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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Fort Wayne, IN
#115
OVERALL RANKING

Fort Wayne, IN


SCORE: 67.02

#121
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 66.99
 
#104
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 68.08
 
Percent of Population 65+:  12.92%
Population 65+:  54,469
Total Population:  421,526

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 102 82.90 81.58 1.62 %
Health Care 89 53.84 50.15 7.36 %
Wellness 171 65.67 68.45 -4.06 %
Financial 131 81.51 81.09 0.52 %
EducationEducation 100 59.76 71.18 0.88 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
39 81.75 71.18 14.85 %
Employment 138 49.40 51.56 -4.19 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
236 48.40 57.14 -15.30 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
139 50.62 51.89 -2.45 %
(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 42 62.11 49.09
Crime Rate 109 44.71 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 99 81.87 80.67
Unemployment Rate 81 52.46 46.80
Income Distribution 110 84.44 84.25
Weather 203 53.42 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 107 30.31 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 138 31.42 33.5
Number of hospital beds 71 36.86 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 128 91.67 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 107 23.92 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 39 42.52 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 131 10.15 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 151 16.67 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 67 15.42 13.35
Number of nurses 32 34.72 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 32 3.16 2.35
ER Wait Times 23 41.30 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 117 46.49 46.33
Smoking rate 175 10.21 13.69
Diabetes rate 136 40.89 41.83
Binge drinking 223 13.35 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 183 72.54 74.78
Caregivers 86 41.64 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 161 75.41 76.89
Depression 266 39.15 49.3
Physical activity 146 36.73 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 76 50.28 42.27
Fast-food outlets 89 37.04 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 125 15.63 17.69
Air quality 265 48.84 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 76 62.31 53.83
Total bank deposits 130 0.90 1.37
Tax burden 101 76.49 70.55
Dependency ratio 202 57.19 61.29
Small business growth 160 80.31 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 37 36.95 29.07
Capital gains 266 18.55 31.31
Income growth 93 61.07 60.52
Reverse mortgages 136 26.90 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 53 57.33 46.02
Median rental price 30 83.74 70.18
Households with older adults 217 33.67 39.04
Nursing beds 6 89.47 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 130 65.12 70.35
Home health-care service providers 38 23.47 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 164 9.92 14.8
Cost of assisted living 170 68.37 71.61
Nursing-home rating 30 46.15 22.29
Older adults in family homes 245 78.28 82.84
Cost of adult day services 207 43.75 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 61 64.30 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 162 21.32 31.34
Employment growth 130 44.34 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 211 3.56 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 119 72.51 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 111 3.06 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 247 25.82 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 244 8.41 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 176 39.34 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 213 35.80 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 202 25.60 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 135 15.66 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 123 54.29 63.01
Number of public libraries 165 19.38 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 87 71.08 12.40
Funding for older adults 103 28.90 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 85 89.95 85.93
College enrollment 120 22.71 26.46