Cost of Living
The neighborhood where a facility is located might have a significant effect on facility price. The total cost of living is a big influence when determining which care option is the best fit for you or your loved one's needs. The rent burden for Carthage is around 12.9% of the average person's monthly income. Carthage has a median home value of about $112,406 and the median cost of rent is $584 per month.
Demographics and Values
In terms of education, 3.5% have a graduate degree, 30.1% have a high-school diploma, and 17.1% have a college degree. Carthage has a population density of 238 people per square mile. Currently, the population of Carthage consists of 6,301 people and in total the Carthage metro area has a population of 6,581. Racially, the population of Carthage is 72.2% white, 23.9% black, 0.1% mixed race, 0.1% Asian, 3.5% other or not specified, 0.2% Native American, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, and 10.2% Hispanic. In Carthage, 5.6% of the population are veterans of the United States armed forces. Based on gender, 52.1% are female and 47.9% are male. The median age of Carthage is 36 years old. Out of the total population of Carthage, 15.6% have some form of disability, 8.8% consider themselves widows, 14.7% do not have health insurance, and 14.8% live in poverty.
An overview of Texas
There are 468 hospitals and 501 health centers that service a population of 28,701,845. The three highest ranked hospitals in Texas are Nix Health Care System, Grace Medical Center, and Houston Methodist Hospital. The quality of life enjoyed by the average Texas citizen is ranked 38th nation-wide. Additionally, Texas is ranked 37th by healthcare standards. In terms of resources, Texas has a cost of living index of 91.3, a grocery index rating of 88.9, and a housing index rating of 85.3. 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. Residents of Texas enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 40th in the United States.
Social demographics of the state
The median age in the state is 35, and 24% of the population is over the age of 55. In terms of diversity, Texas ranks 2nd in the nation. In terms of religion, 42% of Texas residents attend religious services among the 27,848 different congregations that are available in the state. 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-31%, Mainline Protestant-13%, and Historically Black Protestant-6%. In Texas there are 1,292 masonic lodges. In the last presidential election 43% of Texas residents voted Democrat and 52% voted Republican.
State-wide weather information
The average humidity across the state is 65%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of February at around 81%. During the winter, the average temperature in Texas drops to around 48°F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 75°F during the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 16°F in the month of January. During the summer, the average temperature in Texas is around 82°F. The average high summer temperature is around 102°F in the month of June. The average low summer temperature is around 56°F in the month of June. On average, Texas has an air quality index rating of around 36.8 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of July with a rating of around 51.4 AQI. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of June at around 7.44 inches. On average, the state receives 31.68 inches of precipitation a month. While residents of Texas mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Texas can include tornadoes, hurricanes, and floods.
Wildlife to be found in Texas
The state of Texas has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of blackbrush, catclaw, prickly pear (opuntia) cactus, and mesquite. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the armadillos, the rattlesnake, the rodents, or the dolphins. Some of the plants species native to the Texas region include mesquite, post oak, and live oak. The state animal of Texas is the nine-banded armadillo.