Cost of Living
The overall cost of care for a community is influenced by the community where it is located. The rent burden for Springfield is about 22.0% of the average person's monthly income. The median home value in Springfield costs around $173,664 and the median price for rent is $1,047 a month.
Demographics and Values
Demographically, Springfield is 1.6% Native American, 0.4% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 1.4% Asian, 3.0% other or not specified, 5.5% mixed race, 0.6% black, 12.0% Hispanic, and 87.5% white. Springfield has a population density of 1,520 people per square mile. The total population of Springfield consists of 62,353 people. Out of the total city population, 50.4% are female and 49.6% are male. The median age of Springfield is 36 years old. In Springfield, 8.8% of the population are veterans. In terms of education, 17.2% have a college degree, 31.1% have a high-school diploma, and 5.3% have a graduate degree. In Springfield, 18.6% have some form of disability, 65.6% participate in the labor force, 21.3% live in poverty, and 5.5% are widowed.
An overview of Oregon
Based on natural beauty, Oregon ranks 30th in the nation. 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. In terms of personal well-being, Oregon ranks 17th in healthcare and 27th in quality of life compared to other states. There are 64 hospitals and 163 health centers that service a population of 4,235,303. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Asante Three Rivers Medical Center, Ohsu Hospital And Clinics, and Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center.
Social demographics of the state
The state of Oregon ranks 28th in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly. The state has a median age of 39 and 31% of its population being over the age of 55. During the latest presidential election, 39% voted for the Republican candidate while 50% voted for the Democratic candidate. 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 air quality index rating in Oregon is 35.4 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of August with a rating of 75.0 AQI. 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. 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. Oregon experiences an average humidity rating of about 69%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 88%. 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 lemon balm, playa phacelia, ponderosa pine, and redwood pea. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the oregon giant earthworm, the franklin's bumble bee,, the common garter snake, or the california mountain king snake. The state animal of Oregon is the the beaver.