Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers
Access to hospitals is a key factor in choosing the most suitable choice for you or your loved one. In total, there are 2 hospitals located in Sparks which offer emergency services and other healthcare. The top hospitals that service Sparks include Northern Nevada Medical Center and Dini-Townsend Hospital At NM.
Cost of Living
Cost of living is a major influence when determining which facility meets the needs of your loved one's needs. The rent burden for Sparks is about 19.8% of the average monthly income. Per month, the median price of rent in Sparks is around $1,207 per month and the median price of a home in Sparks is about $242,628. When it comes to resources, Sparks has a cost of living index of 123.9 and a grocery index rating of around 107.8. These index scores are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and any score over 100 is considered more expensive than the average amount.
Regional Climate and Weather Information
The air quality, humidity, and air temperature of a location may have a serious influence on the health of senior citizens. On average, Sparks has a humidity rating of roughly 19%. Humidity ratings are highest in January at approximately 34%. Monthly, Sparks gets around 1 inches of precipitation. The most rain normally falls in January with an average of 1 inches in a month. In terms of snow fall Sparks experiences on average 18.50 inches of snow in a year. The average air quality index rating in Sparks is around 54.3. 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 rating reaches its max score during August at about 83.7. 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. During the summer months, the temperature in Sparks is approximately 75F. The summer high temperature peaks at approximately 96F during July. The low summer temperature drops to roughly 53F in June. In the winter months, the temperature in Sparks drops to about 38F. The high winter temperature is about 55F in the month of February. The lowest winter temperature will rise to around 23 F in the month of December. Sparks has a cold semi-arid type of climate.
Demographics and Values
In terms of crime, Sparks has 27.1 property crimes per 1000 residents and 4.8 violent crimes per 1000 residents. The current population of Sparks consists of 100,888 people. The current population of Sparks is growing at a rate of 0.041%. Sparks has a population density of 1,087 people per square mile. During the last presidential election, 45.1% voted Republican, 8.5% voted for a third party candidate, and 46.4% voted Democrat in Washoe county. In Sparks, 10.0% of the citizens are veterans of the United States armed forces. Sparks is considered neutral to members of the LGBTQ+ community. Based on gender, 49.6% are male and 50.4% are female. The median age of Sparks is 38 years old. In Sparks, 26.6% of the population are over the age of 55, 11.6% are over the age of 60, 6.5% are over the age of 70, and 3.1% are over the age of 80. Demographically, Sparks is 4.7% mixed race, 2.6% black, 77.2% white, 27.6% Hispanic, 0.4% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 7.4% other or not specified, 6.1% Asian, and 1.6% Native American. In terms of education, 23.0% have a college degree, 7.2% have a graduate degree, and 26.8% have a high-school diploma. Out of the total population of Sparks, 67.2% participate in the labor force, 12.1% have some form of disability, 11.1% live in poverty, and 5.0% are widowed. In Sparks, 69.8% are nonbelievers. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Sparks 14.8% practice Catholicism, 4.7% worship the Church of Jesus Christ, and 4.2% practice another Christian faith. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Sparks, out of the total population 0.2% practice Judaism, 0.1% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.1% practice Islam.
An overview of Nevada
Out of a national average of 100, Nevada has a cost of living index rating of 108, a grocery index rating of 108, and a housing index rating of 122. There are 46 general hospitals and 45 health centers that provide care for 3,097,672 Nevada residents. The three highest ranked hospitals in Nevada are Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center, Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center, and And Renown South Meadows Medical Center. The quality of life enjoyed by the average Nevada citizen is ranked 37th nation-wide. Additionally, Nevada is ranked 31st by healthcare standards. Based on natural beauty, Nevada ranks 46th in the nation.
Social demographics of the state
In Nevada, 28% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 38. The state of Nevada ranks 9th in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly. During the latest presidential election, 46% voted for the Republican candidate while 48% voted for the Democratic candidate. In Nevada, 31% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 1,392 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-2%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-20%, Mainline Protestant-10%, and Historically Black Protestant-5%. In Nevada there are 48 masonic lodges.
State-wide weather information
On average, the humidity rating for Nevada is around 38%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of January at around 70%. During the winter, the average temperature in Nevada drops to around 34F. The average high winter temperature is around 69F in the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 8F during the month of December. During the summer, the average temperature in Nevada is around 72F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 110F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 37F in the month of June. On average, Nevada has an air quality index rating of around 41.4 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of August with a rating of around 68.8 AQI. On average, the state receives 0.72 inches of precipitation a month. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of January at around 2.95 inches. While residents of Nevada mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Nevada can include earthquakes (moderate), floods, and and tornadoes.
Wildlife to be found in Nevada
The state of Nevada has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of sagebrush, single-leaf pinon, littleleaf horsebrush, and snowberry. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the desert tortoise, the pronghorns, the eagles, or the horned toads. The state animal of Nevada is the the sheep.