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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Grand Forks, ND-MN
#29
OVERALL RANKING

Grand Forks, ND-MN


SCORE: 71.89

#33
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 71.69
 
#38
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 71.41
 
Percent of Population 65+:  12.70%
Population 65+:  12,572
Total Population:  98,997

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 121 81.89 81.58 0.38 %
Health Care 20 64.19 50.15 28.00 %
Wellness 196 64.70 68.45 -5.48 %
Financial 78 84.52 81.09 4.23 %
EducationEducation 35 69.58 71.18 17.45 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
147 70.78 71.18 -.56 %
Employment 119 51.15 51.56 -.80 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
51 65.52 57.14 14.67 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
5 79.75 51.89 53.69 %
(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 145 48.69 49.09
Crime Rate 71 49.99 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 115 81.21 80.67
Unemployment Rate 8 79.93 46.80
Income Distribution 229 79.17 84.25
Weather 278 44.74 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 56 37.94 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 19 53.39 33.5
Number of hospital beds 24 50.02 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 275 20.00 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 8 68.93 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 142 22.98 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 23 43.89 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 29 60.00 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 41 18.04 13.35
Number of nurses 58 30.41 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 203 1.37 2.35
ER Wait Times 98 26.31 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 162 43.39 46.33
Smoking rate 101 12.44 13.69
Diabetes rate 44 51.27 41.83
Binge drinking 258 11.63 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 267 45.03 74.78
Caregivers 76 42.72 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 86 78.79 76.89
Depression 203 44.08 49.3
Physical activity 115 38.68 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 156 39.54 42.27
Fast-food outlets 117 35.45 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 64 23.42 17.69
Air quality 101 62.76 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 65 63.69 53.83
Total bank deposits 24 1.43 1.37
Tax burden 235 55.20 70.55
Dependency ratio 34 71.10 61.29
Small business growth 33 86.42 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 58 34.19 29.07
Capital gains 110 30.03 31.31
Income growth 32 64.42 60.52
Reverse mortgages 56 40.02 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 193 39.20 46.02
Median rental price 134 71.74 70.18
Households with older adults 242 31.51 39.04
Nursing beds 30 76.56 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 218 53.55 70.35
Home health-care service providers 117 12.51 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 38 25.60 14.8
Cost of assisted living 95 76.30 71.61
Nursing-home rating 80 30.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 281 73.20 82.84
Cost of adult day services 180 46.10 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 78 61.05 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 125 25.05 31.34
Employment growth 79 46.22 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 113 7.25 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 3 98.71 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 137 2.60 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 190 34.31 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 50 27.88 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 127 44.22 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 82 49.38 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 214 24.59 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 11 51.03 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 6 81.53 63.01
Number of public libraries 178 17.65 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 1 100.00 12.40
Funding for older adults 10 50.73 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 105 89.02 85.93
College enrollment 29 45.66 26.46