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Cost of Living
Senior living community price is influenced by the city in which it is located. The median home value in Petal costs around $137,792 and the median rent is $799 a month. The rent burden for Petal is around 13.9% of the average monthly income.
Demographics and Values
Racially, the population of Petal is 82.9% white, 13.4% black, 1.8% mixed race, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.7% Native American, 5.8% Hispanic, 1.0% Asian, and 0.1% other or not specified. Out of the total city population, 49.2% are male and 50.8% are female. The median age of Petal is 36 years old. In Petal, 64.2% participate in the labor force, 6.8% consider themselves widows, 19.0% have some form of disability, and 10.2% live in poverty. Petal has a population density of 244 people per square mile. The total population of Petal consists of 10,633 people. In Petal, 10.7% of the population are veterans of the United States military. In terms of education, 27.7% have a college degree, 9.8% have a graduate degree, and 28.6% have a high-school diploma.
An overview of Mississippi
The quality of life enjoyed by the average Mississippi citizen is ranked 48th nation-wide. Additionally, Mississippi is ranked 50th by healthcare standards. 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. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Baptist Memorial Hospital Union County, Beacham Memorial Hospital, and Ochsner Medical Center-Hancock. 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
In the most recent presidential election, 58% of Mississippi residents voted Republican and 40% voted Democrat. In Mississippi, 49% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 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 state of Mississippi ranks 30th in the country for diversity. In Mississippi, 29% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 38.
State-wide weather information
On average, the humidity rating for Mississippi is around 74%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 76% in the month of July. During the winter, the average temperature in Mississippi drops to around 46F. The average high winter temperature is around 67F in 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. 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. 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. On average, Mississippi has an air quality index rating of around 39.2 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of May with a rating of 49.3 AQI. 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 eastern cottonwood, staghorn sumac, Virginia waterleaf, and bloodroot. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the chickadee, the dove, the mountain lions, or the cormorant. The state animal of Mississippi is the white-tailed deer.