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Cottage Grove, Oregon
Cost of Living
The price of a Retirement community is affected by the destination where it is located. Cottage Grove has a median home value of about $171,252 and the median cost of rent is about $1,061 per month per month. The rent burden for Cottage Grove is about 25.2% of the average person's monthly income.
Demographics and Values
Racially, the population of Cottage Grove is 1.7% other or not specified, 0.1% black, 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 5.0% mixed race, 0.4% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 92.4% white, and 9.6% Hispanic. Out of the total population of Cottage Grove, 9.5% consider themselves widows, 55.9% participate in the labor force, 20.4% have some form of disability, and 9.5% do not have health insurance. Cottage Grove has a population density of 1,014 people per square mile. In terms of education, 15.2% have a college degree, 29.9% have a high-school diploma, and 4.6% have a graduate degree. In Cottage Grove, 9.5% of the people are veterans of the United States armed forces. Based on gender, 52.4% are female and 47.6% are male. The median age of Cottage Grove is 38 years old.
An overview of Oregon
The state of Oregon has a cost of living index of 131.2 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything above 100 is considered more expensive than the average. The state has a grocery index rating of 110.3 and a housing index rating of 181.8. The quality of life enjoyed by the average Oregon citizen is ranked 27th nation-wide. Additionally, Oregon is ranked 17th by healthcare standards. Residents of Oregon enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 30th in the United States. 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.
Social demographics of the state
Twenty-nine percent of Oregon residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state's 4,026 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-2%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-29%, Mainline Protestant-13%, and Historically Black Protestant-1%. In Oregon there are 120 masonic lodges. In the last presidential election 50% of Oregon residents voted Democrat and 39% voted Republican. The median age in the state is 39, and 31% of the population is over the age of 55. The state of Oregon ranks 28th in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly.
State-wide weather information
The average monthly precipitation for the state of Oregon is around 3.06 inches. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of December at around 16.10 inches. 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. The average humidity across the state is 69%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 88% in the month of December. During the summer, the average temperature in Oregon is around 65F. The average high summer temperature is around 94F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 35F during the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 37F. The average high winter temperature is around 57F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 11F in the month of December. 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 pretty face, playa phacelia, pinto violet, and roseflower. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the mountain beaver, the gray-tailed vole, the common garter snake, or the franklin's bumble bee,. The state animal of Oregon is the the beaver.