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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Flint, MI
#195
OVERALL RANKING

Flint, MI


SCORE: 64.50

#204
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 64.23
 
#155
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 66.14
 
Percent of Population 65+:  14.67%
Population 65+:  61,310
Total Population:  417,791

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 114 82.24 81.58 0.81 %
Health Care 105 51.82 50.15 3.33 %
Wellness 263 61.22 68.45 -10.56 %
Financial 177 79.26 81.09 -2.26 %
EducationEducation 141 57.64 71.18 -2.70 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
94 75.92 71.18 6.66 %
Employment 273 35.16 51.56 -31.81 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
108 57.54 57.14 0.70 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
237 44.36 51.89 -14.51 %
(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 9 74.55 49.09
Crime Rate 185 35.34 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 179 79.11 80.67
Unemployment Rate 175 40.59 46.80
Income Distribution 159 82.61 84.25
Weather 245 50.66 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 60 37.31 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 72 38.90 33.5
Number of hospital beds 181 23.26 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 118 21.56 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 218 14.38 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 18 75.00 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 208 7.91 13.35
Number of nurses 114 24.79 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 62 2.59 2.35
ER Wait Times 237 14.91 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 215 41.19 46.33
Smoking rate 227 8.74 13.69
Diabetes rate 219 33.84 41.83
Binge drinking 163 15.99 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 148 76.06 74.78
Caregivers 150 35.47 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 256 70.52 76.89
Depression 227 42.56 49.3
Physical activity 208 32.46 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 245 25.99 42.27
Fast-food outlets 162 33.15 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 111 16.74 17.69
Air quality 171 56.12 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 227 41.91 53.83
Total bank deposits 264 0.50 1.37
Tax burden 117 75.53 70.55
Dependency ratio 183 58.07 61.29
Small business growth 145 80.62 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 107 30.22 29.07
Capital gains 224 21.59 31.31
Income growth 221 57.68 60.52
Reverse mortgages 124 29.45 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 5 77.88 46.02
Median rental price 92 76.42 70.18
Households with older adults 143 38.13 39.04
Nursing beds 191 39.67 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 205 56.22 70.35
Home health-care service providers 65 18.77 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 42 24.23 14.8
Cost of assisted living 82 77.69 71.61
Nursing-home rating 200 11.76 22.29
Older adults in family homes 181 81.12 82.84
Cost of adult day services 207 43.75 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 277 31.66 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 181 18.75 31.34
Employment growth 161 43.55 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 141 5.63 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 262 58.17 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 44 7.65 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 192 34.22 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 209 10.61 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 72 51.97 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 67 51.85 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 126 29.56 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 266 6.35 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 137 52.95 63.01
Number of public libraries 171 18.42 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 188 50.85 12.40
Funding for older adults 110 28.89 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 113 88.39 85.93
College enrollment 161 19.90 26.46