Cost of Living
The location in which a community is located might have a huge impact on the overall cost. Cost of living can be a major factor when determining which community is best for your loved one. Monthly, the median price for rent in Paducah is $749 and the median home value for Paducah costs around $115,261. The rent burden for Paducah is around 17.3% of the average person’s monthly income.
Demographics and Values
In terms of education, 30.0% have a high-school diploma, 24.8% have a college degree, and 9.0% have a graduate degree. Paducah has a population density of 476 people per square mile. Racially, the population of Paducah is 72.6% white, 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.6% Asian, 0.5% other or not specified, 23.0% black, 2.6% mixed race, 2.8% Hispanic, and 0.4% Native American. In Paducah, 8.4% of the people are veterans of the United States armed forces. Based on gender, 46.7% are male and 53.3% are female. The median age of Paducah is 41 years old. In Paducah, 9.4% are widowed, 24.7% live in poverty, 18.1% have some form of disability, and 56.2% participate in the labor force.
An overview of Kentucky
Overall, Kentucky ranks 40th in quality of life and 44th in healthcare compared to other US states. The state of Kentucky has a cost of living index of 91.8 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 89.9 and a housing index rating of 77.4. The natural beauty of Kentucky is ranked 12th in the nation. There are 103 general hospitals and 285 health centers that provide care for 4,482,977 Kentucky residents. The three highest ranked hospitals in Kentucky are Arh Our Lady Of The Way, Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital, and Saint Joseph London.
Social demographics of the state
In Kentucky, 30% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 39. In terms of diversity, Kentucky ranks 45th in the nation. In terms of religion, 39% of Kentucky residents attend religious services among the 7,745 different congregations that are available in the state. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-49%, Mainline Protestant-11%, and Historically Black Protestant-5%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Kentucky there are 67 masonic lodges. During the latest presidential election, 63% voted for the Republican candidate while 33% voted for the Democratic candidate.
State-wide weather information
The average temperature in the winter falls to around 36Â°F. The average high winter temperature is around 52Â°F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 19, (January)Â°F in the month of January. During the summer, the average temperature in Kentucky is around 75Â°F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 94Â°F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 56Â°F in the month of June. The average air quality index rating in Kentucky is 38.6 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of June with a rating of 48.0 AQI. Kentucky experiences an average humidity rating of about 70%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 76% in the month of July. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of May at around 6.30 inches. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Kentucky is around 4.04 inches. While residents of Kentucky mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Kentucky can include earthquakes (moderate), floods, and and tornados.
Wildlife to be found in Kentucky
The state of Kentucky has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of eastern white pine, tulip poplar, dwarf iris, and bluegrass. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the brown thrasher, the flying squirrel, the cardinal (the state bird), or the swamp rabbit.