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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Fond du Lac, WI
#94
OVERALL RANKING

Fond du Lac, WI


SCORE: 67.78

#91
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 67.97
 
#95
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 68.39
 
Percent of Population 65+:  15.70%
Population 65+:  15,972
Total Population:  101,715

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 46 85.98 81.58 5.39 %
Health Care 118 50.70 50.15 1.10 %
Wellness 146 67.35 68.45 -1.61 %
Financial 150 80.55 81.09 -.67 %
EducationEducation 143 57.62 71.18 -2.73 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
89 76.32 71.18 7.22 %
Employment 72 56.74 51.56 10.05 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
121 56.67 57.14 -.82 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
93 53.21 51.89 2.54 %
(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 60 59.35 49.09
Crime Rate 16 67.71 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 116 81.20 80.67
Unemployment Rate 56 57.32 46.80
Income Distribution 8 92.68 84.25
Weather 265 48.84 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 106 30.42 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 208 25.67 33.5
Number of hospital beds 222 16.76 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 88 27.84 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 58 37.11 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 6 55.67 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 42 35.45 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 177 0.00 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 195 8.76 13.35
Number of nurses 198 18.97 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 98 2.23 2.35
ER Wait Times 17 42.42 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 151 44.10 46.33
Smoking rate 53 16.62 13.69
Diabetes rate 76 46.23 41.83
Binge drinking 81 21.80 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 232 62.36 74.78
Caregivers 235 29.06 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 146 76.03 76.89
Depression 45 56.74 49.3
Physical activity 113 39.19 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 40 56.99 42.27
Fast-food outlets 42 40.95 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 37 28.04 17.69
Air quality 161 56.70 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 166 50.95 53.83
Total bank deposits 79 1.06 1.37
Tax burden 222 57.92 70.55
Dependency ratio 129 60.32 61.29
Small business growth 237 76.90 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 35 37.87 29.07
Capital gains 149 26.12 31.31
Income growth 124 60.01 60.52
Reverse mortgages 35 45.61 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 105 51.20 46.02
Median rental price 88 76.96 70.18
Households with older adults 143 38.13 39.04
Nursing beds 80 59.92 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 195 56.68 70.35
Home health-care service providers 158 10.79 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 37 26.34 14.8
Cost of assisted living 227 63.44 71.61
Nursing-home rating 2 66.67 22.29
Older adults in family homes 191 80.72 82.84
Cost of adult day services 104 53.85 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 148 54.16 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 33 56.33 31.34
Employment growth 108 45.19 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 244 2.42 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 91 75.00 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 215 1.06 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 160 36.37 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 61 25.76 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 242 31.09 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 53 54.32 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 88 31.19 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 257 7.66 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 30 72.11 63.01
Number of public libraries 107 24.99 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 163 57.37 12.40
Funding for older adults 130 28.75 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 110 88.50 85.93
College enrollment 164 19.74 26.46