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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Grand Island, NE
#98
OVERALL RANKING

Grand Island, NE


SCORE: 67.69

#88
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 68.05
 
#114
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 67.64
 
Percent of Population 65+:  15.43%
Population 65+:  13,080
Total Population:  84,750

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 166 80.42 81.58 -1.42 %
Health Care 148 48.16 50.15 -3.97 %
Wellness 192 64.92 68.45 -5.16 %
Financial 141 80.91 81.09 -.22 %
EducationEducation 227 53.32 71.18 -9.99 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
49 80.08 71.18 12.50 %
Employment 35 63.92 51.56 23.97 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
119 56.70 57.14 -.77 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
18 67.96 51.89 30.97 %
(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 76 57.20 49.09
Crime Rate 184 35.40 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 209 77.80 80.67
Unemployment Rate 32 63.34 46.80
Income Distribution 110 84.44 84.25
Weather 200 53.81 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 197 21.06 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 202 26.04 33.5
Number of hospital beds 89 32.77 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 272 25.00 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 203 0.00 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 27 47.25 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 19 45.13 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 128 25.00 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 148 11.19 13.35
Number of nurses 126 23.64 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 43 2.85 2.35
ER Wait Times 39 37.43 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 192 42.16 46.33
Smoking rate 138 11.15 13.69
Diabetes rate 62 48.45 41.83
Binge drinking 195 14.66 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 261 51.99 74.78
Caregivers 138 36.56 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 98 78.36 76.89
Depression 151 47.57 49.3
Physical activity 176 34.64 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 101 47.49 42.27
Fast-food outlets 145 34.02 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 28 30.94 17.69
Air quality 88 63.95 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 45 66.38 53.83
Total bank deposits 16 1.59 1.37
Tax burden 179 65.33 70.55
Dependency ratio 260 51.30 61.29
Small business growth 203 78.70 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 264 17.76 29.07
Capital gains 111 29.38 31.31
Income growth 101 60.70 60.52
Reverse mortgages 46 42.72 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 113 49.53 46.02
Median rental price 23 84.90 70.18
Households with older adults 153 37.84 39.04
Nursing beds 16 82.45 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 97 71.07 70.35
Home health-care service providers 190 8.59 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 75 17.99 14.8
Cost of assisted living 166 69.60 71.61
Nursing-home rating 102 25.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 240 78.53 82.84
Cost of adult day services 55 62.50 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 7 92.13 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 81 33.16 31.34
Employment growth 223 41.72 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 257 2.19 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 44 81.38 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 276 0.22 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 252 24.48 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 166 13.58 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 112 45.91 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 99 48.15 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 138 29.09 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 36 27.43 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 16 74.78 63.01
Number of public libraries 31 41.07 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 41 78.39 12.40
Funding for older adults 24 31.82 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 100 89.12 85.93
College enrollment 277 9.42 26.46