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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Dayton, OH
#29
OVERALL RANKING

Dayton, OH


SCORE: 73.34

#30
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 73.33
 
#27
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 72.81
 
Percent of Population 65+:  15.62%
Population 65+:  125,423
Total Population:  803,185

Indicator Rank Score Average
AvgScore
Percent
+/-
% +/-
General Livability 37 89.14 87.83 1.49 %
Health Care 24 68.67 62.09 10.60 %
Wellness 98 63.61 72.07 -11.74 %
Financial Security 81 83.92 88.25 -4.91 %
Education 6 75.17 61.67 21.89 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
44 45.72 46.42 -1.51 %
Employment 41 64.59 63.96 0.98 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
8 78.99 69.42 13.79 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
33 77.45 73.23 5.76 %
(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 5 70.51 46.41
Crime rate 57 47.08 52.77
Internet access 66 80.46 83.51
Employment growth 80 82.96 86.82
Unemployment rate 35 65.90 64.06
Income distribution 32 86.96 86.33
Weather 70 55.10 65.13
Fatal car crashes 34 58.41 51.71

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare enrollment 45 91.23 62.02
Primary-care physicians 64 53.64 57.60
Nurse practitioners and physicians' assistants 75 33.65 45.49
Number of nurses 24 44.85 38.33
Number of hospital beds 27 42.19 37.22
Long-term hospitals 72 0.00 22.49
Hospitals with geriatric services 18 56.61 37.70
Hospitals with rehabilitation services 34 45.25 43.27
Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 60 0.00 11.62
Hospitals with hospice services 7 81.68 31.78
Orthopedic surgeons 72 26.98 31.70
Dialysis centers 75 29.72 40.28
Medical and diagnostic centers 10 72.60 48.95
Physical therapists 56 51.69 56.09
Expenses per inpatient day 74 53.86 62.02
Joint Commission accreditation 51 86.67 83.71
Medical school affiliation 20 67.88 45.76
Magnet hospitals 16 24.00 14.40
ER wait times 3 80.52 40.01
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 98 57.66 70.79
Smoking rate 94 19.12 30.34
Diabetes rate 95 36.66 48.54
Alzheimer's cases 64 79.91 81.26
Caregivers 61 34.61 39.21
Life expectancy at 65 74 80.92 84.59
Depression 74 37.94 43.31
Physical activity 82 55.61 65.43
Fitness and recreational sports centers 23 54.57 46.08
Fast-food outlets 97 50.91 61.73
Falls with injury 13 46.03 38.43
Binge drinking 77 33.77 40.64
Air quality 87 55.25 67.44

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 65 44.45 47.44
Total bank deposits 90 3.11 7.24
Tax burden 51 69.88 68.14
Dependency ratio 80 80.51 84.57
Growth of small businesses 85 82.19 86.25
Older adults below poverty line 54 56.82 58.57
Capital gains 93 27.88 49.15
Income growth 86 80.61 84.11
Reverse mortgages 12 32.63 15.80
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 5 70.66 44.17
Median rental price 17 83.02 69.47
Households with older adults 21 60.09 55.52
Nursing beds 16 83.41 60.28
Cost of semi-private nursing room 42 66.67 64.62
Home health-care service providers 10 24.08 15.21
Continuing-care facilities 82 13.91 23.14
Cost of assisted living 72 74.04 80.63
Nursing-home rating 23 47.29 36.99
Older adults in family homes 95 77.80 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 40 52.16 50.90
Commute times 6 91.04 78.27
Commuters who walk to work 44 35.29 38.41
Number of passenger trips 50 5.49 9.79
Public transport fare 63 10.53 16.65
Investment in public/senior transportation 10 82.42 67.65
Grocery stores 86 22.34 33.58
Special needs transportation 45 27.70 29.60

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 16 55.06 47.47
Arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 94 18.58 30.60
Senior volunteer rates 25 57.69 53.28
Number of public libraries 27 51.87 44.65
Number of civic and religious organizations 41 68.70 60.15
Funding for older adults 28 78.17 75.84
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 39 91.40 38.00
College enrollment 20 66.86 58.16
Number of community colleges 17 28.11 20.92
Number of universities 3 71.57 38.93