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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Battle Creek, MI
#157
OVERALL RANKING

Battle Creek, MI


SCORE: 65.29

#173
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 65.10
 
#144
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 66.57
 
Percent of Population 65+:  15.48%
Population 65+:  20,893
Total Population:  134,949

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 115 82.13 81.58 0.67 %
Health Care 98 52.75 50.15 5.18 %
Wellness 247 62.17 68.45 -9.17 %
Financial 170 79.67 81.09 -1.75 %
EducationEducation 173 56.36 71.18 -4.86 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
100 74.99 71.18 5.35 %
Employment 237 41.27 51.56 -19.96 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
113 57.27 57.14 0.23 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
161 49.27 51.89 -5.05 %
(Three-tier color code: 1-25 Green, 26-75 Black, 76+ Red)
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General Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Cost of Living 12 72.20 49.09
Crime Rate 169 36.86 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 112 81.28 80.67
Unemployment Rate 106 48.45 46.80
Income Distribution 71 86.36 84.25
Weather 233 51.52 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 117 28.71 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 226 23.69 33.5
Number of hospital beds 114 30.07 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 165 75.00 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 46 42.54 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 14 56.71 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 13 42.54 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 69 27.08 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 177 0.00 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 25 25.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 261 4.47 13.35
Number of nurses 87 27.28 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 114 2.12 2.35
ER Wait Times 168 19.58 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 239 40.01 46.33
Smoking rate 280 4.95 13.69
Diabetes rate 227 33.01 41.83
Binge drinking 269 10.42 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 154 75.73 74.78
Caregivers 162 34.10 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 136 76.53 76.89
Depression 214 43.51 49.3
Physical activity 217 32.10 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 155 39.80 42.27
Fast-food outlets 126 34.71 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 56 24.76 17.69
Air quality 224 52.38 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 220 42.64 53.83
Total bank deposits 277 0.40 1.37
Tax burden 117 75.53 70.55
Dependency ratio 192 57.63 61.29
Small business growth 166 80.16 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 115 29.83 29.07
Capital gains 224 21.59 31.31
Income growth 244 57.10 60.52
Reverse mortgages 103 32.42 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 7 74.00 46.02
Median rental price 100 75.07 70.18
Households with older adults 97 40.14 39.04
Nursing beds 167 43.40 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 205 56.22 70.35
Home health-care service providers 159 10.68 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 64 20.09 14.8
Cost of assisted living 82 77.69 71.61
Nursing-home rating 102 25.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 187 80.85 82.84
Cost of adult day services 207 43.75 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 279 29.37 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 273 8.18 31.34
Employment growth 2 82.55 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 268 1.72 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 72 77.66 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 158 2.29 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 119 38.59 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 69 24.17 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 147 41.89 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 155 41.98 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 91 30.94 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 124 16.35 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 144 52.72 63.01
Number of public libraries 135 21.86 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 169 55.77 12.40
Funding for older adults 103 28.90 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 137 87.46 85.93
College enrollment 195 18.20 26.46