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Cost of Living
The community in which a senior care community is based can have a big influence on the total cost. The total cost of living can be a major factor in determining which care choice meets the needs of you or your loved one. Per month, the median price of rent in Union is around $469 per month and the median home value in Union is $74,829. The rent burden for Union is about 12.5% of the average monthly income.
Demographics and Values
Union has a population density of 216 people per square mile. The total population of Union consists of 1,925 people. In Union, 4.7% of the citizens are veterans of the United States military. Demographically, Union is 0.8% mixed race, 0.1% Asian, 43.8% black, 0.0% other or not specified, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 55.2% white, 0.3% Hispanic, and 0.0% Native American. Out of the total city population, 51.4% are male and 48.6% are female. The median age of Union is 42 years old. In terms of education, 4.0% have a graduate degree, 16.5% have a college degree, and 27.4% have a high-school diploma. In Union, 10.7% do not have health insurance, 26.6% have some form of disability, 27.5% live in poverty, and 47.7% participate in the labor force.
An overview of Mississippi
Mississippi is ranked 48th in quality of life and 50th in healthcare. The natural beauty of Mississippi is ranked 11th in the nation. There are 105 hospitals and 247 health centers that service a population of 2,983,400. 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. 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. 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, the state receives 4.85 inches of precipitation a month. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of July at around 7.60 inches. On average, the humidity rating for Mississippi is around 74%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of July at around 76%. 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. 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. 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. 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 dutchman's breeches, virginia waterleaf, wild geranium, and eastern cottonwood. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the crow, the dove, the chickadee, or the cormorant. The state animal of Mississippi is the white-tailed deer.