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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Danville, IL
#71
OVERALL RANKING

Danville, IL


SCORE: 68.69

#81
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 68.28
 
#46
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 70.76
 
Percent of Population 65+:  16.69%
Population 65+:  13,473
Total Population:  80,715

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 41 86.39 81.58 5.90 %
Health Care 64 57.40 50.15 14.46 %
Wellness 251 61.91 68.45 -9.55 %
Financial 55 85.88 81.09 5.91 %
EducationEducation 250 51.50 71.18 -13.07 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
13 87.61 71.18 23.08 %
Employment 249 40.16 51.56 -22.11 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
146 54.89 57.14 -3.94 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
75 54.43 51.89 4.89 %
(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 1 100.00 49.09
Crime Rate 241 29.29 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 230 76.84 80.67
Unemployment Rate 250 33.15 46.80
Income Distribution 110 84.44 84.25
Weather 192 54.77 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 82 34.01 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 249 20.72 33.5
Number of hospital beds 55 40.01 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 68 33.30 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 32 44.40 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 4 66.61 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 25 42.41 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 25 66.67 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 254 5.30 13.35
Number of nurses 226 16.02 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 203 1.37 2.35
ER Wait Times 211 16.32 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 260 38.48 46.33
Smoking rate 277 5.73 13.69
Diabetes rate 230 32.50 41.83
Binge drinking 179 15.35 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 92 81.41 74.78
Caregivers 245 27.96 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 280 67.49 76.89
Depression 96 51.19 49.3
Physical activity 207 32.58 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 118 44.81 42.27
Fast-food outlets 14 45.02 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 81 20.90 17.69
Air quality 240 50.93 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 144 54.38 53.83
Total bank deposits 199 0.74 1.37
Tax burden 242 52.38 70.55
Dependency ratio 248 54.05 61.29
Small business growth 265 75.08 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 61 33.92 29.07
Capital gains 84 37.83 31.31
Income growth 252 56.81 60.52
Reverse mortgages 3 75.50 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 1 100.00 46.02
Median rental price 12 88.16 70.18
Households with older adults 46 44.03 39.04
Nursing beds 40 73.56 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 49 78.65 70.35
Home health-care service providers 262 3.47 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 175 9.45 14.8
Cost of assisted living 238 62.35 71.61
Nursing-home rating 164 16.67 22.29
Older adults in family homes 265 76.28 82.84
Cost of adult day services 148 51.47 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 234 44.90 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 168 20.54 31.34
Employment growth 144 43.95 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 267 1.78 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 104 73.56 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 83 4.08 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 174 34.97 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 121 17.58 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 129 44.02 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 178 39.51 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 68 32.67 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 239 9.41 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 149 52.54 63.01
Number of public libraries 36 38.92 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 105 68.82 12.40
Funding for older adults 53 30.88 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 213 82.38 85.93
College enrollment 260 13.62 26.46