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Independent Living in California

There are 9,400 senior care providers in California, including 1,488 independent living communities. With costs of independent living communities in California typically ranging between $542 and $4,950 per month, the average annual cost adds up to around $24,750. The nationwide average cost for all 50 states is around $1,925 per month.

The Santa Maria-Santa Barbara metro area has the highest independent living expenses in California, with yearly costs of about $33,825 and ranging between $935 per month and $3,438 per month. The lowest independent living prices in California are in and around the Yuba Cit area. Here, costs range between $1,293 and $3,438 per month, with a median annual cost of approximately $19,800.

The SeniorScore™ for California is 70. The state contains a total population of 37,249,542, which makes it the biggest state in the country. Within this population, around 27% are 55 years of age or older. On average, residents have a life span of about 80.8 years.

The average income per household in California is $82,624, with median earnings of approximately $64,680, and per capita wages of roughly $29,629 on an annual basis. The state has presently has an unemployment rate of approximately 10.27% and a very high general cost of living.

With average temperatures ranging between 48.5 and 72.6 degrees Fahrenheit, California has a generally mild climate. The average annual temperature is around 61.1 degrees.

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