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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Cleveland-Elyria, OH
#36
OVERALL RANKING

Cleveland-Elyria, OH


SCORE: 72.89

#42
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 72.66
 
#22
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 73.16
 
Percent of Population 65+:  15.85%
Population 65+:  327,190
Total Population:  2,064,739

Indicator Rank Score Average
AvgScore
Percent
+/-
% +/-
General Livability 14 92.99 87.83 5.87 %
Health Care 27 67.77 62.09 9.15 %
Wellness 91 65.01 72.07 -9.80 %
Financial Security 94 81.75 88.25 -7.37 %
Education 55 60.87 61.67 -1.30 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
30 51.36 46.42 10.64 %
Employment 65 59.78 63.96 -6.54 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
17 76.71 69.42 10.50 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
32 77.50 73.23 5.83 %
(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 4 72.49 46.41
Crime rate 42 51.62 52.77
Internet access 77 77.64 83.51
Employment growth 78 83.36 86.82
Unemployment rate 36 65.35 64.06
Income distribution 76 83.33 86.33
Weather 81 53.36 65.13
Fatal car crashes 7 90.29 51.71

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare enrollment 30 92.29 62.02
Primary-care physicians 53 57.04 57.60
Nurse practitioners and physicians' assistants 54 44.27 45.49
Number of nurses 11 49.42 38.33
Number of hospital beds 27 42.19 37.22
Long-term hospitals 65 9.63 22.49
Hospitals with geriatric services 24 49.71 37.70
Hospitals with rehabilitation services 27 52.16 43.27
Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 4 38.94 11.62
Hospitals with hospice services 20 50.21 31.78
Orthopedic surgeons 20 38.12 31.70
Dialysis centers 26 48.58 40.28
Medical and diagnostic centers 90 29.43 48.95
Physical therapists 76 45.02 56.09
Expenses per inpatient day 74 53.86 62.02
Joint Commission accreditation 1 100.00 83.71
Medical school affiliation 66 35.80 45.76
Magnet hospitals 30 18.75 14.40
ER wait times 17 51.41 40.01
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 66 64.63 70.79
Smoking rate 89 19.66 30.34
Diabetes rate 84 39.17 48.54
Alzheimer's cases 63 80.44 81.26
Caregivers 62 34.40 39.21
Life expectancy at 65 65 82.43 84.59
Depression 68 39.22 43.31
Physical activity 73 58.07 65.43
Fitness and recreational sports centers 52 46.04 46.08
Fast-food outlets 80 54.84 61.73
Falls with injury 64 34.23 38.43
Binge drinking 69 34.98 40.64
Air quality 94 53.05 67.44

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 32 51.07 47.44
Total bank deposits 28 7.09 7.24
Tax burden 51 69.88 68.14
Dependency ratio 76 81.28 84.57
Growth of small businesses 84 82.25 86.25
Older adults below poverty line 65 54.95 58.57
Capital gains 93 27.88 49.15
Income growth 64 81.94 84.11
Reverse mortgages 40 14.98 15.80
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 7 63.96 44.17
Median rental price 15 83.24 69.47
Households with older adults 16 61.18 55.52
Nursing beds 9 89.54 60.28
Cost of semi-private nursing room 42 66.67 64.62
Home health-care service providers 18 17.99 15.21
Continuing-care facilities 76 15.19 23.14
Cost of assisted living 72 74.04 80.63
Nursing-home rating 47 35.69 36.99
Older adults in family homes 91 78.23 84.60
Cost of adult day services 14 63.64 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 28 62.82 50.90
Commute times 49 78.46 78.27
Commuters who walk to work 33 43.66 38.41
Number of passenger trips 28 9.73 9.79
Public transport fare 71 9.42 16.65
Investment in public/senior transportation 26 76.18 67.65
Grocery stores 49 32.80 33.58
Special needs transportation 15 42.77 29.60

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 15 55.36 47.47
Arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 60 26.81 30.60
Senior volunteer rates 26 57.56 53.28
Number of public libraries 28 51.59 44.65
Number of civic and religious organizations 61 52.83 60.15
Funding for older adults 31 78.16 75.84
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 53 89.89 38.00
College enrollment 83 49.38 58.16
Number of community colleges 35 21.82 20.92
Number of universities 32 44.69 38.93