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Independent Living in Iowa

Iowa has 1,037 senior housing providers, including 277 independent living communities. With costs of independent living communities in Iowa generally ranging from $511 to $4,741 monthly, the average annual cost adds up to around $22,558. The monthly national median cost is about $1,925.

The Ames metropolitan area generally has the highest independent living expenses in Iowa, with annual costs of approximately $26,953 and ranging between $1,705 per month and $2,827 per month. The lowest independent living prices in the state are in the Sioux City area, where they range between $935 and $2,640 per month. Here, the median annual expense runs approximately $21,236.

Iowa has an outstanding SeniorScore™ of 74. According to the most recent census data, the state contains a combined population of 3,046,945, which makes it the 30th largest state in the country. Within this populace, approximately 30% are seniors. On average, residents have a life span of around 79.7 years.

The income per capita in Iowa is about $26,128. The average household income is $64,003, with a median income of around $51,846. The state currently has an unemployment rate of approximately 5.57% and the overall cost of living is low.

Iowa generally has a relatively cold climate, with average temperatures of around 48.1 degrees. The low temperature is approximately 37 and the high temperature averages 58.3 degrees.

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