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Sulphur Springs, Texas
Cost of Living
The total cost of living can be a major influence when determining which care choice meets the needs of you or your loved one. Per month, the median rent in Sulphur Springs is $695 and the median home value in Sulphur Springs is around $91,369. The rent burden for Sulphur Springs is about 15.9% of the average monthly income.
Demographics and Values
Out of the total population of Sulphur Springs, 22.3% live in poverty, 60.0% participate in the labor force, 17.8% have some form of disability, and 9.8% consider themselves widows. Of the population of Sulphur Springs 38.9% have a high-school diploma, 16.9% have a college degree, and 5.0% have a graduate degree. Racially, the population of Sulphur Springs is 0.4% Native American, 12.1% black, 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 5.2% other or not specified, 3.4% mixed race, 16.4% Hispanic, 0.8% Asian, and 78.1% white. In Sulphur Springs, 7.1% of the population are veterans of the United States armed forces. The current population of Sulphur Springs consists of 14,728 people and in total the Sulphur Springs metro area has a population of 16,029. Sulphur Springs has a population density of 305 people per square mile. Out of the total city population, 53.6% are female and 46.4% are male. The median age of Sulphur Springs is 36 years old.
An overview of Texas
Overall, Texas ranks 38th out of all states in quality of life and 37th in healthcare. 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 natural beauty of Texas is ranked 40th in the nation. Out of a national average of 100, Texas has a cost of living index rating of 91, a grocery index rating of 89, and a housing index rating of 85.
Social demographics of the state
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 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. In terms of diversity, Texas ranks 2nd in the nation.
State-wide weather information
Texas experiences an average humidity rating of about 65%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of February at around 81%. 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 temperature in the winter falls to around 48F. The average high winter temperature is around 75F in the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 16F during the month of January. 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 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 ceniz, prickly pear (opuntia) cactus, small live oak, and whitebrush. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the rattlesnake, the rodents, the dolphins, or the whales. Some of the plants species native to the Texas region include post oak, mesquite, and live oak. The state animal of Texas is the nine-banded armadillo.