Cost of Living
The community where a facility is located might have a large influence on the price of care. The total cost of living is a major factor in choosing which destination works for you or your loved one's needs. The rent burden for Kosciusko is around 15.0% of the average monthly income. Per month, the median price of rent in Kosciusko is $520 per month and the median home value in Kosciusko is about $77,121.
Demographics and Values
Out of the total population of Kosciusko, 18.8% have some form of disability, 12.3% consider themselves widows, 35.1% live in poverty, and 50.4% participate in the labor force. Currently, the population of Kosciusko consists of 6,501 people and in total the Kosciusko metro area has a population of 6,891. Kosciusko has a population density of 352 people per square mile. In Kosciusko, 7.4% of the people are veterans of the United States armed forces. Racially, the population of Kosciusko is 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 42.4% white, 0.4% Native American, 0.2% other or not specified, 0.6% Hispanic, 1.5% mixed race, 55.1% black, and 0.5% Asian. Based on gender, 58.7% are female and 41.3% are male. The median age of Kosciusko is 37 years old. Of the population of Kosciusko 15.0% have a college degree, 26.5% have a high-school diploma, and 4.8% have a graduate degree.
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. Overall, Mississippi ranks 48th out of all states in quality of life and 50th in healthcare. Based on natural beauty, Mississippi ranks 11th in the nation. 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 terms of diversity, Mississippi ranks 30th in the nation. In terms of religious values, 49% of Mississippi's population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 6,765 different congregations. 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 median age in the state is 38, and 29% of the population is over the age of 55. In the most recent presidential election, 58% of Mississippi residents voted Republican and 40% voted Democrat.
State-wide weather information
The average air quality index rating in Mississippi is 39.2 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of May with a rating of 49.3 AQI. 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. 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 temperature in the winter falls 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. 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. 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 Virginia waterleaf, staghorn sumac, skunk cabbage, and may apple. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the mountain lions, the crow, the mountain lions, or the cormorant. The state animal of Mississippi is the white-tailed deer.