Scott City, Kansas
Cost of Living
The total cost of living can be a major factor when selecting what location is the best fit for your loved one. The rent burden for Scott City is around 14.2% of the average monthly income. Scott City has a median home value of $106,747 and the median cost of rent is $736 per month.
Demographics and Values
In Scott City, 11.2% have some form of disability, 5.6% live in poverty, 5.6% do not have health insurance, and 67.6% participate in the labor force. In terms of education, 32.4% have a high-school diploma, 24.1% have a college degree, and 7.4% have a graduate degree. Based on gender, 46.1% are male and 53.9% are female. The median age of Scott City is 38 years old. Demographically, Scott City is 23.2% Hispanic, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.9% mixed race, 3.6% other or not specified, 94.6% white, 0.1% Native American, 0.0% black, and 0.8% Asian. In Scott City, 5.3% of the people are veterans of the United States military. Currently, the population of Scott City consists of 3,680 people and in total the Scott City metro area has a population of 3,851. Scott City has a population density of 538 people per square mile.
An overview of Kansas
Out of a national average of 100, Kansas has a cost of living index rating of 90, a grocery index rating of 92, and a housing index rating of 74. The quality of life enjoyed by the average Kansas citizen is ranked 22nd nation-wide. Additionally, Kansas is ranked 33rd by healthcare standards. The state of Kansas has 144 hospitals and 75 health centers, providing care to a population of 2,912,321. University Of Kansas Hospital, Newton Medical Center, and Providence Medical Center are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. Based on natural beauty, Kansas ranks 8th in the nation.
Social demographics of the state
In Kansas, 29% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 37. In terms of diversity, Kansas ranks 25th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly. In the last presidential election 36% of Kansas residents voted Democrat and 57% voted Republican. In Kansas, 37% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 4,782 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-31%, Mainline Protestant-24%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. In Kansas there are 279 masonic lodges.
State-wide weather information
The average monthly precipitation for the state of Kansas is around 2.55 inches. The most precipitation occurs in May with an average of 6.73 inches of precipitation a month. During the summer, the average temperature in Kansas is around 76°F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 95°F during the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 54°F during the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in Kansas drops to around 32°F. The average high winter temperature is around 53°F in the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 12°F during the month of January. On average, the humidity rating for Kansas is around 66%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 72% in the month of December. On average, Kansas has an air quality index rating of around 36.0 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of July with a rating of around 46.4 AQI. While residents of Kansas mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Kansas can include tornados, floods, and and earthquakes (high).
Wildlife to be found in Kansas
The state of Kansas has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of siberian elm, bur oak, chestnut oak, and sycamore. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the woodchuck, the beaver, the muskrat, or the skink. The state animal of Kansas is the american buffalo.