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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Evansville, IN-KY
#113
OVERALL RANKING

Evansville, IN-KY


SCORE: 67.22

#118
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 67.06
 
#100
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 68.14
 
Percent of Population 65+:  14.80%
Population 65+:  46,358
Total Population:  313,219

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 69 84.39 81.58 3.44 %
Health Care 77 55.73 50.15 11.13 %
Wellness 253 61.80 68.45 -9.72 %
Financial 109 83.06 81.09 2.43 %
EducationEducation 108 59.44 71.18 0.34 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
98 75.11 71.18 5.52 %
Employment 181 46.03 51.56 -10.73 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
120 56.69 57.14 -.79 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
99 52.85 51.89 1.85 %
(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 27 66.55 49.09
Crime Rate 202 33.67 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 169 79.52 80.67
Unemployment Rate 72 55.04 46.80
Income Distribution 159 82.61 84.25
Weather 154 59.14 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 112 29.37 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 65 39.68 33.5
Number of hospital beds 49 41.96 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 217 63.64 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 15 40.51 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 86 28.56 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 55 38.08 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 126 12.12 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 150 18.18 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 24 27.27 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 80 14.52 13.35
Number of nurses 40 33.10 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 42 2.86 2.35
ER Wait Times 123 23.95 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 199 41.87 46.33
Smoking rate 124 11.73 13.69
Diabetes rate 219 33.84 41.83
Binge drinking 211 14.16 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 197 70.72 74.78
Caregivers 104 40.00 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 211 73.38 76.89
Depression 268 39.09 49.3
Physical activity 206 32.73 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 128 42.57 42.27
Fast-food outlets 190 31.76 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 143 14.37 17.69
Air quality 264 49.04 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 114 56.86 53.83
Total bank deposits 112 0.95 1.37
Tax burden 99 77.41 70.55
Dependency ratio 126 60.42 61.29
Small business growth 141 80.75 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 148 27.54 29.07
Capital gains 265 18.71 31.31
Income growth 113 60.43 60.52
Reverse mortgages 68 37.31 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 45 59.48 46.02
Median rental price 94 75.90 70.18
Households with older adults 174 36.83 39.04
Nursing beds 27 77.92 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 129 65.43 70.35
Home health-care service providers 107 13.27 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 229 6.95 14.8
Cost of assisted living 168 69.32 71.61
Nursing-home rating 182 14.29 22.29
Older adults in family homes 232 79.08 82.84
Cost of adult day services 204 44.82 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 126 55.79 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 143 23.30 31.34
Employment growth 128 44.35 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 248 2.34 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 91 75.00 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 83 4.08 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 243 26.66 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 258 6.98 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 105 47.45 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 74 50.62 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 130 29.25 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 169 14.16 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 154 52.31 63.01
Number of public libraries 73 29.39 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 80 71.96 12.40
Funding for older adults 125 28.86 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 64 91.09 85.93
College enrollment 155 20.60 26.46