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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN
#44
OVERALL RANKING

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN


SCORE: 72.49

#50
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 72.09
 
#36
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 71.95
 
Percent of Population 65+:  11.73%
Population 65+:  226,201
Total Population:  1,929,207

Indicator Rank Score Average
AvgScore
Percent
+/-
% +/-
General Livability 59 86.37 87.83 -1.66 %
Health Care 9 74.14 62.09 19.41 %
Wellness 80 66.16 72.07 -8.20 %
Financial Security 47 88.81 88.25 0.63 %
Education 31 63.76 61.67 3.39 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
88 35.45 46.42 -23.63 %
Employment 66 59.65 63.96 -6.74 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
34 72.54 69.42 4.49 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
25 78.60 73.23 7.33 %
(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 64.39 46.41
Crime rate 82 40.95 52.77
Internet access 54 82.52 83.51
Employment growth 34 88.18 86.82
Unemployment rate 24 70.16 64.06
Income distribution 32 86.96 86.33
Weather 71 55.02 65.13
Fatal car crashes 57 43.59 51.71

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare enrollment 60 89.85 62.02
Primary-care physicians 16 69.71 57.60
Nurse practitioners and physicians' assistants 31 50.59 45.49
Number of nurses 8 52.01 38.33
Number of hospital beds 15 46.59 37.22
Long-term hospitals 15 40.27 22.49
Hospitals with geriatric services 27 47.65 37.70
Hospitals with rehabilitation services 22 54.54 43.27
Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 21 21.72 11.62
Hospitals with hospice services 9 70.00 31.78
Orthopedic surgeons 12 41.93 31.70
Dialysis centers 33 45.43 40.28
Medical and diagnostic centers 29 56.63 48.95
Physical therapists 11 76.51 56.09
Expenses per inpatient day 51 60.33 62.02
Joint Commission accreditation 89 66.67 83.71
Medical school affiliation 41 49.49 45.76
Magnet hospitals 26 20.00 14.40
ER wait times 24 48.77 40.01
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 73 63.15 70.79
Smoking rate 83 21.43 30.34
Diabetes rate 60 44.90 48.54
Alzheimer's cases 78 74.39 81.26
Caregivers 28 45.59 39.21
Life expectancy at 65 85 79.79 84.59
Depression 85 36.47 43.31
Physical activity 77 57.21 65.43
Fitness and recreational sports centers 54 44.35 46.08
Fast-food outlets 72 55.75 61.73
Falls with injury 19 42.57 38.43
Binge drinking 44 40.34 40.64
Air quality 89 54.70 67.44

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 49 48.55 47.44
Total bank deposits 56 5.10 7.24
Tax burden 33 76.49 68.14
Dependency ratio 53 84.25 84.57
Growth of small businesses 56 85.51 86.25
Older adults below poverty line 5 82.09 58.57
Capital gains 99 26.27 49.15
Income growth 36 84.66 84.11
Reverse mortgages 24 23.68 15.80
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 11 60.17 44.17
Median rental price 32 76.53 69.47
Households with older adults 81 47.81 55.52
Nursing beds 1 100.00 60.28
Cost of semi-private nursing room 47 65.12 64.62
Home health-care service providers 35 14.93 15.21
Continuing-care facilities 89 12.51 23.14
Cost of assisted living 56 77.99 80.63
Nursing-home rating 58 31.00 36.99
Older adults in family homes 65 82.59 84.60
Cost of adult day services 82 43.75 55.79

Employment Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 72.79
65+ unemployment rate 30.13
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 85.90
Output of service sector/manufacturing 22.62
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Walk score 90 31.68 50.90
Commute times 49 78.46 78.27
Commuters who walk to work 82 22.40 38.41
Number of passenger trips 72 2.81 9.79
Public transport fare 63 10.53 16.65
Investment in public/senior transportation 38 70.63 67.65
Grocery stores 69 28.57 33.58
Special needs transportation 72 20.65 29.60

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 73 41.26 47.47
Arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 13 40.65 30.60
Senior volunteer rates 44 54.04 53.28
Number of public libraries 41 47.65 44.65
Number of civic and religious organizations 10 88.42 60.15
Funding for older adults 40 76.09 75.84
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 28 92.69 38.00
College enrollment 95 45.83 58.16
Number of community colleges 5 41.12 20.92
Number of universities 70 30.34 38.93