North Charleston, South Carolina
Cost of Living
The community in which a senior care community is located could have a major impact on facility price. Cost of living is a major factor in choosing which care option works for you or your loved one. Monthly, the median cost of rent in North Charleston is around $1,052 per month and the median home value in North Charleston is around $148,012. The rent burden for North Charleston is around 22.1% of the average person's monthly income.
Demographics and Values
Demographically, North Charleston is 10.4% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 1.9% other or not specified, 47.2% black, 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 45.3% white, 3.3% mixed race, and 2.1% Asian. In terms of education, 6.5% have a graduate degree, 30.2% have a high-school diploma, and 22.1% have a college degree. In North Charleston, 11.0% of the people are veterans of the United States armed forces. Out of the total city population, 49.1% are male and 50.9% are female. The median age of North Charleston is 33 years old. In North Charleston, 5.4% consider themselves widows, 22.8% live in poverty, 18.9% do not have health insurance, and 10.7% have some form of disability. Currently, the population of North Charleston consists of 110,861 people. North Charleston has a population density of 552 people per square mile.
An overview of South Carolina
The natural beauty of South Carolina is ranked 34th in the nation. There are 71 general hospitals and 189 health centers that provide care for 5,147,823 South Carolina residents. Gus Greer Memorial Hospital, Bon Secours-st Francis Xavier Hospital, and Roper Hospital are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. In terms of resources, South Carolina has a cost of living index of 98.3, a grocery index rating of 101.9, and a housing index rating of 85.1. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. In terms of personal well-being, South Carolina ranks 36th in healthcare and 42nd in quality of life compared to other states.
Social demographics of the state
In South Carolina, 31% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 40. The state of South Carolina ranks 24th in the country for diversity. In the most recent presidential election, 55% of South Carolina residents voted Republican and 41% voted Democrat. In South Carolina, 47% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 8,051 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-35%, Mainline Protestant-16%, and Historically Black Protestant-15%. In South Carolina there are 658 masonic lodges.
State-wide weather information
The most precipitation occurs in August with an average of 7.64 inches of precipitation a month. The average monthly precipitation for the state of South Carolina is around 4.10 inches. During the summer, the average temperature in South Carolina is around 79F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 95F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 59F in the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in South Carolina drops to around 46F. The average high winter temperature is around 66F in the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 26F during the month of January. On average, the humidity rating for South Carolina is around 69%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 72% in the month of August. On average, South Carolina has an air quality index rating of around 35.3 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of April with a rating of around 42.6 AQI. While residents of South Carolina mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in South Carolina can include hurricanes, earthquakes (moderate), tornadoes, and and floods.
Wildlife to be found in South Carolina
The state of South Carolina has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of common yarrow, blue wild indigo, butterfly weed, and devil's walking stick. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the southern fox squirrel, the wild hog, or the manatee. The state animal of South Carolina is the white-tailed deer.