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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Lansing-East Lansing, MI
#108
OVERALL RANKING

Lansing-East Lansing, MI


SCORE: 67.37

#105
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 67.53
 
#124
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 67.24
 
Percent of Population 65+:  12.61%
Population 65+:  58,787
Total Population:  466,032

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 73 84.21 81.58 3.22 %
Health Care 160 47.12 50.15 -6.04 %
Wellness 179 65.45 68.45 -4.38 %
Financial 52 86.24 81.09 6.35 %
EducationEducation 27 71.25 71.18 20.27 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
159 69.61 71.18 -2.21 %
Employment 217 43.38 51.56 -15.87 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
69 62.81 57.14 9.92 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
148 49.96 51.89 -3.72 %
(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 49 61.01 49.09
Crime Rate 73 49.48 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 163 79.70 80.67
Unemployment Rate 68 55.42 46.80
Income Distribution 110 84.44 84.25
Weather 241 51.04 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 80 34.21 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 67 39.22 33.5
Number of hospital beds 194 21.10 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 191 66.67 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 50 15.67 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 162 14.73 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 169 19.64 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 106 18.76 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 227 6.89 13.35
Number of nurses 154 22.08 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 72 2.45 2.35
ER Wait Times 199 17.53 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 189 42.40 46.33
Smoking rate 55 16.41 13.69
Diabetes rate 129 41.17 41.83
Binge drinking 244 12.13 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 168 74.23 74.78
Caregivers 93 40.60 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 137 76.52 76.89
Depression 259 40.07 49.3
Physical activity 86 41.74 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 217 32.33 42.27
Fast-food outlets 166 32.86 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 138 14.70 17.69
Air quality 200 54.33 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 189 48.24 53.83
Total bank deposits 223 0.67 1.37
Tax burden 117 75.53 70.55
Dependency ratio 37 70.43 61.29
Small business growth 152 80.48 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 55 34.61 29.07
Capital gains 224 21.59 31.31
Income growth 148 59.43 60.52
Reverse mortgages 31 46.66 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 42 60.18 46.02
Median rental price 146 70.37 70.18
Households with older adults 223 33.09 39.04
Nursing beds 186 40.43 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 205 56.22 70.35
Home health-care service providers 58 19.43 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 82 17.28 14.8
Cost of assisted living 82 77.69 71.61
Nursing-home rating 224 6.25 22.29
Older adults in family homes 169 81.41 82.84
Cost of adult day services 207 43.75 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 215 47.87 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 153 22.17 31.34
Employment growth 134 44.28 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 143 5.54 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 104 73.56 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 16 15.76 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 255 23.69 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 51 27.71 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 141 42.67 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 51 54.81 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 204 25.48 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 150 15.07 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 133 53.36 63.01
Number of public libraries 76 29.03 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 165 57.13 12.40
Funding for older adults 110 28.89 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 94 89.43 85.93
College enrollment 27 48.86 26.46