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Cost of Living
The total cost of care for a community is affected by the neighborhood in which it is located. The rent burden for Collins is about 11.9% of the average monthly income. Collins has a median home value of $93,653 and the median cost of rent is about $406 per month.
Demographics and Values
In Collins, 12.0% are widows, 20.0% live in poverty, 20.5% have some form of disability, and 50.7% participate in the labor force. In Collins, 14.9% of the population are veterans of the United States armed forces. In terms of education, 26.0% have a high-school diploma, 6.0% have a graduate degree, and 27.5% have a college degree. Based on gender, 45.9% are male and 54.1% are female. The median age of Collins is 34 years old. Racially, the population of Collins is 52.8% white, 2.4% mixed race, 9.0% Hispanic, 42.7% black, 1.4% Asian, 0.0% Native American, 0.0% other or not specified, and 0.7% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian. Collins has a population density of 120 people per square mile. The current population of Collins consists of 2,481 people.
An overview of Mississippi
Out of a national average of 100, Mississippi has a cost of living index rating of 86, a grocery index rating of 92, and a housing index rating of 70. In total, Mississippi has 105 general hospitals and 247 health centers that provide care for 2,983,400 citizens. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Baptist Memorial Hospital Union County, Beacham Memorial Hospital, and Ochsner Medical Center-Hancock. Residents of Mississippi enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 11th in the United States. Overall, Mississippi ranks 48th out of all states in quality of life and 50th in healthcare.
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. The state of Mississippi ranks 30th in the country for diversity. 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 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. In the last presidential election 40% of Mississippi residents voted Democrat and 58% voted Republican.
State-wide weather information
Mississippi experiences an average humidity rating of about 74%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of July at around 76%. On average, Mississippi has an air quality index rating of around 39.2 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 49.3 AQI. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Mississippi is around 4.85 inches. The most precipitation occurs in July with an average of 7.60 inches of precipitation a month. During the summer, the average temperature in Mississippi is around 80F. The average high summer temperature is around 94F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 63F in the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 46F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 67F during the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 27F in the month of January. 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, tornadoes, 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 skunk cabbage, may apple, Virginia waterleaf, and wild geranium. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the cormorant, the mountain lions, the mountain lions, or the crow. The state animal of Mississippi is the white-tailed deer.