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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
#75
OVERALL RANKING

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI


SCORE: 70.07

#78
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 69.81
 
#62
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 70.79
 
Percent of Population 65+:  13.94%
Population 65+:  598,565
Total Population:  4,292,832

Indicator Rank Score Average
AvgScore
Percent
+/-
% +/-
General Livability 8 95.30 87.83 8.51 %
Health Care 63 60.64 62.09 -2.34 %
Wellness 86 65.53 72.07 -9.07 %
Financial Security 88 82.85 88.25 -6.12 %
Education 87 54.35 61.67 -11.87 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
52 44.05 46.42 -5.11 %
Employment 98 51.04 63.96 -20.20 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
21 75.91 69.42 9.35 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
75 65.90 73.23 -10.01 %
(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 46.41
Crime rate 30 58.27 52.77
Internet access 70 79.49 83.51
Employment growth 37 88.04 86.82
Unemployment rate 92 50.72 64.06
Income distribution 55 85.11 86.33
Weather 94 51.43 65.13
Fatal car crashes 38 54.01 51.71

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare enrollment 76 87.91 62.02
Primary-care physicians 38 59.92 57.60
Nurse practitioners and physicians' assistants 74 33.76 45.49
Number of nurses 57 35.45 38.33
Number of hospital beds 62 32.92 37.22
Long-term hospitals 64 10.35 22.49
Hospitals with geriatric services 32 43.43 37.70
Hospitals with rehabilitation services 59 36.22 43.27
Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 51 8.37 11.62
Hospitals with hospice services 15 57.36 31.78
Orthopedic surgeons 79 23.94 31.70
Dialysis centers 52 36.71 40.28
Medical and diagnostic centers 78 35.77 48.95
Physical therapists 26 67.99 56.09
Expenses per inpatient day 40 63.29 62.02
Joint Commission accreditation 66 81.13 83.71
Medical school affiliation 52 43.22 45.76
Magnet hospitals 59 9.06 14.40
ER wait times 19 50.85 40.01
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 83 61.60 70.79
Smoking rate 88 19.95 30.34
Diabetes rate 67 43.32 48.54
Alzheimer's cases 68 78.85 81.26
Caregivers 47 37.62 39.21
Life expectancy at 65 76 80.49 84.59
Depression 51 42.68 43.31
Physical activity 61 60.09 65.43
Fitness and recreational sports centers 77 37.96 46.08
Fast-food outlets 43 60.77 61.73
Falls with injury 34 39.05 38.43
Binge drinking 84 32.46 40.64
Air quality 74 59.90 67.44

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 78 40.55 47.44
Total bank deposits 35 6.19 7.24
Tax burden 34 75.53 68.14
Dependency ratio 53 84.25 84.57
Growth of small businesses 66 84.42 86.25
Older adults below poverty line 71 53.12 58.57
Capital gains 87 30.58 49.15
Income growth 58 82.47 84.11
Reverse mortgages 49 11.52 15.80
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 3 93.43 44.17
Median rental price 42 73.39 69.47
Households with older adults 32 57.68 55.52
Nursing beds 57 55.35 60.28
Cost of semi-private nursing room 77 56.22 64.62
Home health-care service providers 29 15.82 15.21
Continuing-care facilities 59 18.02 23.14
Cost of assisted living 32 88.62 80.63
Nursing-home rating 44 36.07 36.99
Older adults in family homes 71 81.39 84.60
Cost of adult day services 82 43.75 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 42 51.81 50.90
Commute times 77 71.48 78.27
Commuters who walk to work 84 21.76 38.41
Number of passenger trips 63 4.00 9.79
Public transport fare 13 18.32 16.65
Investment in public/senior transportation 7 83.75 67.65
Grocery stores 34 36.09 33.58
Special needs transportation 18 39.82 29.60

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 32 49.04 47.47
Arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 98 17.41 30.60
Senior volunteer rates 48 52.70 53.28
Number of public libraries 67 36.41 44.65
Number of civic and religious organizations 74 45.02 60.15
Funding for older adults 41 76.05 75.84
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 60 89.46 38.00
College enrollment 72 52.28 58.16
Number of community colleges 59 16.76 20.92
Number of universities 89 21.44 38.93