Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers
For many seniors, particularly those who live with chronic disease or those requiring long-term therapy, access to hospitals can be a significant factor when choosing which community is right. In total, there is one hospital located in Grenada which offer emergency services and other healthcare. The top hospitals in Grenada include University Of Mississippi Medical Center- Grenada.
Cost of Living
Cost of living can be the major factor in selecting which community fits best. Grenada has a grocery-price index of 99.4 and a cost-of-living index of around 78.9. These index scores are founded on a system where 100 is considered the average score and anything beneath 100 is considered cheaper than the average. Grenada has a sales tax of 7.00%.
Regional Climate and Weather Information
The air quality, humidity, and air temperature of a destination may have a major influence on the overall health of a senior citizen. On average, the humidity rating for Grenada is around 59%. Humidity ratings peak in July at around 61%. Grenada has a humid subtropical type of climate. On average, the air quality index rating in Grenada is about 28.5. The average air quality conditions are rated as good. This means that there is no health advisory associated with the air quality for this destination. The air quality index rating reaches its highest in December at around 41.5. In the summer months, Grenada is approximately 82°F. The low summer temperature falls to around 69°F during the month of June. The summer high temperature rises to approximately 94°F during the month of August. Over the wintertime, the temperature drops to roughly 47°F. The peak winter temperature gets to around 59°F in the month of December. The low winter temperature will rise to about 36 °F in the month of January. Monthly, Grenada measures about 5 inches of precipitation. The most precipitation historically falls in September with an average of 9 inches in a month. Grenada gets an average of 0.90 inches of snow in a year.
Demographics and Values
Demographically, Grenada is 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.0% Asian, 0.1% other or not specified, 0.9% mixed race, 44.2% white, 0.0% Native American, 54.8% black, and 0.7% Hispanic. In terms of crime, Grenada has 1.7 violent crimes per 1000 residents and 6.3 property crimes per 1000 residents. In Grenada, 53.5% participate in the labor force, 20.6% have some form of disability, 14.4% do not have health insurance, and 29.3% live in poverty. In Grenada, 7.6% of the people are veterans of the United States armed forces. Grenada is considered very unfriendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. Out of the total city population, 46.1% are male and 53.9% are female. In Grenada, 28.0% of the population are over the age of 55, 9.7% are over the age of 60, 6.7% are over the age of 70, and 3.1% are over the age of 80. The median age of Grenada is 37 years old. The current population of Grenada is shrinking at a rate of -0.003%. The current population of Grenada consists of 10,016 people and in total the Grenada metro area has a population of 12,511. Grenada has a population density of 160 people per square mile. Of the population of Grenada 26.7% have a high-school diploma, 19.6% have a college degree, and 6.3% have a graduate degree. In the previous presidential election, 56.8% voted Republican, 42.1% voted Democrat, and 1.1% voted for a third party candidate in Grenada county. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Grenada 41.9% are Baptists, 10.6% are Methodists, and 7.0% practice another Chrisitan faith. In Grenada, 33.4% are nonbelievers. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Grenada, out of the total population 0.0% practice Judaism, 0.0% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.0% practice Islam.
An overview of Mississippi
In total, Mississippi has 105 general hospitals and 247 health centers that provide care for 2,983,400 citizens. Baptist Memorial Hospital Union County, Beacham Memorial Hospital, and Ochsner Medical Center-hancock are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. The natural beauty of Mississippi is ranked 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 most recent presidential election, 58% of Mississippi residents voted Republican and 40% voted Democrat. The state has a median age of 38 and 29% of its population being over the age of 55. 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. The state of Mississippi ranks 30th in the country for diversity.
State-wide weather information
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. Mississippi experiences an average humidity rating of about 74%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of July at around 76%. During the summer, the average temperature in Mississippi is 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. During the winter, the average temperature in Mississippi drops 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 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. 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 skunk cabbage, mayapple, wild geranium, and eastern cottonwood. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the cardinal, the crow, the dove, or the mountain lions. The state animal of Mississippi is the white-tailed deer.