.8% live in poverty, 23.9% do not have health insurance, and 6.6% are widows. In terms of education, 26.3% have a college degree, 10.0% have a graduate degree, and 29.8% have a high-school diploma. Racially, the population of Miami is 0.9% Asian, 3.3% other or not specified, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 1.7% mixed race, 75.4% white, 18.4% black, 0.3% Native American, and 72.2% Hispanic. In terms of crime, Miami has 40.4 property crimes per 1000 residents and 7.3 violent crimes per 1000 residents.
An overview of Florida
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. The state of Florida has 218 hospitals and 108 health centers, providing care to a population of 21,626,797. St. Joseph's Hospital, Sarasota Memorial Hospital, and Jupiter Medical Center are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. Overall, Florida ranks 13th in quality of life and 29th in healthcare compared to other US states. Based on natural beauty, Florida ranks 21st in the nation.
Social demographics of the state
In terms of religion, 35% of Florida residents attend religious services among the 15,611 different congregations that are available in the state. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-24%, Mainline Protestant-14%, and Historically Black Protestant-8%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-3%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Florida there are 290 masonic lodges. The state of Florida ranks 8th in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly. The state has a median age of 42 and 34% of its population being over the age of 55. During the latest presidential election, 49% voted for the Republican candidate while 48% voted for the Democratic candidate.
State-wide weather information
During the summer, the average temperature in Florida is around 82F.The average high summer temperature is around 95F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 66F during the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in Florida drops to around 60F. The average high winter temperature is around 79F in the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 36F during the month of January. On average, the state receives 4.54 inches of precipitation a month. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of June at around 11.50 inches. Florida experiences an average humidity rating of about 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. 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 cypresses, southern magnolia, a wide variety of palms, and sand pines. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the west Indian (Florida) manatee, the gray fox, the diamondback rattler, or the Florida panther. The state animal of Florida is the Florida panther.