Grand Island, Nebraska
Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers
For many seniors, particularly those who live with chronic disease or those who require treatment, proximity to hospitals can be a key determinant when deciding which community best meets you or your family's needs. The top hospitals in Grand Island include Chi Health St Francis. In total, there is one hospital located in Grand Island which offer emergency services and other healthcare.
Cost of Living
The overall cost of care for a community is affected by the community where it is located. Grand Island has a cost-of-living index of 88.7 and a grocery-price index of 90.4. These index ratings are founded on a system where 100 is the national average and any amount lower than 100 is considered cheaper than the average. Grand Island has a sales tax of 5.50%.
Regional Climate and Weather Information
Weather and climate can be a major factor in determining which location is the right fit for your loved one. Monthly, Grand Island gets about 3 inches of precipitation. The most precipitation normally falls in May with an average of 6 inches during the month. In terms of snow fall Grand Island gets an average of 27.50 inches of snow. On average, the air quality index rating in Grand Island is around 25.2. The average air quality conditions are rated as good. The air quality index rating reaches its peak during the month of December at about 40.3. On average, the humidity rating for Grand Island is about 68%. Humidity levels are highest in the month of January at roughly 71%. During the summer, the temperature in Grand Island is around 75F. The summer high is at about 91F during July. The low summer temperature is around 59F in the month of June. During the winter, the temperature in Grand Island dips to about 28F. The highest winter temperature is roughly 43F in the month of February. The low winter temperature gets to around 14 F during the month of January. Grand Island has a hot-summer humid continental type of climate.
Demographics and Values
In terms of crime, Grand Island has 4.1 violent crimes per 1000 residents and 33.7 property crimes per 1000 residents. In the previous presidential election, 6.2% voted for a third party candidate, 65.3% voted Republican, and 28.5% voted Democrat in Hall county. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Grand Island 21.2% practice Catholicism, 14.6% are Lutherans, and 9.9% are Methodists. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Grand Island, out of the total population 0.0% practice Judaism, 0.0% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.0% practice Islam. In Grand Island, 39.5% are nonbelievers. Racially, the population of Grand Island is 1.2% mixed race, 1.4% Asian, 30.2% Hispanic, 0.3% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.6% Native American, 5.7% other or not specified, 2.7% black, and 88.1% white. Of the population of Grand Island 5.8% have a graduate degree, 31.0% have a high-school diploma, and 18.8% have a college degree. Grand Island has a population density of 667 people per square mile. The current population of Grand Island is growing at a rate of 0.004%. Based on gender, 50.2% are male and 49.8% are female. The median age of Grand Island is 35 years old. In Grand Island, 25.0% of the population are over the age of 55, 9.2% are over the age of 60, 5.1% are over the age of 70, and 4.2% are over the age of 80. In Grand Island, 8.2% of the people are veterans of the United States military. Grand Island is considered very unfriendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. Out of the total population of Grand Island, 72.3% participate in the labor force, 14.7% do not have health insurance, 6.4% are widows, and 12.3% have some form of disability.
An overview of Nebraska
Residents of Nebraska enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 27th in the United States. Nebraska is ranked 9th in quality of life and 27th in healthcare. There are 93 general hospitals and 42 health centers that provide care for 1,941,032 Nebraska residents. The three highest ranked hospitals in Nebraska are Columbus Community Hospital, Chi Health Nebraska Heat, and Methodist Hospital. The state of Nebraska has a cost of living index of 93.3 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. The state has a grocery index rating of 95.5 and a housing index rating of 80.9.
Social demographics of the state
In the most recent presidential election, 59% of Nebraska residents voted Republican and 34% voted Democrat. In terms of diversity, Nebraska ranks 26th in the nation. In Nebraska, 39% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 2,860 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-25%, Mainline Protestant-24%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. In Nebraska there are 147 masonic lodges. The state has a median age of 37 and 28% of its population being over the age of 55.
State-wide weather information
The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of May at around 5.31 inches. On average, the state receives 2.10 inches of precipitation a month. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 72F. The average high summer temperature is around 92F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 49F during the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in Nebraska drops to around 72F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 47F during the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 6F during the month of January. On average, Nebraska has an air quality index rating of around 31.5 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of August with a rating of around 40.9 AQI. Nebraska experiences an average humidity rating of about 66%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 74% in the month of December. While residents of Nebraska mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Nebraska can include tornadoes, floods, and and earthquakes (high).
Wildlife to be found in Nebraska
The state of Nebraska has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of snow trillium, yellow (ponderosa) pine, yellow lady slipper, and petunias. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the whooping cranes, the monarch, grey hairstreak, and orange sulfur butterflies, the bald eagles, or the pronghorn sheep. The state animal of Nebraska is the the white-tailed deer.