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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Lincoln, NE
#35
OVERALL RANKING
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Lincoln, NE


SCORE: 71.30

#34
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 71.62
 
#44
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 70.95
 
Percent of Population 65+:  11.64%
Population 65+:  36,114
Total Population:  310,365

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 53 85.43 81.58 4.72 %
Health Care 80 55.16 50.15 9.99 %
Wellness 114 68.94 68.45 0.72 %
Financial 45 86.90 81.09 7.16 %
EducationEducation 30 70.40 71.18 18.84 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
126 72.86 71.18 2.36 %
Employment 36 63.68 51.56 23.51 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
62 64.07 57.14 12.13 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
55 56.57 51.89 9.02 %
(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 123 51.17 49.09
Crime Rate 181 35.71 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 100 81.84 80.67
Unemployment Rate 3 91.80 46.80
Income Distribution 71 86.36 84.25
Weather 213 52.90 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 121 28.05 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 77 38.10 33.5
Number of hospital beds 40 44.45 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 261 37.50 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 30 25.28 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 61 35.65 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 130 23.77 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 116 15.13 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 165 12.50 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 58 12.50 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 60 15.98 13.35
Number of nurses 35 34.56 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 31 3.22 2.35
ER Wait Times 181 18.72 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 43 52.48 46.33
Smoking rate 132 11.41 13.69
Diabetes rate 33 54.87 41.83
Binge drinking 260 11.50 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 262 49.91 74.78
Caregivers 66 45.08 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 74 79.34 76.89
Depression 110 50.51 49.3
Physical activity 31 49.81 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 29 60.12 42.27
Fast-food outlets 269 26.03 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 162 12.67 17.69
Air quality 160 56.83 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 38 68.07 53.83
Total bank deposits 33 1.33 1.37
Tax burden 179 65.33 70.55
Dependency ratio 42 67.75 61.29
Small business growth 25 87.10 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 11 52.24 29.07
Capital gains 111 29.38 31.31
Income growth 61 62.30 60.52
Reverse mortgages 110 31.27 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 166 42.33 46.02
Median rental price 118 73.37 70.18
Households with older adults 257 29.78 39.04
Nursing beds 102 55.34 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 97 71.07 70.35
Home health-care service providers 178 9.12 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 69 19.24 14.8
Cost of assisted living 166 69.60 71.61
Nursing-home rating 87 29.41 22.29
Older adults in family homes 179 81.16 82.84
Cost of adult day services 55 62.50 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 33 72.32 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 40 50.19 31.34
Employment growth 137 44.18 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 117 6.99 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 47 80.95 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 61 5.42 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 237 28.02 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 96 21.20 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 56 54.29 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 67 51.85 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 236 23.23 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 102 18.35 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 15 75.45 63.01
Number of public libraries 174 18.05 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 120 65.87 12.40
Funding for older adults 23 31.87 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 20 94.72 85.93
College enrollment 38 40.50 26.46