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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Mankato-North Mankato, MN
#57
OVERALL RANKING

Mankato-North Mankato, MN


SCORE: 69.42

#61
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 69.34
 
#74
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 69.04
 
Percent of Population 65+:  13.24%
Population 65+:  13,070
Total Population:  98,750

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 71 84.23 81.58 3.25 %
Health Care 66 57.02 50.15 13.70 %
Wellness 131 68.06 68.45 -.57 %
Financial 134 81.28 81.09 0.23 %
EducationEducation 20 74.33 71.18 25.47 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
152 70.19 71.18 -1.39 %
Employment 200 44.52 51.56 -13.65 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
127 56.45 57.14 -1.21 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
19 67.22 51.89 29.54 %
(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 136 49.98 49.09
Crime Rate 68 50.62 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 111 81.36 80.67
Unemployment Rate 7 84.23 46.80
Income Distribution 110 84.44 84.25
Weather 269 47.48 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 91 32.72 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 28 49.00 33.5
Number of hospital beds 208 18.93 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 191 66.67 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 203 0.00 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 135 23.59 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 20 45.07 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 34 20.32 13.35
Number of nurses 15 43.75 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 45 2.79 2.35
ER Wait Times 17 42.42 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 209 41.49 46.33
Smoking rate 211 9.38 13.69
Diabetes rate 20 57.39 41.83
Binge drinking 272 9.70 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 216 67.97 74.78
Caregivers 139 36.24 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 57 80.74 76.89
Depression 256 40.32 49.3
Physical activity 33 49.62 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 80 49.82 42.27
Fast-food outlets 175 32.48 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 94 19.31 17.69
Air quality 197 54.46 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 165 51.40 53.83
Total bank deposits 58 1.15 1.37
Tax burden 238 52.89 70.55
Dependency ratio 29 73.77 61.29
Small business growth 154 80.43 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 127 29.19 29.07
Capital gains 116 28.53 31.31
Income growth 23 65.30 60.52
Reverse mortgages 51 41.29 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 153 43.28 46.02
Median rental price 176 67.77 70.18
Households with older adults 231 32.09 39.04
Nursing beds 160 44.64 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 156 60.61 70.35
Home health-care service providers 97 13.94 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 6 42.02 14.8
Cost of assisted living 112 72.81 71.61
Nursing-home rating 56 33.33 22.29
Older adults in family homes 263 76.47 82.84
Cost of adult day services 200 44.87 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 221 47.27 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 202 16.82 31.34
Employment growth 4 55.85 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 168 4.45 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 14 88.95 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 69 4.92 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 208 31.95 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 54 26.50 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 251 30.00 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 141 43.21 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 210 24.95 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 21 36.55 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 5 82.45 63.01
Number of public libraries 90 27.12 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 64 75.30 12.40
Funding for older adults 159 28.38 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 51 92.33 85.93
College enrollment 24 52.15 26.46