Cost of Living
The neighborhood where a senior care community is located will have a major impact on facility price. Cost of living is a major factor when selecting which care option is best for you or your loved one's needs. The rent burden for Sisters is about 26.7% of the average monthly income. The median monthly rent in Sisters is about $1,322 and the median value for a home for Sisters is around $283,283.
Demographics and Values
In Sisters, 12.4% of the population are veterans of the United States armed forces. In Sisters, 13.7% have some form of disability, 14.5% do not have health insurance, 12.1% live in poverty, and 2.9% consider themselves widows. Racially, the population of Sisters is 0.2% black, 0.8% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 91.4% white, 0.2% other or not specified, 1.3% Native American, 13.0% Hispanic, and 6.1% mixed race. Sisters has a population density of 555 people per square mile. Currently, the population of Sisters consists of 2,701 people. In terms of education, 12.2% have a graduate degree, 34.1% have a college degree, and 20.7% have a high-school diploma. Based on gender, 47.5% are male and 52.5% are female. The median age of Sisters is 41 years old.
An overview of Oregon
Based on natural beauty, Oregon ranks 30th in the nation. There are 64 hospitals and 163 health centers that service a population of 4,235,303. 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. In terms of resources, Oregon has a cost of living index of 131.2, a grocery index rating of 110.3, and a housing index rating of 181.8. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything above 100 is considered more expensive than said average. Overall, Oregon ranks 27th in quality of life and 17th in healthcare compared to other US states.
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 most recent presidential election, 39% of Oregon residents voted Republican and 50% voted Democrat. The state has a median age of 39 and 31% of its population being over the age of 55. In Oregon, 29% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 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.
State-wide weather information
The average humidity across the state is 69%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 88%. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Oregon is around 3.06 inches. The most precipitation occurs in December with an average of 16.10 inches of precipitation a month. 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 temperature in the winter falls to around 37°F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 57°F during the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 11°F during the month of December. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 65°F. The average high summer temperature is around 94°F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 35°F during the month of June. 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 rayless ragwort, playa phacelia, lemon balm, and ponderosa pine. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the great white shark, the jerusalem cricket, the brown catshark, or the common garter snake. The state animal of Oregon is the the beaver.