Cost of Living
The location in which a facility is located can have a large impact on facility price. The total cost of living is a big influence when choosing which facility is the best fit for your loved one's needs. Garland has a median home value of about $132,339 and the median cost of rent is about $1,080 per month. The rent burden for Garland is about 19.2% of the average monthly income.
Demographics and Values
Out of the total population of Garland, 23.5% do not have health insurance, 68.8% participate in the labor force, 15.7% live in poverty, and 10.3% have some form of disability. In Garland, 5.5% of the people are veterans of the United States armed forces. Currently, the population of Garland consists of 238,002 people. Garland has a population density of 1,610 people per square mile. Racially, the population of Garland is 0.5% Native American, 13.7% black, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 3.9% mixed race, 11.0% Asian, 59.8% white, 41.3% Hispanic, and 11.1% other or not specified. In terms of education, 22.6% have a college degree, 24.1% have a high-school diploma, and 6.8% have a graduate degree. Out of the total city population, 51.0% are female and 49.0% are male. The median age of Garland is 35 years old.
An overview of Texas
The state of Texas has a cost of living index of 91.3 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. The state has a grocery index rating of 88.9 and a housing index rating of 85.3. There are 468 hospitals and 501 health centers that service a population of 28,701,845. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Nix Health Care System, Grace Medical Center, and Houston Methodist Hospital. Overall, Texas ranks 38th out of all states in quality of life and 37th in healthcare. The natural beauty of Texas is ranked 40th in the nation.
Social demographics of the state
The state of Texas ranks 2nd in the country for diversity. In terms of religious values, 42% of Texas's population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 27,848 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-31%, Mainline Protestant-13%, and Historically Black Protestant-6%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Texas there are 1,292 masonic lodges. The state has a median age of 35 and 24% of its population being over the age of 55. In the most recent presidential election, 52% of Texas residents voted Republican and 43% voted Democrat.
State-wide weather information
The average air quality index rating in Texas is 36.8 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of July with a rating of around 51.4 AQI. On average, the state receives 31.68 inches of precipitation a month. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of June at around 7.44 inches. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 82°F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 102°F during the month of June. The average low summer temperature is around 56°F in the month of June. 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. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 16°F during the month of January. On average, the humidity rating for Texas is around 65%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of February at around 81%. 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 prickly pear (opuntia) cactus, mesquite, guajillo, and huisache. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the manatees, the dolphins, the rattlesnake, or the pronghorn deer. The state animal of Texas is the nine-banded armadillo. Some of the plants species native to the Texas region include mesquite, post oak, and perennial bunchgrasses.