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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN
#79
OVERALL RANKING

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN


SCORE: 69.96

#81
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 69.75
 
#72
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 69.70
 
Percent of Population 65+:  13.60%
Population 65+:  170,249
Total Population:  1,251,538

Indicator Rank Score Average
AvgScore
Percent
+/-
% +/-
General Livability 84 83.34 87.83 -5.11 %
Health Care 29 67.41 62.09 8.57 %
Wellness 100 62.97 72.07 -12.63 %
Financial Security 66 86.38 88.25 -2.12 %
Education 68 58.38 61.67 -5.33 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
73 39.67 46.42 -14.54 %
Employment 59 61.12 63.96 -4.44 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
30 74.01 69.42 6.61 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
54 72.76 73.23 -.64 %
(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 28 53.68 46.41
Crime rate 70 43.23 52.77
Internet access 71 79.24 83.51
Employment growth 40 87.58 86.82
Unemployment rate 33 66.74 64.06
Income distribution 55 85.11 86.33
Weather 58 58.51 65.13
Fatal car crashes 78 35.45 51.71

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare enrollment 95 84.84 62.02
Primary-care physicians 71 52.14 57.60
Nurse practitioners and physicians' assistants 35 49.64 45.49
Number of nurses 19 46.37 38.33
Number of hospital beds 21 44.05 37.22
Long-term hospitals 22 36.27 22.49
Hospitals with geriatric services 6 70.24 37.70
Hospitals with rehabilitation services 45 40.94 43.27
Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 60 0.00 11.62
Hospitals with hospice services 85 0.00 31.78
Orthopedic surgeons 18 38.54 31.70
Dialysis centers 12 66.65 40.28
Medical and diagnostic centers 58 44.85 48.95
Physical therapists 15 73.50 56.09
Expenses per inpatient day 19 71.77 62.02
Joint Commission accreditation 94 60.71 83.71
Medical school affiliation 10 77.27 45.76
Magnet hospitals 60 8.57 14.40
ER wait times 96 23.16 40.01
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 88 60.36 70.79
Smoking rate 100 15.45 30.34
Diabetes rate 88 38.70 48.54
Alzheimer's cases 94 63.08 81.26
Caregivers 5 56.86 39.21
Life expectancy at 65 93 78.78 84.59
Depression 72 38.20 43.31
Physical activity 90 51.92 65.43
Fitness and recreational sports centers 78 36.85 46.08
Fast-food outlets 68 56.74 61.73
Falls with injury 84 31.48 38.43
Binge drinking 47 40.13 40.64
Air quality 78 58.26 67.44

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 40 49.53 47.44
Total bank deposits 69 4.43 7.24
Tax burden 24 81.57 68.14
Dependency ratio 57 84.11 84.57
Growth of small businesses 54 85.53 86.25
Older adults below poverty line 51 57.34 58.57
Capital gains 91 27.99 49.15
Income growth 55 82.87 84.11
Reverse mortgages 33 19.67 15.80
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 31 51.91 44.17
Median rental price 11 84.48 69.47
Households with older adults 49 54.39 55.52
Nursing beds 19 82.38 60.28
Cost of semi-private nursing room 40 66.81 64.62
Home health-care service providers 85 7.86 15.21
Continuing-care facilities 71 15.97 23.14
Cost of assisted living 42 84.06 80.63
Nursing-home rating 37 41.59 36.99
Older adults in family homes 72 81.35 84.60
Cost of adult day services 63 50.09 55.79

Employment Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 72.79
65+ unemployment rate 30.13
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 85.90
Output of service sector/manufacturing 22.62
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Walk score 80 37.42 50.90
Commute times 42 81.43 78.27
Commuters who walk to work 62 27.91 38.41
Number of passenger trips 51 5.46 9.79
Public transport fare 58 11.11 16.65
Investment in public/senior transportation 27 75.95 67.65
Grocery stores 65 29.98 33.58
Special needs transportation 60 22.57 29.60

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 38 47.91 47.47
Arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 17 39.36 30.60
Senior volunteer rates 77 44.11 53.28
Number of public libraries 51 41.44 44.65
Number of civic and religious organizations 38 69.42 60.15
Funding for older adults 45 75.66 75.84
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 69 88.39 38.00
College enrollment 88 47.62 58.16
Number of community colleges 40 21.26 20.92
Number of universities 48 39.22 38.93