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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Dubuque, IA
#31
OVERALL RANKING

Dubuque, IA


SCORE: 71.69

#35
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 71.58
 
#21
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 72.51
 
Percent of Population 65+:  15.64%
Population 65+:  14,863
Total Population:  95,062

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 58 85.01 81.58 4.20 %
Health Care 23 63.98 50.15 27.58 %
Wellness 162 66.54 68.45 -2.79 %
Financial 96 83.55 81.09 3.03 %
EducationEducation 111 59.14 71.18 -.17 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
71 78.00 71.18 9.58 %
Employment 46 60.68 51.56 17.69 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
65 63.53 57.14 11.18 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
30 62.54 51.89 20.52 %
(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 106 53.57 49.09
Crime Rate 36 60.71 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 97 81.90 80.67
Unemployment Rate 25 66.20 46.80
Income Distribution 2 95.00 84.25
Weather 261 49.35 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 96 32.00 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 148 30.82 33.5
Number of hospital beds 90 32.64 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 191 66.67 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 3 89.73 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 10 59.82 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 140 0.00 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 177 0.00 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 15 33.33 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 111 12.62 13.35
Number of nurses 59 30.11 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 78 2.40 2.35
ER Wait Times 26 39.77 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 89 47.73 46.33
Smoking rate 23 22.16 13.69
Diabetes rate 112 42.83 41.83
Binge drinking 280 8.33 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 265 45.43 74.78
Caregivers 125 38.13 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 131 76.77 76.89
Depression 53 55.55 49.3
Physical activity 104 39.91 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 10 69.45 42.27
Fast-food outlets 187 31.77 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 12 39.49 17.69
Air quality 203 53.92 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 36 68.38 53.83
Total bank deposits 20 1.56 1.37
Tax burden 164 67.92 70.55
Dependency ratio 188 57.72 61.29
Small business growth 37 86.34 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 262 18.11 29.07
Capital gains 215 22.39 31.31
Income growth 73 61.82 60.52
Reverse mortgages 48 42.26 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 141 45.05 46.02
Median rental price 63 78.94 70.18
Households with older adults 169 37.12 39.04
Nursing beds 11 83.88 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 42 80.00 70.35
Home health-care service providers 246 5.06 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 234 6.69 14.8
Cost of assisted living 116 72.14 71.61
Nursing-home rating 96 27.27 22.29
Older adults in family homes 262 76.55 82.84
Cost of adult day services 57 58.33 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 44 68.73 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 39 50.33 31.34
Employment growth 210 42.13 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 169 4.44 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 4 98.08 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 130 2.69 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 212 30.87 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 43 28.43 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 155 41.17 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 99 48.15 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 100 30.52 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 17 37.94 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 36 71.43 63.01
Number of public libraries 59 30.86 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 211 46.83 12.40
Funding for older adults 18 32.45 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 123 87.77 85.93
College enrollment 105 23.99 26.46