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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Michigan City-La Porte, IN
#253
OVERALL RANKING

Michigan City-La Porte, IN


SCORE: 62.02

#256
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 62.03
 
#245
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 62.44
 
Percent of Population 65+:  14.88%
Population 65+:  16,543
Total Population:  111,197

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 252 75.85 81.58 -7.02 %
Health Care 171 45.88 50.15 -8.51 %
Wellness 250 61.91 68.45 -9.55 %
Financial 211 76.74 81.09 -5.36 %
EducationEducation 200 54.98 71.18 -7.19 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
168 68.86 71.18 -3.26 %
Employment 231 41.84 51.56 -18.85 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
155 54.34 57.14 -4.90 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
114 52.15 51.89 0.50 %
(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 109 53.04 49.09
Crime Rate 118 43.12 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 259 75.07 80.67
Unemployment Rate 207 37.66 46.80
Income Distribution 42 88.37 84.25
Weather 218 52.55 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 245 16.65 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 260 18.77 33.5
Number of hospital beds 143 26.91 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 233 50.00 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 95 26.70 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 185 17.80 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 45 34.01 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 39 50.00 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 112 12.61 13.35
Number of nurses 208 18.08 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 209 1.33 2.35
ER Wait Times 11 45.45 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 268 37.76 46.33
Smoking rate 265 6.81 13.69
Diabetes rate 174 37.08 41.83
Binge drinking 213 13.90 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 180 72.69 74.78
Caregivers 135 36.72 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 250 71.01 76.89
Depression 154 47.25 49.3
Physical activity 152 36.40 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 185 36.04 42.27
Fast-food outlets 77 37.79 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 96 19.21 17.69
Air quality 253 49.55 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 243 38.87 53.83
Total bank deposits 195 0.76 1.37
Tax burden 101 76.49 70.55
Dependency ratio 107 61.92 61.29
Small business growth 276 73.28 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 132 29.05 29.07
Capital gains 266 18.55 31.31
Income growth 117 60.34 60.52
Reverse mortgages 145 24.84 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 84 53.41 46.02
Median rental price 78 77.39 70.18
Households with older adults 103 40.00 39.04
Nursing beds 143 47.58 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 130 65.12 70.35
Home health-care service providers 241 5.45 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 155 10.41 14.8
Cost of assisted living 170 68.37 71.61
Nursing-home rating 229 0.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 174 81.20 82.84
Cost of adult day services 207 43.75 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 120 56.24 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 244 12.93 31.34
Employment growth 222 41.74 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 259 2.09 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 159 69.86 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 218 1.03 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 95 39.80 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 225 9.25 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 137 43.32 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 119 46.26 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 119 29.69 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 229 10.23 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 121 54.35 63.01
Number of public libraries 30 41.12 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 170 55.31 12.40
Funding for older adults 115 28.88 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 117 88.19 85.93
College enrollment 252 14.25 26.46