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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Lima, OH
#43
OVERALL RANKING

Lima, OH


SCORE: 70.76

#54
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 70.03
 
#18
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 72.60
 
Percent of Population 65+:  15.29%
Population 65+:  16,102
Total Population:  105,329

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 152 80.67 81.58 -1.12 %
Health Care 13 67.79 50.15 35.17 %
Wellness 259 61.53 68.45 -10.11 %
Financial 9 94.00 81.09 15.92 %
EducationEducation 114 58.97 71.18 -.46 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
28 84.78 71.18 19.11 %
Employment 270 35.68 51.56 -30.80 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
115 57.17 57.14 0.05 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
68 54.97 51.89 5.94 %
(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 37 63.58 49.09
Crime Rate 211 32.49 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 222 77.39 80.67
Unemployment Rate 105 48.76 46.80
Income Distribution 71 86.36 84.25
Weather 201 53.77 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 76 34.80 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 124 33.31 33.5
Number of hospital beds 12 57.57 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 6 58.58 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 89 27.53 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 17 55.06 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 5 70.12 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 30 21.83 13.35
Number of nurses 18 40.72 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 199 1.40 2.35
ER Wait Times 16 43.39 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 261 38.46 46.33
Smoking rate 243 7.82 13.69
Diabetes rate 240 31.79 41.83
Binge drinking 71 23.28 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 127 78.20 74.78
Caregivers 152 35.33 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 223 72.51 76.89
Depression 188 45.00 49.3
Physical activity 267 28.16 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 128 42.57 42.27
Fast-food outlets 278 25.13 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 38 27.23 17.69
Air quality 268 48.25 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 127 55.88 53.83
Total bank deposits 126 0.91 1.37
Tax burden 155 69.88 70.55
Dependency ratio 187 57.81 61.29
Small business growth 216 78.13 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 157 26.32 29.07
Capital gains 247 19.68 31.31
Income growth 231 57.42 60.52
Reverse mortgages 2 99.54 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 30 63.51 46.02
Median rental price 10 90.03 70.18
Households with older adults 90 40.43 39.04
Nursing beds 10 86.00 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 122 66.67 70.35
Home health-care service providers 25 26.91 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 178 9.38 14.8
Cost of assisted living 213 64.91 71.61
Nursing-home rating 139 20.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 200 80.41 82.84
Cost of adult day services 46 63.64 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 269 35.89 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 121 25.71 31.34
Employment growth 274 35.61 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 249 2.33 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 51 80.53 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 153 2.33 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 82 42.07 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 210 10.51 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 219 33.63 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 53 54.32 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 113 30.00 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 143 15.39 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 88 57.85 63.01
Number of public libraries 109 24.92 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 50 76.81 12.40
Funding for older adults 80 29.67 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 149 86.53 85.93
College enrollment 93 25.14 26.46