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Taos, New Mexico
Cost of Living
Cost of living can be a big influence in selecting which facility is best for your loved one. Taos has a median home value of around $274,494 and the median cost of rent is around $528 per month per month. The rent burden for Taos is about 15.5% of the average monthly income.
Demographics and Values
Demographically, Taos is 4.5% Native American, 3.9% mixed race, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 86.1% white, 45.6% Hispanic, 0.6% Asian, 4.5% other or not specified, and 0.5% black. Based on gender, 56.6% are female and 43.4% are male. The median age of Taos is 47 years old. In Taos, 9.5% of the citizens are veterans of the United States military. In Taos, 52.0% participate in the labor force, 14.7% do not have health insurance, 19.2% have some form of disability, and 8.2% are widows. Taos has a population density of 364 people per square mile. Of the population of Taos 29.4% have a college degree, 25.6% have a high-school diploma, and 13.7% have a graduate degree.
An overview of New Mexico
In total, New Mexico has 47 general hospitals and 137 health centers that provide care for 2,097,463 citizens. Christus St Vincent Regional Medical Center, Lovelace Medical Center, and Presbyterian Espanola Hospital are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. 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. 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.
Social demographics of the state
In the last presidential election 48% of New Mexico residents voted Democrat and 40% voted Republican. The state of New Mexico ranks 6th in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly. In New Mexico, 36% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 2,447 different congregations. 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. In New Mexico, 31% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 38.
State-wide weather information
During the winter, the average temperature in New Mexico drops to around 36°F. The average high winter temperature is around 65°F in the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 2°F during the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 71°F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 98°F during the month of June. The average low summer temperature is around 36°F in the month of June. 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, the humidity rating for New Mexico is around 46%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of August at around 56%. On average, New Mexico has an air quality index rating of around 45.5 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of July with a rating of 61.7 AQI. 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 shadescale, krummholz, evergreen conifers, and piÃ£±on-juniper. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the bighorn sheep, the elk, the black bears, or the western diamondbacks. The state animal of New Mexico is the roadrunner.