Bedford, New Hampshire
Cost of Living
The overall cost of living can be the major factor in selecting which facility works best. The rent burden for Bedford is around 19.6% of the average monthly income. Bedford has a median home value of about $378,561 and the median cost of rent is $2,290 per month per month.
Demographics and Values
Demographically, Bedford is 2.8% Asian, 1.8% mixed race, 0.1% other or not specified, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 3.2% Hispanic, 93.8% white, 1.6% black, and 0.0% Native American. Based on gender, 51.4% are female and 48.6% are male. The median age of Bedford is 44 years old. In Bedford, 8.0% of the population are veterans of the United States armed forces. In terms of education, 15.2% have a high-school diploma, 60.7% have a college degree, and 24.1% have a graduate degree. Bedford has a population density of 259 people per square mile. The total population of Bedford consists of 22,019 people. Out of the total population of Bedford, 1.9% do not have health insurance, 6.6% consider themselves widows, 1.8% live in poverty, and 69.7% participate in the labor force.
An overview of New Hampshire
There are 28 general hospitals and 34 health centers that provide care for 1,363,182 New Hampshire residents. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Frisbee Memorial Hospital, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, and Exeter Hospital Inc.. Overall, New Hampshire ranks 2nd out of all states in quality of life and 16th in healthcare. The natural beauty of New Hampshire is ranked 4th in the nation. In terms of resources, New Hampshire has a cost of living index of 109.3, a grocery index rating of 100.4, and a housing index rating of 110.3. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything above 100 is considered more expensive than said average.
Social demographics of the state
The median age in the state is 43, and 34% of the population is over the age of 55. In terms of diversity, New Hampshire ranks 47th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly. In the last presidential election 47% of New Hampshire residents voted Democrat and 47% voted Republican. In terms of religious values, 22% of New Hampshire’s population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 1,025 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-13%, Mainline Protestant-16%, and Historically Black Protestant-1%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-2%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In New Hampshire there are 65 masonic lodges.
State-wide weather information
The average temperature in the winter falls to around 21F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 39F during the month of December. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around -4F in the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 66F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 83F during the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 40F during the month of June. On average, the humidity rating for New Hampshire is around 70%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of September at around 71%. On average, New Hampshire has an air quality index rating of around 35.1 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of May with a rating of 48.5 AQI. On average, the state receives 9.84 inches of precipitation a month. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of November at around 9.84 inches. While residents of New Hampshire mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in New Hampshire can include earthquakes (moderate) and hurricanes.
Wildlife to be found in New Hampshire
The state of New Hampshire has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of beech, pine, hemlock, and maple. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the beaver, the peregrine falcon, the osprey, or the bald eagle. The state animal of New Hampshire is the white-tailed deer.