Salt Lake City, Utah
Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers
Proximity to medical facilities is an important factor when selecting the most suitable senior community. In total, there are 9 hospitals located in Salt Lake City which offer emergency services and other healthcare. The top hospitals that service Salt Lake City include Lads Hospital, University Of Utah Hospitals And Clinics, and St Mark's Hospital.
Cost of Living
The cost of care for a community is influenced by the city in which it is located. The rent burden for Salt Lake City is about 17.6% of the average person's monthly income. Per month, the median rent in Salt Lake City is around $1,174 and the median home value in Salt Lake City is around $266,711. When it comes to resources, Salt Lake City has a cost of living index of around 126.8 and a grocery index rating of 91.0. Index scores are founded on a system where 100 is the average and anything over 100 is considered more expensive than the average amount.
Regional Climate and Weather Information
The air temperature, humidity, and air quality of a city may have a profound impact on the overall health of senior citizens. Monthly, Salt Lake City gets about 1 inches of precipitation. The most rain usually falls in April with an average of 2 inches during the month. In terms of snow fall Salt Lake City gets an average of 53.60 inches of snow in a year. The average humidity level for Salt Lake City is about 53%. Humidity levels peak in the month of December at around 75%. On average, the air quality index rating in Salt Lake City is about 62.5. The average air quality conditions are rated as moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion. The air quality index rating reaches its peak in December at about 94.3. 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. Salt Lake City has a humid subtropical type of climate. During the summer months, the air temperature in Salt Lake City is about 78F. The summer high temperature is at about 96F in July. The lowest summer temperature drops to roughly 57F in the month of June. In the winter, the average temp in Salt Lake City falls to approximately 32F. The high winter temperature gets to roughly 47F in the month of February. The lowest winter temperature is approximately 20 F in the month of January.
Demographics and Values
Out of the total city population, 48.5% are female and 51.5% are male. The median age of Salt Lake City is 32 years old. In Salt Lake City, 19.8% of the population are over the age of 55, 8.7% are over the age of 60, 4.1% are over the age of 70, and 2.6% are over the age of 80. The current population of Salt Lake City is growing at a rate of 0.000%. Salt Lake City has a population density of 696 people per square mile. In Salt Lake City, 71.1% participate in the labor force, 17.8% live in poverty, 10.6% have some form of disability, and 14.6% do not have health insurance. Racially, the population of Salt Lake City is 2.0% black, 1.7% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 1.3% Native American, 73.7% white, 3.1% mixed race, 12.8% other or not specified, 21.3% Hispanic, and 5.4% Asian. Of the population of Salt Lake City 45.0% have a college degree, 17.2% have a high-school diploma, and 20.0% have a graduate degree. In terms of crime, Salt Lake City has 81.0 property crimes per 1000 residents and 8.7 violent crimes per 1000 residents. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Salt Lake City, out of the total population 0.1% practice Judaism, 0.5% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.5% practice Islam. In Salt Lake City, 24.6% are nonbelievers. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Salt Lake City 61.1% worship the Church of Jesus Christ, 9.0% practice Catholicism, and 1.0% practice another Christian faith. In Salt Lake City, 4.7% of the people are veterans of the United States military. Salt Lake City is considered friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. In the previous presidential election, 25.9% voted for a third party candidate, 41.5% voted Democrat, and 32.6% voted Republican in Salt Lake county.
An overview of Utah
There are 53 hospitals and 53 health centers that service a population of 3,220,176. Utah Valley Hospital, Lads Hospital, and Lakeview Hospital are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. The state of Utah has a cost of living index of 98.2 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 98.5 and a housing index rating of 93.6. In terms of personal well-being, Utah ranks 9th in healthcare and 4th in quality of life compared to other states. The natural beauty of Utah is ranked 49th in the nation.
Social demographics of the state
In terms of religious values, 53% of Utah's population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 5,557 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-7%, Mainline Protestant-6%, and Historically Black Protestant-1%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Utah there are 34 masonic lodges. In Utah, 21% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 31. In the most recent presidential election, 46% of Utah residents voted Republican and 27% voted Democrat. The state of Utah ranks 44th in the country for diversity.
State-wide weather information
The average temperature in the summer rises to around 70F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 101F during the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 35F during the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 28F. The average high winter temperature is around 60F in the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 3F during the month of January. On average, Utah has an air quality index rating of around 51.3 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of July with a rating of 74.0 AQI. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Utah is around 1.12 inches. The most precipitation occurs in March with an average of 4.09 inches of precipitation a month. The average humidity across the state is 52%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 75%. While residents of Utah mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Utah can include earthquakes and tornadoes.
Wildlife to be found in Utah
The state of Utah has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of maple, cottonwood, blue spruce, and Joshua tree. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the Gunnison's prairie dog, the brown (grizzly) bear, the black-tailed jackrabbit, or the mule deer. The state animal of Utah is the the wapiti elk.