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Cost of Living
The total cost of care for a community is determined by the city in which it is located. The median home value in Brookhaven is $101,210 and the median rent is around $583 a month. The rent burden for Brookhaven is around 16.6% of the average person's monthly income.
Demographics and Values
In Brookhaven, 29.9% live in poverty, 53.9% participate in the labor force, 14.8% have some form of disability, and 7.1% are widowed. In terms of education, 32.0% have a high-school diploma, 5.8% have a graduate degree, and 19.6% have a college degree. Based on gender, 46.2% are male and 53.8% are female. The median age of Brookhaven is 36 years old. Demographically, Brookhaven is 0.0% other or not specified, 53.9% black, 0.0% Native American, 0.7% Hispanic, 43.8% white, 2.1% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, and 0.2% mixed race. In Brookhaven, 6.5% of the population are veterans. Currently, the population of Brookhaven consists of 10,346 people and in total the Brookhaven metro area has a population of 12,173. Brookhaven has a population density of 217 people per square mile.
An overview of Mississippi
Overall, Mississippi ranks 48th in quality of life and 50th in healthcare compared to other US states. There are 105 general hospitals and 247 health centers that provide care for 2,983,400 Mississippi residents. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Baptist Memorial Hospital Union County, Beacham Memorial Hospital, and Ochsner Medical Center-hancock. Based on natural beauty, Mississippi ranks 11th in the nation. The state of Mississippi has a cost of living index of 85.7 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 91.6 and a housing index rating of 70.1.
Social demographics of the state
In Mississippi, 29% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 38. In terms of diversity, Mississippi ranks 30th in the nation. During the latest presidential election, 58% voted for the Republican candidate while 40% voted for the Democratic candidate. In terms of religion, 49% of Mississippi residents attend religious services among the 6,765 different congregations that are available in the state. 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-41%, Mainline Protestant-12%, and Historically Black Protestant-24%. In Mississippi there are 604 masonic lodges.
State-wide weather information
The average humidity across the state is 74%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of July at around 76%. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of July at around 7.60 inches. On average, the state receives 4.85 inches of precipitation a month. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 46°F. The average high winter temperature is around 67°F in the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 27°F during the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 80°F. The average high summer temperature is around 94°F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 63°F in the month of June. The average air quality index rating in Mississippi is 39.2 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 49.3 AQI. 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 dutchman's breeches, wild geranium, staghorn sumac, and mayapple. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the cardinal, the mountain lions, the cormorant, or the crow. The state animal of Mississippi is the white-tailed deer.