Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers
For many seniors, primarily those who have chronic diseases or those who require long-term therapy, access to hospitals is an important consideration while selecting what type of care is right for them. In total, there are 3 hospitals located in Huntsville which offer emergency services and other healthcare. The top hospitals that service Huntsville include Huntsville Hospital, Crestwood Medical Center, and Unity Psychiatric Care - Huntsville.
Cost of Living
The neighborhood in which a senior care community is based might have a large influence on the total price. The overall cost of living can be a motivating factor when choosing which facility meets the needs of your loved one. Monthly, the median rent in Huntsville is around $740 and the median home value in Huntsville costs around $147,128. The rent burden for Huntsville is about 14.4% of the average person's monthly income. Huntsville has a cost-of-living index of 92.2 where a rating of 100 is the average rating, and any score lower than 100 is cheaper than the national average. Huntsville has a grocery-price index of around 90.3.
Regional Climate and Weather Information
Climate, most notably air quality and moisture, can be a major influence in determining which destination is right for your loved one. In the summer, the average temperature in Huntsville is about 81F. The summer high temperature is at approximately 90F during July. The low summer temperature is roughly 71F in June. In the wintertime, the average temperature in Huntsville drops to approximately 45F. The highest winter temperature is about 55F during the month of December. The lowest winter temperature gets to around 35 F in the month of January. Monthly, Huntsville receives about 12 inches of precipitation. The most precipitation historically falls in September with an average of 34 inches during the month. For snowfall, Huntsville receives on average 1.60 inches of snow per year. Huntsville has a humid subtropical type of climate. On average, the air quality index rating in Huntsville is about 41.7. The average AQI conditions are rated as good. The air quality index rating is at its highest in June at around 55.0. During this time, the average air quality conditions are rated moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion. On average, Huntsville has a humidity rating of roughly 71%. Humidity ratings are highest during the month of July at approximately 74%.
Demographics and Values
During the previous presidential election, 6.8% voted for a third party candidate, 54.8% voted Republican, and 38.4% voted Democrat in Walker county. Demographically, Huntsville is 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 26.7% black, 0.9% other or not specified, 19.0% Hispanic, 0.4% Native American, 68.4% white, 1.5% mixed race, and 2.0% Asian. Based on gender, 40.4% are female and 59.6% are male. The median age of Huntsville is 30 years old. In Huntsville, 27.3% of the population are over the age of 55, 7.2% are over the age of 60, 3.5% are over the age of 70, and 2.9% are over the age of 80. Currently, the population of Huntsville consists of 39,542 people and in total the Huntsville metro area has a population of 41,277. The current population of Huntsville is growing at a rate of 0.012%. Huntsville has a population density of 444 people per square mile. In terms of education, 6.6% have a graduate degree, 36.0% have a high-school diploma, and 22.1% have a college degree. In terms of crime, Huntsville has 47.4 property crimes per 1000 residents and 9.1 violent crimes per 1000 residents. In Huntsville, 7.6% of the people are veterans of the United States military. Huntsville is considered very unfriendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Huntsville, out of the total population 0.0% practice Judaism, 0.8% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.0% practice Islam. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Huntsville 30.0% are Baptists, 12.6% practice another Christian faith, and 5.8% are Methodists. In Huntsville, 45.3% are nonbelievers. In Huntsville, 3.8% are widows, 39.2% participate in the labor force, 17.0% do not have health insurance, and 34.4% live in poverty.
An overview of Texas
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. Texas is ranked 38th in quality of life and 37th in healthcare. There are 468 general hospitals and 501 health centers that provide care for 28,701,845 Texas residents. The three highest ranked hospitals in Texas are Nix Health Care System, Grace Medical Center, and Houston Methodist Hospital. The natural beauty of Texas is ranked 40th in the nation.
Social demographics of the state
Forty-two percent of Texas residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state's 27,848 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-31%, Mainline Protestant-13%, and Historically Black Protestant-6%. In Texas there are 1,292 masonic lodges. During the latest presidential election, 52% voted for the Republican candidate while 43% voted for the Democratic candidate. In terms of diversity, Texas ranks 2nd in the nation. The state has a median age of 35 and 24% of its population being over the age of 55.
State-wide weather information
On average, the humidity rating for Texas is around 65%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 81% in the month of February. During the summer, the average temperature in Texas is around 82F. The average high summer temperature is around 102F in the month of June. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 56F during the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 48F. The average high winter temperature is around 75F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 16F in the month of January. 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. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of June at around 7.44 inches. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Texas is around 31.68 inches. 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 huarache, post oak, small live oak, and blackbrush. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the manatees, the white tail deer, the bats, or the rodents. The state animal of Texas is the nine-banded armadillo. Some of the plants species native to the Texas region include perennial bunchgrasses, live oak, and post oak.