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Baker City, Oregon
Cost of Living
The location where a care facility is located might have a huge influence on the cost of care. The total cost of living can be a big influence when deciding which facility is the best fit for you or your loved one. Monthly, the median cost of rent in Baker City is around $710 and the median price of a house in Baker City is about $121,759. The rent burden for Baker City is about 16.3% of the average monthly income.
Demographics and Values
Out of the total city population, 48.2% are female and 51.8% are male. The median age of Baker City is 44 years old. In Baker City, 15.7% of the citizens are veterans of the United States military. Racially, the population of Baker City is 91.8% white, 1.0% Asian, 1.2% Native American, 3.9% Hispanic, 1.0% black, 2.1% other or not specified, 0.5% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, and 2.5% mixed race. Of the population of Baker City 22.4% have a college degree, 7.5% have a graduate degree, and 35.3% have a high-school diploma. In Baker City, 14.5% live in poverty, 21.2% have some form of disability, 7.8% do not have health insurance, and 9.6% are widowed. Currently, the population of Baker City consists of 9,473 people and in total the Baker City metro area has a population of 9,783. Baker City has a population density of 527 people per square mile.
An overview of Oregon
The quality of life enjoyed by the average Oregon citizen is ranked 27th nation-wide. Additionally, Oregon is ranked 17th by healthcare standards. The natural beauty of Oregon is ranked 30th in the nation. The state of Oregon has 64 hospitals and 163 health centers, providing care to a population of 4,235,303. The three highest ranked hospitals in Oregon are Asante Three Rivers Medical Center, Otsu Hospital And Clinics, and Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. Out of a national average of 100, Oregon has a cost of living index rating of 131, a grocery index rating of 110, and a housing index rating of 182.
Social demographics of the state
In terms of diversity, Oregon ranks 28th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly. In terms of religious values, 29% of Oregon's population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 4,026 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-29%, Mainline Protestant-13%, and Historically Black Protestant-1%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-2%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Oregon there are 120 masonic lodges. The median age in the state is 39, and 31% of the population is over the age of 55. In the most recent presidential election, 39% of Oregon residents voted Republican and 50% voted Democrat.
State-wide weather information
The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of December at around 16.10 inches. On average, the state receives 3.06 inches of precipitation a month. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 65F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 94F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 35F in the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 37F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 57F during the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 11F in the month of December. The average air quality index rating in Oregon is 35.4 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of August with a rating of around 75.0 AQI. Oregon experiences an average humidity rating of about 69%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 88%. While residents of Oregon mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Oregon can include earthquakes (moderate), earthquakes (high), floods, and tornadoes.
Wildlife to be found in Oregon
The state of Oregon has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of redwood pea, roseflower, playa phacelia, and ponderosa pine. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the mountain beaver, the brown catshark, the great white shark, or the franklin's bumble bee,. The state animal of Oregon is the the beaver.