Albuquerque, New Mexico
Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers
Access to hospitals is a significant factor in deciding the most suitable care option. In total, there are 7 hospitals located in Albuquerque which offer emergency services and other healthcare. The top hospitals in Albuquerque include Lovelace Medical Center, Lovelace Westside Hospital, and Lovelace Women's Hospital.
Cost of Living
The price of a care community is determined by the destination where it is located. The sales tax in Albuquerque is 5.13%. The cost of living index for Albuquerque is 98.3 where a score of 100 is the average rating, and any score under 100 is less expensive than the average. Albuquerque has a grocery index of 87.5.
Regional Climate and Weather Information
According to many seniors, weather and climate are a key factor in selecting a care community. Monthly, Albuquerque gets about 1 inches of precipitation. The most precipitation historically falls in July with an average of 2 inches in a month. In terms of snow fall Albuquerque receives an average of 10.60 inches of snow. In the summertime, Albuquerque is around 78F. The low summer temperature drops to about 62F in June. The summer high temperature is at approximately 93F in the month of June. In the wintertime, the average air temperature in Albuquerque drops to around 40F. The high winter temperature is about 57F in the month of February. The lowest winter temperature will rise to roughly 25 F during the month of January. On average, the humidity rating for Albuquerque is about 41%. Humidity levels reach their peak in December at around 53%. On average, the air quality index rating in Albuquerque is approximately 60.7. 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 is at its maximum rating in December at about 92.0. 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. Albuquerque has a cold semi-arid type of climate.
Demographics and Values
Based on gender, 51.2% are female and 48.8% are male. The median age of Albuquerque is 36 years old. In Albuquerque, 26.2% of the population are over the age of 55, 10.6% are over the age of 60, 5.8% are over the age of 70, and 3.6% are over the age of 80. In terms of education, 15.4% have a graduate degree, 22.8% have a high-school diploma, and 34.3% have a college degree. In Albuquerque, 13.3% have some form of disability, 5.6% consider themselves widows, 64.1% participate in the labor force, and 10.5% do not have health insurance. In Albuquerque, 9.1% of the population are veterans of the United States military. Albuquerque is considered friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. In Albuquerque, 51.7% are nonbelievers. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Albuquerque 27.3% practice Catholicism, 7.1% practice another Christian faith, and 2.9% are Baptists. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Albuquerque, out of the total population 0.4% practice Judaism, 1.1% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.3% practice Islam. Racially, the population of Albuquerque is 3.3% black, 4.4% Native American, 11.6% other or not specified, 4.3% mixed race, 48.5% Hispanic, 73.6% white, 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, and 2.7% Asian. In the previous presidential election, 52.2% voted Democrat, 13.3% voted for a third party candidate, and 34.5% voted Republican in Bernalillo county. In terms of crime, Albuquerque has 13.9 violent crimes per 1000 residents and 75.6 property crimes per 1000 residents. Albuquerque has a population density of 1,151 people per square mile. The current population of Albuquerque is growing at a rate of 0.000%.
An overview of New Mexico
Based on natural beauty, New Mexico ranks 23rd in the nation. The state of New Mexico has a cost of living index of 92.8 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 92.8 and a housing index rating of 100.9. The state of New Mexico has 47 hospitals and 137 health centers, providing care to a population of 2,097,463. The three highest ranked hospitals in New Mexico are Christus St Vincent Regional Medical Center, Lovelace Medical Center, and Presbyterian Espanola Hospital. Overall, New Mexico ranks 46th in quality of life and 34th in healthcare compared to other US states.
Social demographics of the state
The median age in the state is 38, and 31% of the population is over the age of 55. In terms of religious values, 36% of New Mexico's population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 2,447 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-23%, Mainline Protestant-14%, and Historically Black Protestant-1%. In New Mexico there are 57 masonic lodges. The state of New Mexico ranks 6th in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly. In the last presidential election 48% of New Mexico residents voted Democrat and 40% voted Republican.
State-wide weather information
On average, the state receives 1.22 inches of precipitation a month. The most precipitation occurs in July with an average of 5.98 inches of precipitation a month. On average, New Mexico has an air quality index rating of around 45.5 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of July with a rating of around 61.7 AQI. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 71F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 98F during the month of June. The average low summer temperature is around 36F in the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in New Mexico drops to around 36F. The average high winter temperature is around 65F in the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 2F during the month of January. The average humidity across the state is 46%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of August at around 56%. While residents of New Mexico mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in New Mexico can include earthquakes (moderate) and floods.
Wildlife to be found in New Mexico
The state of New Mexico has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of spruce-fir, aspen trees, pinon-juniper, and shadescale. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the porcupines, the javelina, the black bears, or the western diamondbacks. The state animal of New Mexico is the roadrunner.