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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Eau Claire, WI
#38
OVERALL RANKING

Eau Claire, WI


SCORE: 71.12

#40
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 70.82
 
#26
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 72.11
 
Percent of Population 65+:  13.98%
Population 65+:  22,860
Total Population:  163,508

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 17 89.33 81.58 9.50 %
Health Care 17 65.30 50.15 30.21 %
Wellness 160 66.69 68.45 -2.57 %
Financial 91 83.72 81.09 3.24 %
EducationEducation 47 65.35 71.18 10.31 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
91 76.15 71.18 6.98 %
Employment 126 50.32 51.56 -2.40 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
144 55.05 57.14 -3.66 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
54 56.61 51.89 9.10 %
(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 87 55.92 49.09
Crime Rate 21 64.03 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 159 79.86 80.67
Unemployment Rate 61 56.22 46.80
Income Distribution 42 88.37 84.25
Weather 275 46.46 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 3 82.04 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 27 49.19 33.5
Number of hospital beds 111 30.10 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 142 83.33 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 16 56.95 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 6 63.28 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 15 37.97 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 84 24.17 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 90 33.33 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 23 24.75 13.35
Number of nurses 29 35.63 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 182 1.51 2.35
ER Wait Times 44 35.97 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 139 45.18 46.33
Smoking rate 26 20.70 13.69
Diabetes rate 56 50.09 41.83
Binge drinking 257 11.64 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 235 61.88 74.78
Caregivers 192 31.92 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 117 77.44 76.89
Depression 154 47.25 49.3
Physical activity 49 46.26 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 111 46.05 42.27
Fast-food outlets 197 31.53 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 102 18.77 17.69
Air quality 134 59.39 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 108 57.78 53.83
Total bank deposits 130 0.90 1.37
Tax burden 222 57.92 70.55
Dependency ratio 53 66.31 61.29
Small business growth 45 85.14 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 49 35.33 29.07
Capital gains 149 26.12 31.31
Income growth 66 62.18 60.52
Reverse mortgages 40 43.91 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 117 48.73 46.02
Median rental price 116 73.47 70.18
Households with older adults 189 36.26 39.04
Nursing beds 84 59.46 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 195 56.68 70.35
Home health-care service providers 260 3.69 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 2 59.56 14.8
Cost of assisted living 227 63.44 71.61
Nursing-home rating 10 57.14 22.29
Older adults in family homes 247 78.00 82.84
Cost of adult day services 104 53.85 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 62 64.20 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 141 23.35 31.34
Employment growth 183 42.84 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 140 5.67 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 69 78.06 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 88 3.96 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 160 36.37 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 46 28.25 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 229 32.35 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 155 41.98 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 160 28.08 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 97 18.67 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 25 72.54 63.01
Number of public libraries 115 24.22 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 142 61.58 12.40
Funding for older adults 127 28.76 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 55 92.02 85.93
College enrollment 63 32.58 26.46