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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Bloomington, IL
#70
OVERALL RANKING

Bloomington, IL


SCORE: 68.73

#62
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 69.26
 
#106
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 67.99
 
Percent of Population 65+:  11.29%
Population 65+:  21,316
Total Population:  188,779

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 116 82.08 81.58 0.61 %
Health Care 154 47.63 50.15 -5.02 %
Wellness 94 69.85 68.45 2.05 %
Financial 128 81.75 81.09 0.81 %
EducationEducation 31 70.33 71.18 18.72 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
151 70.38 71.18 -1.12 %
Employment 39 62.87 51.56 21.94 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
61 64.14 57.14 12.25 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
46 57.44 51.89 10.70 %
(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 130 50.49 49.09
Crime Rate 38 58.26 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 255 75.33 80.67
Unemployment Rate 110 48.16 46.80
Income Distribution 71 86.36 84.25
Weather 196 54.20 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 86 33.39 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 121 33.36 33.5
Number of hospital beds 202 20.39 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 191 66.67 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 49 40.13 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 73 25.56 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 90 33.33 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 15 33.33 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 114 12.58 13.35
Number of nurses 120 24.39 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 49 2.76 2.35
ER Wait Times 85 27.67 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 115 46.61 46.33
Smoking rate 78 14.35 13.69
Diabetes rate 27 56.53 41.83
Binge drinking 236 12.44 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 129 78.07 74.78
Caregivers 110 39.38 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 112 77.55 76.89
Depression 116 49.68 49.3
Physical activity 101 40.27 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 68 51.68 42.27
Fast-food outlets 158 33.40 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 117 16.28 17.69
Air quality 222 52.42 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 137 54.93 53.83
Total bank deposits 4 3.97 1.37
Tax burden 242 52.38 70.55
Dependency ratio 30 73.33 61.29
Small business growth 166 80.16 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 66 33.67 29.07
Capital gains 84 37.83 31.31
Income growth 194 58.34 60.52
Reverse mortgages 57 39.92 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 177 40.70 46.02
Median rental price 118 73.37 70.18
Households with older adults 260 29.64 39.04
Nursing beds 38 74.31 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 49 78.65 70.35
Home health-care service providers 258 3.80 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 270 4.57 14.8
Cost of assisted living 238 62.35 71.61
Nursing-home rating 218 7.69 22.29
Older adults in family homes 145 82.24 82.84
Cost of adult day services 148 51.47 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 46 68.09 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 45 46.87 31.34
Employment growth 247 40.14 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 40 16.54 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 43 81.82 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 32 9.65 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 174 34.97 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 56 26.43 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 65 52.61 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 141 43.21 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 246 22.65 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 125 16.31 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 147 52.57 63.01
Number of public libraries 15 46.16 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 62 75.31 12.40
Funding for older adults 61 30.85 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 51 92.33 85.93
College enrollment 30 43.27 26.46