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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Kalamazoo-Portage, MI
#104
OVERALL RANKING

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI


SCORE: 67.55

#110
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 67.42
 
#103
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 68.09
 
Percent of Population 65+:  13.30%
Population 65+:  43,902
Total Population:  330,177

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 127 81.69 81.58 0.13 %
Health Care 59 57.82 50.15 15.29 %
Wellness 147 67.26 68.45 -1.74 %
Financial 147 80.68 81.09 -.51 %
EducationEducation 40 66.70 71.18 12.59 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
141 71.00 71.18 -.25 %
Employment 167 47.02 51.56 -8.81 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
129 56.33 57.14 -1.42 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
122 51.62 51.89 -.52 %
(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 84 56.36 49.09
Crime Rate 144 40.23 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 154 79.94 80.67
Unemployment Rate 83 52.22 46.80
Income Distribution 110 84.44 84.25
Weather 227 52.11 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 52 39.85 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 55 41.73 33.5
Number of hospital beds 124 29.29 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 37 21.12 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 54 39.70 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 107 26.47 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 28 19.85 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 140 0.00 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 90 33.33 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 43 16.67 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 17 26.90 13.35
Number of nurses 64 29.27 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 108 2.15 2.35
ER Wait Times 121 24.32 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 163 43.33 46.33
Smoking rate 215 9.25 13.69
Diabetes rate 70 47.14 41.83
Binge drinking 209 14.21 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 160 75.00 74.78
Caregivers 113 38.97 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 127 76.97 76.89
Depression 249 41.23 49.3
Physical activity 69 43.54 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 121 44.17 42.27
Fast-food outlets 170 32.70 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 67 22.84 17.69
Air quality 220 52.49 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 160 51.80 53.83
Total bank deposits 248 0.59 1.37
Tax burden 117 75.53 70.55
Dependency ratio 67 64.71 61.29
Small business growth 187 79.23 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 97 31.21 29.07
Capital gains 224 21.59 31.31
Income growth 111 60.48 60.52
Reverse mortgages 135 26.94 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 103 51.44 46.02
Median rental price 77 77.50 70.18
Households with older adults 204 34.68 39.04
Nursing beds 202 38.88 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 205 56.22 70.35
Home health-care service providers 59 19.25 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 89 15.58 14.8
Cost of assisted living 82 77.69 71.61
Nursing-home rating 98 26.67 22.29
Older adults in family homes 191 80.72 82.84
Cost of adult day services 207 43.75 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 182 50.62 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 84 32.69 31.34
Employment growth 206 42.26 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 178 4.26 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 87 75.74 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 54 5.86 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 257 23.25 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 187 12.27 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 70 52.12 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 169 41.24 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 184 26.51 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 137 15.63 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 136 53.04 63.01
Number of public libraries 56 31.63 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 143 61.44 12.40
Funding for older adults 115 28.88 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 68 90.88 85.93
College enrollment 44 36.98 26.46