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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Bloomington, IN
#54
OVERALL RANKING

Bloomington, IN


SCORE: 69.83

#43
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 70.58
 
#97
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 68.37
 
Percent of Population 65+:  11.36%
Population 65+:  18,474
Total Population:  162,627

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 216 78.71 81.58 -3.52 %
Health Care 140 49.22 50.15 -1.85 %
Wellness 95 69.79 68.45 1.96 %
Financial 67 85.22 81.09 5.09 %
EducationEducation 3 88.62 71.18 49.59 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
183 67.32 71.18 -5.42 %
Employment 30 66.99 51.56 29.93 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
40 69.19 57.14 21.09 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
167 48.91 51.89 -5.74 %
(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 206 40.03 49.09
Crime Rate 110 44.14 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 236 76.56 80.67
Unemployment Rate 122 46.81 46.80
Income Distribution 264 76.00 84.25
Weather 169 56.27 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 28 49.08 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 168 29.28 33.5
Number of hospital beds 169 24.41 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 210 15.45 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 12 59.01 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 122 12.05 13.35
Number of nurses 127 23.56 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 146 1.81 2.35
ER Wait Times 94 27.08 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 22 55.83 46.33
Smoking rate 140 11.09 13.69
Diabetes rate 69 47.16 41.83
Binge drinking 200 14.49 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 188 71.61 74.78
Caregivers 61 46.32 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 48 81.42 76.89
Depression 149 47.60 49.3
Physical activity 83 42.13 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 194 35.32 42.27
Fast-food outlets 164 33.04 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 175 11.59 17.69
Air quality 217 52.75 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 236 40.50 53.83
Total bank deposits 191 0.77 1.37
Tax burden 101 76.49 70.55
Dependency ratio 4 92.12 61.29
Small business growth 241 76.68 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 19 43.83 29.07
Capital gains 266 18.55 31.31
Income growth 162 59.21 60.52
Reverse mortgages 85 34.73 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 156 43.15 46.02
Median rental price 191 66.07 70.18
Households with older adults 254 29.93 39.04
Nursing beds 64 65.52 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 130 65.12 70.35
Home health-care service providers 63 19.11 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 154 10.49 14.8
Cost of assisted living 170 68.37 71.61
Nursing-home rating 229 0.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 189 80.75 82.84
Cost of adult day services 207 43.75 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 8 87.41 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 50 45.16 31.34
Employment growth 120 44.67 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 240 2.58 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 69 78.06 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 17 15.16 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 95 39.80 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 5 52.27 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 140 42.84 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 82 49.38 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 242 22.83 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 83 19.97 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 122 54.34 63.01
Number of public libraries 210 14.75 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 128 63.36 12.40
Funding for older adults 103 28.90 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 85 89.95 85.93
College enrollment 3 86.76 26.46