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Independent Living in Missouri

Missouri has 1,447 senior housing providers, which include 355 independent living communities. Costs of independent living communities in Missouri typically range from $602 to $3,729 per month, with the average cost running about $16,500 annually. The nationwide average cost for all states is approximately $1,925 monthly.

The metro area of St. Louis generally has the highest independent living expenses in Missouri, with prices ranging from $1,006 per month up to $4,675 per month and an average yearly cost of approximately $24,222. The lowest independent living costs in the state are in the Springfield area, where they range from $825 to $2,607 per month. Here, the average yearly cost runs around $13,167.

Missouri has an excellent SeniorScore™ of 74. With an aggregate population of approximately 5,989,128, the state ranks as the 18th largest state in the country. Among this population, about 29% are 55 years of age or older. On average, residents have a life expectancy of around 77.5 years.

The average per capita earnings in Missouri are around $25,418, with an average household income of $63,318, and a median income of about $50,595. It has a low overall cost of living and a current unemployment rate of approximately 8.16%.

Missouri typically has a cooler climate, with average annual temperatures of about 54.8 degrees Fahrenheit. The low temperature is about 43 and the high temperature averages 65.7 degrees.

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