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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Kankakee, IL
#89
OVERALL RANKING

Kankakee, IL


SCORE: 67.93

#86
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 68.15
 
#90
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 68.60
 
Percent of Population 65+:  14.11%
Population 65+:  15,918
Total Population:  112,847

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 233 77.37 81.58 -5.16 %
Health Care 46 58.60 50.15 16.85 %
Wellness 132 67.88 68.45 -.83 %
Financial 197 77.81 81.09 -4.04 %
EducationEducation 150 57.30 71.18 -3.27 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
128 72.37 71.18 1.67 %
Employment 24 70.13 51.56 36.02 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
54 65.22 57.14 14.14 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
175 48.60 51.89 -6.34 %
(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 91 55.30 49.09
Crime Rate 136 40.90 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 175 79.24 80.67
Unemployment Rate 232 34.61 46.80
Income Distribution 8 92.68 84.25
Weather 211 53.07 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 166 23.74 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 256 19.51 33.5
Number of hospital beds 79 34.66 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 21 55.11 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 59 36.74 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 7 55.11 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 140 0.00 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 39 50.00 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 2 50.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 173 10.19 13.35
Number of nurses 49 31.06 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 98 2.23 2.35
ER Wait Times 122 24.01 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 124 45.85 46.33
Smoking rate 195 9.78 13.69
Diabetes rate 75 46.31 41.83
Binge drinking 34 30.22 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 108 80.04 74.78
Caregivers 189 32.10 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 194 74.10 76.89
Depression 79 52.51 49.3
Physical activity 97 40.47 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 149 40.12 42.27
Fast-food outlets 140 34.29 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 51 25.66 17.69
Air quality 257 49.11 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 151 52.66 53.83
Total bank deposits 119 0.92 1.37
Tax burden 242 52.38 70.55
Dependency ratio 154 58.90 61.29
Small business growth 215 78.14 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 220 21.65 29.07
Capital gains 84 37.83 31.31
Income growth 269 55.76 60.52
Reverse mortgages 45 43.31 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 69 55.15 46.02
Median rental price 200 64.82 70.18
Households with older adults 172 36.98 39.04
Nursing beds 118 51.96 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 49 78.65 70.35
Home health-care service providers 179 9.09 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 177 9.42 14.8
Cost of assisted living 238 62.35 71.61
Nursing-home rating 56 33.33 22.29
Older adults in family homes 242 78.44 82.84
Cost of adult day services 148 51.47 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 186 50.41 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 1 100.00 31.34
Employment growth 101 45.42 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 227 3.01 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 213 65.11 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 63 5.07 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 174 34.97 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 109 19.07 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 40 57.38 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 26 61.73 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 157 28.15 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 221 10.73 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 147 52.57 63.01
Number of public libraries 78 28.50 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 181 52.74 12.40
Funding for older adults 58 30.86 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 168 85.60 85.93
College enrollment 125 22.57 26.46