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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Duluth, MN-WI
#125
OVERALL RANKING

Duluth, MN-WI


SCORE: 66.80

#127
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 66.62
 
#122
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 67.28
 
Percent of Population 65+:  16.11%
Population 65+:  45,028
Total Population:  279,579

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 225 78.17 81.58 -4.18 %
Health Care 75 55.96 50.15 11.59 %
Wellness 129 68.22 68.45 -.34 %
Financial 219 75.97 81.09 -6.31 %
EducationEducation 59 62.86 71.18 6.11 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
118 73.50 71.18 3.26 %
Employment 210 43.71 51.56 -15.22 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
130 56.22 57.14 -1.61 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
28 63.73 51.89 22.82 %
(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 66 58.42 49.09
Crime Rate 183 35.44 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 192 78.62 80.67
Unemployment Rate 113 47.57 46.80
Income Distribution 71 86.36 84.25
Weather 279 44.13 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 14 55.66 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 53 42.14 33.5
Number of hospital beds 80 34.35 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 232 54.55 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 30 49.57 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 29 46.27 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 76 25.25 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 125 27.27 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 75 15.09 13.35
Number of nurses 43 32.15 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 80 2.38 2.35
ER Wait Times 108 25.08 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 121 46.21 46.33
Smoking rate 157 10.58 13.69
Diabetes rate 141 40.61 41.83
Binge drinking 248 11.87 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 218 67.88 74.78
Caregivers 234 29.09 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 130 76.86 76.89
Depression 71 53.28 49.3
Physical activity 62 44.12 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 97 47.92 42.27
Fast-food outlets 15 44.80 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 22 34.91 17.69
Air quality 92 63.86 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 143 54.39 53.83
Total bank deposits 173 0.81 1.37
Tax burden 236 53.62 70.55
Dependency ratio 82 63.28 61.29
Small business growth 253 75.65 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 76 32.93 29.07
Capital gains 120 28.17 31.31
Income growth 107 60.59 60.52
Reverse mortgages 117 30.54 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 89 53.06 46.02
Median rental price 93 76.10 70.18
Households with older adults 124 38.99 39.04
Nursing beds 110 53.76 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 160 59.96 70.35
Home health-care service providers 72 17.80 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 17 35.80 14.8
Cost of assisted living 147 71.17 71.61
Nursing-home rating 199 12.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 274 74.39 82.84
Cost of adult day services 181 46.07 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 242 44.38 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 176 19.15 31.34
Employment growth 48 47.27 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 67 10.95 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 99 74.27 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 53 5.88 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 188 34.52 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 44 28.40 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 166 40.09 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+ 81 31.97 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 51 25.16 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 8 81.19 63.01
Number of public libraries 74 29.29 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 119 66.34 12.40
Funding for older adults 156 28.45 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 70 90.78 85.93
College enrollment 74 28.58 26.46