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Cost of Living
The community where a facility is located might have a huge influence on the cost of care. The overall cost of living can be a major factor in determining which location works for your family. The rent burden for Columbus is about 17.1% of the average person's monthly income. The median home value in Columbus is $109,464 and the median price for rent is about $707 per month a month.
Demographics and Values
Out of the total population of Columbus, 56.9% participate in the labor force, 17.5% do not have health insurance, 25.6% live in poverty, and 10.8% are widows. In Columbus, 10.6% of the citizens are veterans of the United States military. Out of the total city population, 45.8% are male and 54.2% are female. The median age of Columbus is 38 years old. Demographically, Columbus is 0.2% Native American, 62.6% black, 0.9% mixed race, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 1.4% Hispanic, 0.1% other or not specified, 1.1% Asian, and 35.0% white. Columbus has a population density of 370 people per square mile. Of the population of Columbus 21.7% have a college degree, 9.1% have a graduate degree, and 29.8% have a high-school diploma.
An overview of Mississippi
Mississippi is ranked 48th in quality of life and 50th in healthcare. Based on natural beauty, Mississippi ranks 11th in the nation. 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. 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.
Social demographics of the state
The state of Mississippi ranks 30th in the country for diversity. Forty-nine percent of Mississippi residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state's 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. In the last presidential election 40% of Mississippi residents voted Democrat and 58% voted Republican. The state has a median age of 38 and 29% of its population being over the age of 55.
State-wide weather information
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 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. During the summer, the average temperature in Mississippi is around 80F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 94F during the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 63F during the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in Mississippi drops to around 46F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 67F during the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 27F during the month of January. Mississippi experiences an average humidity rating of about 74%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of July at around 76%. 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 hepatica, Virginia waterleaf, wild geranium, and staghorn sumac. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the dove, the cormorant, the chickadee, or the mountain lions. The state animal of Mississippi is the white-tailed deer.