Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers
For many seniors, primarily those with chronic disease or those needing treatment, proximity to hospitals may be a motivating consideration while selecting what type of care best suits your family's needs. The top hospitals in Tampa include St Josephs Hospital, Adventhealth Carrollwood, and Memorial Hospital Of Tampa. In total, there are 7 hospitals located in Tampa which offer emergency services and other healthcare.
Cost of Living
Cost of living can be the big influence when selecting which care choice works best. Tampa has a sales tax of 6.00%. The cost of living index for Tampa is around 108.7 based on an average rating of 100, where any score higher than 100 is more expensive than said average. Tampa has a grocery-price index of 102.7.
Regional Climate and Weather Information
The air quality, humidity, and air temperature of a city may have a large impact on the health of a senior citizen. Monthly, Tampa gets around 4 inches of precipitation. The most rain historically happens in August with an average of 10 inches during the month. In terms of snow fall Tampa gets on average 0.00 inches of snow in a year. During the summertime, Tampa is around 83F. The summer high peaks at roughly 92F during the month of August. The summer low drops to approximately 74F during June. In the wintertime, the average temp drops to about 64F. The high winter temperature will rise to roughly 76F during the month of December. The low winter temperature gets to roughly 51 F during the month of January. Tampa has a humid subtropical type of climate. On average, the humidity rating for Tampa is roughly 72%. Humidity ratings peak in the month of August at approximately 76%. The average air quality index rating in Tampa is about 47.3. The average air quality conditions are rated as good. The air quality index score reaches its peak in December at around 64.7. 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.
Demographics and Values
During the last presidential election, 51.0% voted Democrat, 44.2% voted Republican, and 4.8% voted for a third party candidate in Hillsborough county. In terms of crime, Tampa has 4.7 violent crimes per 1000 residents and 18.7 property crimes per 1000 residents. Racially, the population of Tampa is 0.3% Native American, 3.4% mixed race, 2.6% other or not specified, 65.2% white, 25.1% Hispanic, 4.2% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, and 24.2% black. Out of the total population of Tampa, 12.1% have some form of disability, 13.0% do not have health insurance, 65.4% participate in the labor force, and 20.0% live in poverty. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Tampa, out of the total population 0.6% practice Judaism, 1.1% practice an Eastern religion, and 1.7% practice Islam. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Tampa 11.1% practice Catholicism, 9.7% are Baptists, and 7.4% practice another Christian faith. In Tampa, 59.3% are nonbelievers. Based on gender, 51.7% are female and 48.3% are male. In Tampa, 22.5% of the population are over the age of 55, 9.6% are over the age of 60, 4.9% are over the age of 70, and 2.9% are over the age of 80. The median age of Tampa is 36 years old. In Tampa, 7.5% of the people are veterans of the United States military. Tampa is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. The current population of Tampa is growing at a rate of 0.016%. Tampa has a population density of 1,305 people per square mile. In terms of education, 36.2% have a college degree, 25.9% have a high-school diploma, and 14.1% have a graduate degree.
An overview of Florida
Florida is ranked 13th in quality of life and 29th in healthcare. The state of Florida has 218 hospitals and 108 health centers, providing care to 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. The state of Florida has a cost of living index of 98.9 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 104.0 and a housing index rating of 95.4. Based on natural beauty, Florida ranks 21st in the nation.
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, 34% of the population is over the age of 55.The median age in the state is 42. 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. 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%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 78% in the month of September. 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. During the summer, the average temperature in Florida is around 82F.The average high summer temperature is around 95F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 66F in 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. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 36F in the month of January. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Florida is around 4.54 inches. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of June at around 11.50 inches. 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 southern magnolia, a wide variety of palms, muhly grass, and saw palmetto. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the American crocodile, the six species of sea turtle, the short nose sturgeon, or the west Indian (Florida) manatee. The state animal of Florida is the Florida panther.