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Assisted Living in California

California has 9,400 total senior housing providers. This includes 5,757 assisted living communities. With costs of assisted living communities in California generally ranging between $987 and $9,000 per month, the average annual cost runs around $45,000. The nationwide median cost for all 50 states is about $3,500 per month.

The Santa Maria-Santa Barbara metro area generally has the highest assisted living costs in California, with yearly costs of around $61,500 and ranging from $1,700 per month up to $6,250 per month. The lowest assisted living costs in California are in and around the Yuba Cit area, where they range from $2,350 to $6,250 per month. Here, the average yearly expense runs approximately $36,000.

California has a good SeniorScore™ of 70. With an aggregate population of around 37,249,542, it ranks as the biggest state in the nation. Within this populace, about 27% are seniors. The average life expectancy is around 80.8 years of age.

The average household income in California is $82,624, with median earnings of around $64,680. People who reside in the state earn about $29,629 on an individual basis. The state has currently has an unemployment rate of around 10.27% and a very high general cost of living.

Average temperatures in California typically range between 48.5 and 72.6 degrees Fahrenheit. Overall, it has a mild climate, with a mean annual temperature of about 61.1 degrees.

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