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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN
#50
OVERALL RANKING

Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN


SCORE: 72.19

#53
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 72.02
 
#39
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 71.92
 
Percent of Population 65+:  12.87%
Population 65+:  274,122
Total Population:  2,129,309

Indicator Rank Score Average
AvgScore
Percent
+/-
% +/-
General Livability 41 88.71 87.83 1.00 %
Health Care 32 66.15 62.09 6.54 %
Wellness 84 65.80 72.07 -8.70 %
Financial Security 55 87.78 88.25 -.53 %
Education 46 61.66 61.67 -.02 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
47 45.07 46.42 -2.91 %
Employment 63 60.14 63.96 -5.97 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
28 75.18 69.42 8.30 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
45 74.58 73.23 1.84 %
(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 13 61.05 46.41
Crime rate 50 49.38 52.77
Internet access 52 83.18 83.51
Employment growth 56 85.30 86.82
Unemployment rate 25 70.00 64.06
Income distribution 55 85.11 86.33
Weather 64 56.47 65.13
Fatal car crashes 35 57.98 51.71

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare enrollment 65 89.03 62.02
Primary-care physicians 44 58.96 57.60
Nurse practitioners and physicians' assistants 67 39.85 45.49
Number of nurses 22 45.86 38.33
Number of hospital beds 49 36.51 37.22
Long-term hospitals 61 11.19 22.49
Hospitals with geriatric services 49 36.11 37.70
Hospitals with rehabilitation services 31 47.99 43.27
Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 14 27.15 11.62
Hospitals with hospice services 11 65.64 31.78
Orthopedic surgeons 52 31.40 31.70
Dialysis centers 18 56.28 40.28
Medical and diagnostic centers 81 35.05 48.95
Physical therapists 41 56.99 56.09
Expenses per inpatient day 64 57.44 62.02
Joint Commission accreditation 53 86.11 83.71
Medical school affiliation 73 31.82 45.76
Magnet hospitals 22 23.33 14.40
ER wait times 9 62.62 40.01
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 67 63.87 70.79
Smoking rate 92 19.39 30.34
Diabetes rate 74 41.41 48.54
Alzheimer's cases 79 74.34 81.26
Caregivers 27 45.78 39.21
Life expectancy at 65 91 79.29 84.59
Depression 79 37.46 43.31
Physical activity 68 58.58 65.43
Fitness and recreational sports centers 38 50.25 46.08
Fast-food outlets 53 59.06 61.73
Falls with injury 70 33.55 38.43
Binge drinking 78 33.55 40.64
Air quality 92 53.46 67.44

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 45 49.12 47.44
Total bank deposits 13 9.75 7.24
Tax burden 49 72.41 68.14
Dependency ratio 63 83.69 84.57
Growth of small businesses 73 83.21 86.25
Older adults below poverty line 26 65.10 58.57
Capital gains 92 27.92 49.15
Income growth 46 83.88 84.11
Reverse mortgages 10 33.57 15.80
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 23 55.24 44.17
Median rental price 13 83.36 69.47
Households with older adults 66 51.75 55.52
Nursing beds 8 90.58 60.28
Cost of semi-private nursing room 41 66.75 64.62
Home health-care service providers 36 14.91 15.21
Continuing-care facilities 86 13.14 23.14
Cost of assisted living 69 76.31 80.63
Nursing-home rating 30 43.85 36.99
Older adults in family homes 74 80.96 84.60
Cost of adult day services 25 60.16 55.79

Employment Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 72.79
65+ unemployment rate 30.13
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 85.90
Output of service sector/manufacturing 22.62
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Walk score 36 56.69 50.90
Commute times 49 78.46 78.27
Commuters who walk to work 48 33.27 38.41
Number of passenger trips 56 4.63 9.79
Public transport fare 23 15.57 16.65
Investment in public/senior transportation 47 69.04 67.65
Grocery stores 63 30.53 33.58
Special needs transportation 57 23.40 29.60

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 53 45.57 47.47
Arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 69 24.83 30.60
Senior volunteer rates 43 54.61 53.28
Number of public libraries 31 50.16 44.65
Number of civic and religious organizations 45 64.45 60.15
Funding for older adults 33 77.60 75.84
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 45 90.65 38.00
College enrollment 69 52.86 58.16
Number of community colleges 15 31.45 20.92
Number of universities 73 29.01 38.93