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Best Cities for Successful Aging | La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN
#23
OVERALL RANKING

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN


SCORE: 72.33

#25
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 72.26
 
#23
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 72.38
 
Percent of Population 65+:  14.64%
Population 65+:  19,766
Total Population:  135,019

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 59 84.81 81.58 3.96 %
Health Care 11 71.74 50.15 43.05 %
Wellness 151 66.99 68.45 -2.13 %
Financial 153 80.38 81.09 -.88 %
EducationEducation 42 66.28 71.18 11.88 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
177 68.05 71.18 -4.40 %
Employment 22 70.79 51.56 37.30 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
73 62.18 57.14 8.82 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
27 64.30 51.89 23.92 %
(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 111 52.98 49.09
Crime Rate 33 62.03 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 171 79.44 80.67
Unemployment Rate 42 60.57 46.80
Income Distribution 22 90.48 84.25
Weather 270 47.44 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 21 50.91 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 14 56.78 33.5
Number of hospital beds 164 24.51 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 38 44.59 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 89 29.73 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 10 44.59 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 62 28.39 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 1 100.00 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 40 18.70 13.35
Number of nurses 5 70.84 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 14 3.98 2.35
ER Wait Times 17 42.42 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 90 47.69 46.33
Smoking rate 189 9.88 13.69
Diabetes rate 61 48.84 41.83
Binge drinking 278 8.73 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 228 62.88 74.78
Caregivers 203 31.18 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 75 79.33 76.89
Depression 185 45.12 49.3
Physical activity 80 42.45 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 63 52.38 42.27
Fast-food outlets 61 38.98 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 46 26.18 17.69
Air quality 141 58.42 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 39 68.05 53.83
Total bank deposits 100 0.99 1.37
Tax burden 231 57.17 70.55
Dependency ratio 45 67.51 61.29
Small business growth 132 81.08 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 34 37.92 29.07
Capital gains 145 26.48 31.31
Income growth 143 59.54 60.52
Reverse mortgages 106 31.88 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 142 44.97 46.02
Median rental price 128 72.40 70.18
Households with older adults 199 35.25 39.04
Nursing beds 66 63.63 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 178 57.19 70.35
Home health-care service providers 179 9.09 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 47 23.62 14.8
Cost of assisted living 220 64.58 71.61
Nursing-home rating 229 0.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 224 79.50 82.84
Cost of adult day services 142 52.41 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 192 49.90 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 1 100.00 31.34
Employment growth 157 43.59 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 115 7.13 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 26 84.53 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 60 5.43 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 188 34.52 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 26 34.69 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 233 32.29 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 50 55.13 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 140 29.03 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 40 26.79 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 17 73.85 63.01
Number of public libraries 40 37.17 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 91 70.72 12.40
Funding for older adults 137 28.69 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 79 90.36 85.93
College enrollment 45 36.67 26.46