Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers
For many seniors, especially those who have chronic diseases or those requiring treatment, access to medical facilities may be a motivating determinant when selecting what type of care best suits you or your family's needs. In total, there are 2 hospitals located in Biloxi which offer emergency services and other healthcare. The top hospitals that service Biloxi include Merit Health Biloxi and Gulf Oaks Behaviorial Hospital Of Biloxi.
Cost of Living
The overall cost of living can be a motivating factor when determining what destination fits best. The sales tax in Biloxi is 7.00%. Biloxi has a cost-of-living index of 87.6 and a grocery index rating of around 92.9. These index ratings are based on a scale where 100 is considered the average and any amount below 100 is less pricey than the national average.
Regional Climate and Weather Information
The humidity, air temperature, and air quality of a location can have a major effect on the overall health of your loved one. During the summer, the average temperature in Biloxi is approximately 82°F. The low summer temperature drops to approximately 73°F in the month of June. The summer high is at approximately 91°F in August. In the winter months, the average temperature dips to approximately 56°F. The winter high is around 65°F during the month of December. The low winter temperature is about 47 °F during the month of February. Monthly, Biloxi measures about 10 inches of precipitation. The most rain usually falls in April with an average of 23 inches during the month. Biloxi receives on average 0.20 inches of snow. Biloxi has a humid subtropical type of climate. On average, Biloxi has a humidity rating of 76%. The average humidity levels are highest in July at about 78%. On average, the air quality index rating in Biloxi is around 42.7. The average AQI conditions are rated as good. The air quality index score is at its peak during December at about 57.2. 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.
Demographics and Values
In terms of crime, Biloxi has 64.5 property crimes per 1000 residents and 3.9 violent crimes per 1000 residents. In Biloxi, 65.3% participate in the labor force, 15.2% have some form of disability, 22.7% live in poverty, and 17.6% do not have health insurance. Out of the total city population, 53.1% are male and 46.9% are female. The median age of Biloxi is 35 years old. In Biloxi, 25.9% of the population are over the age of 55, 9.9% are over the age of 60, 5.8% are over the age of 70, and 4.0% are over the age of 80. In terms of education, 27.4% have a high-school diploma, 8.1% have a graduate degree, and 23.4% have a college degree. The current population of Biloxi is growing at a rate of 0.002%. Biloxi has a population density of 412 people per square mile. The total population of Biloxi consists of 45,908 people. In Biloxi, 48.8% are nonbelievers. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Biloxi 18.8% are Baptists, 16.9% practice Catholicism, and 5.7% are Methodists. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Biloxi, out of the total population 0.1% practice Judaism, 0.0% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.1% practice Islam. During the previous presidential election, 33.4% voted Democrat, 63.7% voted Republican, and 2.8% voted for a third party candidate in Harrison county. In Biloxi, 15.9% of the population are veterans of the United States armed forces. Biloxi is considered very unfriendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. Demographically, Biloxi is 8.0% Hispanic, 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 22.1% black, 2.2% other or not specified, 4.7% Asian, 65.9% white, 4.7% mixed race, and 0.3% Native American.
An overview of Mississippi
There are 105 general hospitals and 247 health centers that provide care for 2,983,400 Mississippi residents. Baptist Memorial Hospital Union County, Beacham Memorial Hospital, and Ochsner Medical Center-hancock are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. Based on natural beauty, Mississippi ranks 11th in the nation. Overall, Mississippi ranks 48th out of all states in quality of life and 50th in healthcare. In terms of resources, Mississippi has a cost of living index of 85.7, a grocery index rating of 91.6, and a housing index rating of 70.1. 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.
Social demographics of the state
In the last presidential election 40% of Mississippi residents voted Democrat and 58% voted Republican. In Mississippi, 29% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 38. The state of Mississippi ranks 30th in the country for diversity. In Mississippi, 49% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 6,765 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-41%, Mainline Protestant-12%, and Historically Black Protestant-24%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Mississippi there are 604 masonic lodges.
State-wide weather information
The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of July at around 7.60 inches. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Mississippi is around 4.85 inches. On average, Mississippi has an air quality index rating of around 39.2 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of May with a rating of 49.3 AQI. During the summer, the average temperature in Mississippi is around 80°F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 94°F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 63°F in the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 46°F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 67°F during the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 27°F in the month of January. The average humidity across the state is 74%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 76% in the month of July. While residents of Mississippi mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Mississippi can include hurricanes, tornados, and and earthquakes (moderate).
Wildlife to be found in Mississippi
The state of Mississippi has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of eastern cottonwood, dutchman's breeches, bloodroot, and skunk cabbage. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the chickadee, the crow, the dove, or the cardinal. The state animal of Mississippi is the white-tailed deer.