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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Kokomo, IN
#141
OVERALL RANKING

Kokomo, IN


SCORE: 66.09

#141
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 66.19
 
#149
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 66.34
 
Percent of Population 65+:  17.30%
Population 65+:  14,342
Total Population:  82,891

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 77 83.95 81.58 2.91 %
Health Care 189 44.42 50.15 -11.43 %
Wellness 275 59.53 68.45 -13.03 %
Financial 20 89.72 81.09 10.64 %
EducationEducation 160 56.81 71.18 -4.10 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
60 79.16 71.18 11.21 %
Employment 221 42.97 51.56 -16.66 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
206 51.67 57.14 -9.57 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
51 57.09 51.89 10.02 %
(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 18 69.68 49.09
Crime Rate 148 39.65 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 34 85.12 80.67
Unemployment Rate 114 47.47 46.80
Income Distribution 42 88.37 84.25
Weather 197 54.14 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 156 24.66 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 209 25.51 33.5
Number of hospital beds 129 28.32 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 203 0.00 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 40 41.93 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 29 40.05 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 177 0.00 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 235 6.65 13.35
Number of nurses 151 22.22 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 64 2.54 2.35
ER Wait Times 165 19.89 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 186 42.56 46.33
Smoking rate 231 8.51 13.69
Diabetes rate 246 30.97 41.83
Binge drinking 190 14.81 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 169 74.06 74.78
Caregivers 179 32.39 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 240 71.58 76.89
Depression 132 48.75 49.3
Physical activity 233 31.07 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 214 32.45 42.27
Fast-food outlets 277 25.43 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 108 17.30 17.69
Air quality 266 48.67 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 140 54.73 53.83
Total bank deposits 216 0.70 1.37
Tax burden 101 76.49 70.55
Dependency ratio 245 54.12 61.29
Small business growth 247 76.10 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 64 33.86 29.07
Capital gains 266 18.55 31.31
Income growth 157 59.29 60.52
Reverse mortgages 4 73.63 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 15 70.63 46.02
Median rental price 56 80.20 70.18
Households with older adults 76 41.87 39.04
Nursing beds 57 68.73 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 130 65.12 70.35
Home health-care service providers 84 15.61 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 188 8.73 14.8
Cost of assisted living 170 68.37 71.61
Nursing-home rating 89 28.57 22.29
Older adults in family homes 213 79.83 82.84
Cost of adult day services 207 43.75 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 100 58.93 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 219 14.87 31.34
Employment growth 232 40.93 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 278 0.93 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 87 75.74 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 102 3.36 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 95 39.80 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 233 9.00 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 250 30.07 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 120 45.68 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 50 34.12 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 108 17.52 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 127 54.24 63.01
Number of public libraries 79 28.45 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 25 82.88 12.40
Funding for older adults 115 28.88 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 91 89.53 85.93
College enrollment 216 16.66 26.46