Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers
For many seniors, especially those who live with chronic illness or those requiring continuous care, proximity to medical facilities can be an important factor while choosing which community is best. In total, there is one hospital located in Eugene which offer emergency services and other healthcare. The top hospitals that service Eugene include Sacred Heart University District.
Cost of Living
Cost of living can be the big influence when determining what care option fits best. Eugene has a sales tax of 0.00%. The rent burden for Eugene is about 20.6% of the average person's monthly income. Eugene has a median home value of $255,946 and the median cost of rent is about $1,279 per month per month.
Regional Climate and Weather Information
The air quality, air temperature, and humidity of a destination may have a profound influence on the overall health of a senior citizen. On average, the humidity rating for Eugene is about 74%. The average humidity levels peak in December at around 88%. Eugene has a warm-summer mediterranean type of climate. Monthly, Eugene gets about 3 inches of precipitation. The most rain historically happens in December with an average of 7 inches during the month. In terms of snow fall Eugene gets on average 3.00 inches of snow. In the summer, Eugene is around 66°F. The low summer temperature falls to about 47°F in the month of June. The summer high is at around 87°F during the month of August. In the wintertime, the average temp drops to about 42°F. The high winter temperature will rise to about 53°F during the month of February. The low winter temperature gets to roughly 32 °F in the month of December. The average air quality index rating in Eugene is about 42.8. 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 rating reaches its max in November at approximately 66.7. 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.
Demographics and Values
In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Eugene 6.3% practice Catholicism, 5.5% practice another Chrisitan faith, and 3.8% worship the Church of Jesus Christ. In Eugene, 74.7% are nonbelievers. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Eugene, out of the total population 0.4% practice Judaism, 1.1% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.1% practice Islam. Based on gender, 49.3% are male and 50.7% are female. In Eugene, 25.4% of the population are over the age of 55, 11.5% are over the age of 60, 5.3% are over the age of 70, and 4.3% are over the age of 80. The median age of Eugene is 34 years old. In terms of crime, Eugene has 37.3 property crimes per 1000 residents and 3.9 violent crimes per 1000 residents. Demographically, Eugene is 5.4% mixed race, 3.0% other or not specified, 9.5% Hispanic, 84.0% white, 1.9% black, 4.3% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, and 1.0% Native American. In Eugene, 21.7% live in poverty, 13.5% have some form of disability, 8.7% do not have health insurance, and 4.5% consider themselves widows. Of the population of Eugene 17.9% have a graduate degree, 41.0% have a college degree, and 17.6% have a high-school diploma. In Eugene, 7.0% of the population are veterans of the United States armed forces. Eugene is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. In the previous presidential election, 11.5% voted for a third party candidate, 35.0% voted Republican, and 53.5% voted Democrat in Lane county. Eugene has a population density of 1,476 people per square mile. The current population of Eugene is growing at a rate of 0.010%.
An overview of Oregon
Based on natural beauty, Oregon ranks 30th in the nation. There are 64 general hospitals and 163 health centers that provide care for 4,235,303 Oregon residents. Asante Three Rivers Medical Center, Ohsu Hospital And Clinics, and Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. Overall, Oregon ranks 27th out of all states in quality of life and 17th in healthcare. 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.
Social demographics of the state
The state of Oregon ranks 28th in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly. In the last presidential election 50% of Oregon residents voted Democrat and 39% voted Republican. In terms of religion, 29% of Oregon residents attend religious services among the 4,026 different congregations that are available in the state. 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. The median age in the state is 39, and 31% of the population is over the age of 55.
State-wide weather information
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%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 88% in the month of December. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 37°F. The average high winter temperature is around 57°F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 11°F in the month of December. During the summer, the average temperature in Oregon is around 65°F. The average high summer temperature is around 94°F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 35°F in the month of June. The most precipitation occurs in December with an average of 16.10 inches of precipitation a month. On average, the state receives 3.06 inches of precipitation a month. 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 tornados.
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 pink spineflower, roseflower, prettyface, and rayless ragwort. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the california mountain king snake, the brown catshark, the great white shark, or the snapping turtle. The state animal of Oregon is the the beaver.