Roswell, New Mexico
Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers
Proximity to medical facilities might be a major factor when deciding the best choice. The top hospitals in Roswell include Lovelace Regional Hospital - Roswell and Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. In total, there are 2 hospitals located in Roswell which offer emergency services and other healthcare.
Cost of Living
The overall cost of living is a major factor in selecting which community works for your loved one's needs. Roswell has a sales tax of 5.13%. The rent burden for Roswell is about 13.2% of the average person's monthly income. Monthly, the median price for rent in Roswell is around $558 and the median price for a home for Roswell is approximately $104,052.
Regional Climate and Weather Information
Weather, particularly humidity and air quality, can be a major influence in selecting which destination is the best fit for your loved one. On average, Roswell has a humidity rating of roughly 45%. Humidity levels peak during the month of December at around 53%. In the summer months, the temperature in Roswell is approximately 81F. The low summer temperature is about 63F in June. The summer high rises to around 99F in the month of June. Over the winter, the temperature dips to approximately 44F. The winter high is around 66F during the month of February. The lowest winter temperature is around 25 F in the month of January. The average air quality index rating in Roswell is about 25.7. The average air quality conditions are rated as good. This means that there is no health advisory associated with the air quality for this destination. The air quality index score is at its maximum rating in the month of July at about 32.4. Monthly, Roswell measures around 1 inches of precipitation. The most precipitation normally occurs in August with an average of 3 inches during the month. In terms of snow fall Roswell gets an average of 8.50 inches of snow per year. Roswell has a cold semi-arid/ hot semi-arid type of climate.
Demographics and Values
Out of the total population of Roswell, 14.3% do not have health insurance, 17.2% have some form of disability, 7.6% consider themselves widows, and 57.6% participate in the labor force. The current population of Roswell is shrinking at a rate of -0.007%. Roswell has a population density of 620 people per square mile. In the previous presidential election, 63.5% voted Republican, 9.2% voted for a third party candidate, and 27.3% voted Democrat in Chaves county. In terms of crime, Roswell has 6.4 violent crimes per 1000 residents and 41.9 property crimes per 1000 residents. In terms of education, 6.7% have a graduate degree, 26.9% have a high-school diploma, and 19.8% have a college degree. Racially, the population of Roswell is 2.8% mixed race, 1.0% Asian, 11.4% other or not specified, 81.1% white, 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 1.7% Native American, 56.8% Hispanic, and 2.0% black. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Roswell, out of the total population 0.0% practice Judaism, 0.0% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.0% practice Islam. In Roswell, 45.4% are nonbelievers. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Roswell 21.8% practice Catholicism, 13.2% practice another Christian faith, and 11.2% are Baptists. Based on gender, 51.5% are female and 48.5% are male. In Roswell, 26.7% of the population are over the age of 55, 10.4% are over the age of 60, 6.5% are over the age of 70, and 4.3% are over the age of 80. The median age of Roswell is 34 years old. In Roswell, 8.0% of the population are veterans of the United States military. Roswell is considered neutral to members of the LGBTQ+ community.
An overview of New Mexico
There are 47 general hospitals and 137 health centers that provide care for 2,097,463 New Mexico residents. The three highest ranked hospitals in New Mexico are Christus St Vincent Regional Medical Center, Lovelace Medical Center, and Presbyterian Espanola Hospital. New Mexico is ranked 46th in quality of life and 34th in healthcare. The natural beauty of New Mexico is ranked 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.
Social demographics of the state
In terms of religion, 36% of New Mexico residents attend religious services among the 2,447 different congregations that are available in the state. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-23%, Mainline Protestant-14%, and Historically Black Protestant-1%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In New Mexico there are 57 masonic lodges. The state has a median age of 38 and 31% of its population being over the age of 55. The state of New Mexico ranks 6th in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly. During the latest presidential election, 40% voted for the Republican candidate while 48% voted for the Democratic candidate.
State-wide weather information
The average air quality index rating in New Mexico is 45.5 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of July with a rating of 61.7 AQI. New Mexico experiences an average humidity rating of about 46%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of August at around 56%. The most precipitation occurs in July with an average of 5.98 inches of precipitation a month. On average, the state receives 1.22 inches of precipitation a month. 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. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 2F in the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 71F. The average high summer temperature is around 98F in the month of June. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 36F during the month of June. 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 evergreen conifers, krummholz, blue grama, and spruce-fir. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the western diamondbacks, the bighorn sheep, the kangaroo rats, or the roadrunners. The state animal of New Mexico is the roadrunner.