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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Janesville-Beloit, WI
#198
OVERALL RANKING

Janesville-Beloit, WI


SCORE: 64.35

#201
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 64.35
 
#192
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 64.75
 
Percent of Population 65+:  14.38%
Population 65+:  23,054
Total Population:  160,311

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 162 80.49 81.58 -1.34 %
Health Care 131 49.70 50.15 -.90 %
Wellness 239 62.46 68.45 -8.75 %
Financial 162 80.01 81.09 -1.33 %
EducationEducation 98 59.98 71.18 1.25 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
156 69.89 71.18 -1.81 %
Employment 203 44.41 51.56 -13.87 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
165 53.94 57.14 -5.60 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
132 50.86 51.89 -1.98 %
(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 69 58.00 49.09
Crime Rate 113 43.72 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 73 82.68 80.67
Unemployment Rate 133 44.93 46.80
Income Distribution 22 90.48 84.25
Weather 257 49.60 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 66 36.99 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 177 28.31 33.5
Number of hospital beds 233 15.47 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 233 50.00 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 59 38.13 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 22 50.84 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 2 76.26 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 140 0.00 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 177 0.00 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 25 25.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 205 8.03 13.35
Number of nurses 175 20.48 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 156 1.72 2.35
ER Wait Times 10 46.56 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 270 36.93 46.33
Smoking rate 187 9.93 13.69
Diabetes rate 139 40.75 41.83
Binge drinking 189 14.82 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 231 62.48 74.78
Caregivers 197 31.52 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 164 75.35 76.89
Depression 135 48.54 49.3
Physical activity 106 39.73 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 144 41.60 42.27
Fast-food outlets 92 36.73 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 36 28.09 17.69
Air quality 237 51.40 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 226 42.09 53.83
Total bank deposits 212 0.71 1.37
Tax burden 222 57.92 70.55
Dependency ratio 164 58.71 61.29
Small business growth 150 80.54 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 71 33.33 29.07
Capital gains 149 26.12 31.31
Income growth 103 60.65 60.52
Reverse mortgages 37 45.09 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 85 53.34 46.02
Median rental price 132 71.84 70.18
Households with older adults 172 36.98 39.04
Nursing beds 162 44.23 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 195 56.68 70.35
Home health-care service providers 118 12.49 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 35 26.88 14.8
Cost of assisted living 227 63.44 71.61
Nursing-home rating 139 20.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 219 79.65 82.84
Cost of adult day services 104 53.85 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 117 56.39 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 207 16.17 31.34
Employment growth 146 43.88 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 177 4.28 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 153 70.18 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 142 2.49 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 160 36.37 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 169 13.52 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 159 40.97 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 130 45.15 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 152 28.43 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 212 11.56 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 26 72.40 63.01
Number of public libraries 184 17.19 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 189 50.62 12.40
Funding for older adults 130 28.75 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 26 94.20 85.93
College enrollment 200 18.00 26.46