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Miami Gardens, Florida
Cost of Living
The overall cost of living is a big influence when choosing which care option is best for your family. The median home value in Miami Gardens is about $153,249 and the median rent is around $1,149 per month a month. The rent burden for Miami Gardens is about 27.2% of the average person's monthly income.
Demographics and Values
Demographically, Miami Gardens is 25.4% white, 0.2% Native American, 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 1.6% other or not specified, 0.8% Asian, 70.8% black, 27.5% Hispanic, and 1.1% mixed race. Currently, the population of Miami Gardens consists of 113,750 people. Miami Gardens has a population density of 2,408 people per square mile. Out of the total city population, 46.8% are male and 53.2% are female. The median age of Miami Gardens is 36 years old. In terms of education, 14.4% have a college degree, 5.2% have a graduate degree, and 37.5% have a high-school diploma. Out of the total population of Miami Gardens, 23.7% do not have health insurance, 5.2% are widowed, 10.6% have some form of disability, and 21.5% live in poverty. In Miami Gardens, 2.8% of the people are veterans of the United States armed forces.
An overview of Florida
Florida is ranked 13th in quality of life and 29th in healthcare. Based on natural beauty, Florida ranks 21st in the nation. 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. 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.
Social demographics of the state
In terms of diversity, Florida ranks 8th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly. In the most recent presidential election, 49% of Florida residents voted Republican and 48% voted Democrat. The state has a median age of 42 and 34% of its population being over the age of 55. In terms of religious values, 35% of Florida's population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 15,611 different congregations. 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.
State-wide weather information
The average humidity across the state is 75%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 78% in the month of September. During the winter, the average temperature in Florida drops to around 60F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 79F during the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 36F in the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 82F.Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 95F during the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 66F during the month of June. 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. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Florida is around 4.54 inches. The most precipitation occurs in June with an average of 11.50 inches of precipitation a month. 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 saw palmetto, orchid, a wide variety of palms, and cypresses. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the wild turkey, the diamondback rattler, the American crocodile, or the six species of sea turtle. The state animal of Florida is the Florida panther.