Cost of Living
The overall cost of living can be a big influence in determining which care option works for your loved one's needs. The rent burden for Laredo is about 20.1% of the average monthly income. Monthly, the median rent in Laredo is around $922 per month and the median home value in Laredo is around $116,764.
Demographics and Values
Out of the total city population, 51.3% are female and 48.7% are male. The median age of Laredo is 29 years old. In Laredo, 3.0% of the citizens are veterans. In terms of education, 5.4% have a graduate degree, 18.0% have a college degree, and 27.0% have a high-school diploma. Out of the total population of Laredo, 5.0% consider themselves widows, 29.2% do not have health insurance, 11.4% have some form of disability, and 30.6% live in poverty. Racially, the population of Laredo is 0.4% black, 3.2% other or not specified, 0.5% mixed race, 95.1% white, 0.2% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 95.4% Hispanic, and 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian. Laredo has a population density of 965 people per square mile. The current population of Laredo consists of 260,244 people and in total the Laredo metro area has a population of 260,654.
An overview of Texas
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. 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. The natural beauty of Texas is ranked 40th in the nation. Overall, Texas ranks 38th out of all states in quality of life and 37th in healthcare.
Social demographics of the state
The state of Texas ranks 2nd in the country for diversity. The median age in the state is 35, and 24% of the population is over the age of 55. In Texas, 42% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 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. In the most recent presidential election, 52% of Texas residents voted Republican and 43% voted Democrat.
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%. 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. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 56°F during the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in Texas drops to around 48°F. The average high winter temperature is around 75°F in the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 16°F during the month of January. The average air quality index rating in Texas is 36.8 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of July with a rating of 51.4 AQI. The most precipitation occurs in June with an average of 7.44 inches of precipitation a month. 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 prickly pear (opuntia) cactus, ceniz, catclaw, and whitebrush. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the rodents, the bats, the alligators, or the opossums. Some of the plants species native to the Texas region include post oak, mesquite, and perennial bunchgrasses. The state animal of Texas is the nine-banded armadillo.