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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Cost of Living
The community in which a facility is located could have a major effect on facility price. Cost of living is a major influence in determining which care choice works for you or your loved one. The rent burden for Ocean Springs is around 17.0% of the average monthly income. Monthly, the median rent in Ocean Springs is about $990 and the median value of a house in Ocean Springs is $157,953.
Demographics and Values
Ocean Springs has a population density of 592 people per square mile. The current population of Ocean Springs consists of 17,682 people. Out of the total city population, 46.1% are male and 53.9% are female. The median age of Ocean Springs is 40 years old. Racially, the population of Ocean Springs is 9.0% Hispanic, 2.9% mixed race, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.0% Native American, 82.4% white, 3.6% Asian, 1.8% other or not specified, and 9.2% black. In Ocean Springs, 7.2% are widowed, 9.4% live in poverty, 15.0% have some form of disability, and 10.6% do not have health insurance. In terms of education, 15.1% have a graduate degree, 23.8% have a high-school diploma, and 38.0% have a college degree. In Ocean Springs, 16.9% of the people are veterans of the United States armed forces.
An overview of Mississippi
There are 105 general hospitals and 247 health centers that provide care for 2,983,400 Mississippi residents. The three highest ranked hospitals in Mississippi are Baptist Memorial Hospital Union County, Beacham Memorial Hospital, and Ochsner Medical Center-Hancock. Mississippi is ranked 48th in quality of life and 50th in healthcare. 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. Residents of Mississippi enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 11th in the United States.
Social demographics of the state
During the latest presidential election, 58% voted for the Republican candidate while 40% voted for the Democratic candidate. The state of Mississippi ranks 30th in the country for diversity. The median age in the state is 38, and 29% of the population is over the age of 55. In Mississippi, 49% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 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.
State-wide weather information
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. During the summer, the average temperature in Mississippi is around 80F. The average high summer temperature is around 94F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 63F during the month of June. Mississippi experiences an average humidity rating of about 74%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 76% in the month of July. 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. 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, 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 may apple, bloodroot, skunk cabbage, and staghorn sumac. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the mountain lions, the cormorant, the cardinal, or the crow. The state animal of Mississippi is the white-tailed deer.