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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Jackson, MI
#213
OVERALL RANKING

Jackson, MI


SCORE: 63.79

#206
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 64.20
 
#219
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 63.85
 
Percent of Population 65+:  15.05%
Population 65+:  24,118
Total Population:  160,251

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 132 81.52 81.58 -.07 %
Health Care 221 42.11 50.15 -16.03 %
Wellness 188 65.10 68.45 -4.89 %
Financial 189 78.31 81.09 -3.43 %
EducationEducation 117 58.72 71.18 -.88 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
142 70.90 71.18 -.39 %
Employment 88 54.41 51.56 5.53 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
170 53.76 57.14 -5.92 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
197 47.31 51.89 -8.83 %
(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 29 64.75 49.09
Crime Rate 95 46.80 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 167 79.54 80.67
Unemployment Rate 123 46.35 46.80
Income Distribution 71 86.36 84.25
Weather 234 51.51 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 122 28.00 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 240 22.27 33.5
Number of hospital beds 165 24.48 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 142 18.33 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 241 12.22 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 91 23.34 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 90 33.33 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 232 6.73 13.35
Number of nurses 51 30.95 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 218 1.28 2.35
ER Wait Times 247 13.83 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 245 39.56 46.33
Smoking rate 110 12.20 13.69
Diabetes rate 191 35.84 41.83
Binge drinking 229 13.01 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 149 76.05 74.78
Caregivers 157 34.82 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 210 73.39 76.89
Depression 195 44.54 49.3
Physical activity 118 38.16 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 159 39.22 42.27
Fast-food outlets 17 44.48 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 26 31.36 17.69
Air quality 205 53.40 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 198 46.36 53.83
Total bank deposits 260 0.54 1.37
Tax burden 117 75.53 70.55
Dependency ratio 124 60.52 61.29
Small business growth 248 76.06 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 58 34.19 29.07
Capital gains 224 21.59 31.31
Income growth 131 59.82 60.52
Reverse mortgages 155 23.53 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 19 67.78 46.02
Median rental price 68 78.38 70.18
Households with older adults 103 40.00 39.04
Nursing beds 209 37.75 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 205 56.22 70.35
Home health-care service providers 154 10.92 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 143 11.29 14.8
Cost of assisted living 82 77.69 71.61
Nursing-home rating 229 0.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 186 80.87 82.84
Cost of adult day services 207 43.75 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 238 44.57 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 31 61.54 31.34
Employment growth 102 45.36 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 255 2.23 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 219 64.56 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 170 2.04 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 119 38.59 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 167 13.56 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 252 29.94 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 34 59.26 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 109 30.09 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 201 12.13 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 137 52.95 63.01
Number of public libraries 67 30.57 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 230 40.86 12.40
Funding for older adults 110 28.89 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 100 89.12 85.93
College enrollment 138 21.41 26.46