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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Cape Girardeau, MO-IL
#86
OVERALL RANKING

Cape Girardeau, MO-IL


SCORE: 67.98

#96
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 67.83
 
#70
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 69.35
 
Percent of Population 65+:  16.03%
Population 65+:  15,640
Total Population:  97,580

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 160 80.51 81.58 -1.31 %
Health Care 74 55.97 50.15 11.61 %
Wellness 269 60.95 68.45 -10.96 %
Financial 112 82.90 81.09 2.23 %
EducationEducation 67 62.02 71.18 4.69 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
12 88.63 71.18 24.52 %
Employment 190 45.38 51.56 -11.99 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
164 53.95 57.14 -5.58 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
53 56.80 51.89 9.46 %
(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 54 60.26 49.09
Crime Rate 156 38.29 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 240 76.30 80.67
Unemployment Rate 89 51.42 46.80
Income Distribution 110 84.44 84.25
Weather 144 59.75 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 203 20.78 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 106 34.64 33.5
Number of hospital beds 47 42.61 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 83 29.74 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 50 39.66 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 33 37.88 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 156 10.99 13.35
Number of nurses 19 39.75 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 27 3.29 2.35
ER Wait Times 134 23.14 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 194 42.10 46.33
Smoking rate 253 7.40 13.69
Diabetes rate 182 36.10 41.83
Binge drinking 171 15.62 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 207 69.43 74.78
Caregivers 127 37.98 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 183 74.57 76.89
Depression 163 46.58 49.3
Physical activity 216 32.13 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 268 18.33 42.27
Fast-food outlets 115 35.56 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 139 14.66 17.69
Air quality 223 52.41 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 17 73.95 53.83
Total bank deposits 77 1.07 1.37
Tax burden 140 73.68 70.55
Dependency ratio 123 60.81 61.29
Small business growth 281 67.00 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 196 23.46 29.07
Capital gains 131 27.49 31.31
Income growth 150 59.40 60.52
Reverse mortgages 32 46.65 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 51 57.76 46.02
Median rental price 44 81.87 70.18
Households with older adults 156 37.70 39.04
Nursing beds 7 88.00 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 27 90.48 70.35
Home health-care service providers 21 28.98 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 136 11.70 14.8
Cost of assisted living 6 95.97 71.61
Nursing-home rating 139 20.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 148 82.16 82.84
Cost of adult day services 206 44.21 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 124 55.95 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 204 16.56 31.34
Employment growth 132 44.31 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 120 6.81 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 99 74.27 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 122 2.87 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 118 39.07 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 140 15.52 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 178 38.54 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+ 106 30.21 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 180 13.18 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 85 57.98 63.01
Number of public libraries 28 42.27 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 109 67.31 12.40
Funding for older adults 82 29.61 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 207 82.80 85.93
College enrollment 46 36.48 26.46