Cost of Living
The overall cost of care for a community is affected by the destination where it is located. The rent burden for McCook is about 14.7% of the average monthly income. Monthly, the median cost for rent in McCook is around $628 and the median home value for McCook costs around $86,430.
Demographics and Values
In terms of education, 6.0% have a graduate degree, 32.9% have a high-school diploma, and 18.8% have a college degree. In McCook, 68.3% participate in the labor force, 13.9% have some form of disability, 10.1% do not have health insurance, and 8.4% are widows. Currently, the population of McCook consists of 7,407 people and in total the McCook metro area has a population of 7,540. McCook has a population density of 539 people per square mile. Demographically, McCook is 1.7% mixed race, 0.3% black, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.4% Asian, 0.1% other or not specified, 6.0% Hispanic, 97.5% white, and 0.0% Native American. Based on gender, 51.5% are female and 48.5% are male. The median age of McCook is 37 years old. In McCook, 8.8% of the population are veterans of the United States armed forces.
An overview of Nebraska
The natural beauty of Nebraska is ranked 27th in the nation. There are 93 general hospitals and 42 health centers that provide care for 1,941,032 Nebraska residents. Columbus Community Hospital, Chi Health Nebraska Heat, and Methodist Hospital are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. In terms of personal well-being, Nebraska ranks 27th in healthcare and 9th in quality of life compared to other states. 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 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. In Nebraska, 28% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 37. In the last presidential election 34% of Nebraska residents voted Democrat and 59% voted Republican.
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 humidity across the state is 66%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 74%. 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. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 6F in the month of January. During the summer, the average temperature in Nebraska is around 72F. The average high summer temperature is around 92F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 49F in the month of June. 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. 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, wild rose, sunflower, and yellow (ponderosa) pine. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the Sandhill cranes, the monarch, grey hairstreak, and orange sulfur butterflies, the peregrine falcons, or the bald eagles. The state animal of Nebraska is the the white-tailed deer.