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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Bay City, MI
#142
OVERALL RANKING

Bay City, MI


SCORE: 66.07

#130
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 66.55
 
#143
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 66.64
 
Percent of Population 65+:  17.26%
Population 65+:  18,454
Total Population:  106,890

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 79 83.73 81.58 2.64 %
Health Care 251 39.01 50.15 -22.21 %
Wellness 255 61.62 68.45 -9.98 %
Financial 42 87.15 81.09 7.47 %
EducationEducation 171 56.41 71.18 -4.78 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
44 81.23 71.18 14.12 %
Employment 86 54.55 51.56 5.80 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
70 62.53 57.14 9.43 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
230 45.02 51.89 -13.24 %
(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 10 73.50 49.09
Crime Rate 55 52.76 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 247 75.92 80.67
Unemployment Rate 150 42.88 46.80
Income Distribution 159 82.61 84.25
Weather 244 50.67 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 100 31.68 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 254 20.06 33.5
Number of hospital beds 174 23.89 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 203 0.00 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 199 16.28 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 140 0.00 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 177 0.00 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 257 5.13 13.35
Number of nurses 186 19.66 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 15 3.93 2.35
ER Wait Times 181 18.72 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 271 36.87 46.33
Smoking rate 144 10.99 13.69
Diabetes rate 200 35.16 41.83
Binge drinking 216 13.83 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 146 76.25 74.78
Caregivers 205 31.09 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 202 73.91 76.89
Depression 276 37.85 49.3
Physical activity 183 34.12 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 232 29.46 42.27
Fast-food outlets 216 30.69 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 32 29.17 17.69
Air quality 139 58.51 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 207 44.89 53.83
Total bank deposits 261 0.53 1.37
Tax burden 117 75.53 70.55
Dependency ratio 196 57.45 61.29
Small business growth 177 79.58 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 177 24.82 29.07
Capital gains 224 21.59 31.31
Income growth 236 57.32 60.52
Reverse mortgages 9 66.20 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 8 73.78 46.02
Median rental price 21 85.16 70.18
Households with older adults 69 42.16 39.04
Nursing beds 155 45.15 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 205 56.22 70.35
Home health-care service providers 35 24.72 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 28 29.61 14.8
Cost of assisted living 82 77.69 71.61
Nursing-home rating 56 33.33 22.29
Older adults in family homes 220 79.57 82.84
Cost of adult day services 207 43.75 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 264 37.68 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 28 67.32 31.34
Employment growth 92 45.80 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 154 5.04 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 119 72.51 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 139 2.55 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 119 38.59 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 188 12.18 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 98 48.47 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 26 61.73 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 43 34.47 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 252 8.11 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 140 52.87 63.01
Number of public libraries 198 15.69 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 193 50.00 12.40
Funding for older adults 103 28.90 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 201 83.42 85.93
College enrollment 113 23.25 26.46