Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers
For many seniors, particularly those who live with chronic illnesses or those who require long-term treatment, proximity to medical facilities could be a significant factor when determining which community best fits their needs. The top hospitals in Missoula include St Patrick Hospital and Community Medical Center. In total, there are 2 hospitals located in Missoula which offer emergency services and other healthcare.
Cost of Living
The neighborhood in which a care facility is located can have a huge impact on the cost of care. The total cost of living is a motivating factor in determining which destination is best for your family. When it comes to resources, Missoula has a grocery price index of 106.8 and a cost-of-living index of around 110.9. Index scores are founded on a system where 100 is the average and any amount over 100 is considered costlier than said average. The rent burden for Missoula is about 19.3% of the average person's monthly income. Monthly, the median rent in Missoula is around $1,153 and the median home value for Missoula is about $252,697.
Regional Climate and Weather Information
The air quality, air temperature, and humidity of a destination may have a large influence on the well-being of a senior citizen. On average, the air quality index rating in Missoula is about 51.3. The average air quality conditions are rated as moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion. The air quality index score is at its highest in December at about 69.1. During this time, the average air quality conditions are rated moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion. On average, Missoula has a humidity rating of around 64%. Humidity levels are highest in December at about 82%. Missoula has a warm-summer humid continental type of climate. Monthly, Missoula gets around 1 inches of precipitation. The most precipitation normally occurs in June with an average of 2 inches during the month. In terms of snow fall Missoula gets on average 39.50 inches of snow in a year. During the summertime, Missoula is approximately 67F. The low summer temperature drops to approximately 45F in the month of June. The summer high is at roughly 91F during the month of July. In the wintertime, the average temp falls to approximately 26F. The winter high is roughly 40F during the month of February. The lowest winter temperature will rise to around 15 F in the month of December.
Demographics and Values
In the previous presidential election, 36.6% voted Republican, 51.9% voted Democrat, and 11.4% voted for a third party candidate in Missoula county. In Missoula, 12.6% have some form of disability, 4.1% are widowed, 19.8% live in poverty, and 8.9% do not have health insurance. In terms of crime, Missoula has 45.6 property crimes per 1000 residents and 4.8 violent crimes per 1000 residents. Of the population of Missoula 19.8% have a graduate degree, 47.4% have a college degree, and 17.8% have a high-school diploma. Demographically, Missoula is 3.1% Hispanic, 3.4% mixed race, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 2.4% Native American, 1.9% Asian, 0.5% black, 0.3% other or not specified, and 91.5% white. In Missoula, 70.9% are nonbelievers. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Missoula, out of the total population 0.2% practice Judaism, 0.6% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.0% practice Islam. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Missoula 9.2% practice Catholicism, 4.9% practice another Christian faith, and 4.5% worship the Church of Jesus Christ. Based on gender, 49.8% are female and 50.2% are male. In Missoula, 22.6% of the population are over the age of 55, 9.7% are over the age of 60, 4.5% are over the age of 70, and 3.3% are over the age of 80. The median age of Missoula is 33 years old. Missoula has a population density of 967 people per square mile. The current population of Missoula is growing at a rate of 0.012%. In Missoula, 7.3% of the population are veterans of the United States military. Missoula is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community.
An overview of Montana
Overall, Montana ranks 29th out of all states in quality of life and 28th in healthcare. The natural beauty of Montana is ranked 22nd in the nation. Out of a national average of 100, Montana has a cost of living index rating of 104, a grocery index rating of 105, and a housing index rating of 112. In total, Montana has 65 general hospitals and 64 health centers that provide care for 1,071,601 citizens. St Patrick Hospital, St Vincent Healthcare, and Kalispell Regional Medical Center are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state.
Social demographics of the state
The state has a median age of 40 and 33% of its population being over the age of 55. In terms of religious values, 31% of Montana's population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 1,778 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-28%, Mainline Protestant-14%, and Historically Black Protestant-1%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Montana there are 94 masonic lodges. In terms of diversity, Montana ranks 46th in the nation. In the last presidential election 36% of Montana residents voted Democrat and 56% voted Republican.
State-wide weather information
On average, the state receives 1.27 inches of precipitation a month. The most precipitation occurs in June with an average of 4.69 inches of precipitation a month. During the summer, the average temperature in Montana is around 65F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 91F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 34F in the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 23F. The average high winter temperature is around 44F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around -3F in the month of January. On average, the humidity rating for Montana is around 60%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 82% in the month of December. On average, Montana has an air quality index rating of around 37.0 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of August with a rating of around 69.8 AQI. While residents of Montana mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Montana can include floods and earthquakes (moderate) and tornadoes.
Wildlife to be found in Montana
The state of Montana has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of barberries, the bittersweet family, the bellflower family, and sunflowers. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the gold eyes, the killfish, the goats, or the mollies. The state animal of Montana is the grizzly bear.