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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Midland, MI
#67
OVERALL RANKING

Midland, MI


SCORE: 68.93

#66
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 68.94
 
#62
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 69.87
 
Percent of Population 65+:  16.40%
Population 65+:  13,690
Total Population:  83,480

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 2 96.29 81.58 18.03 %
Health Care 128 49.81 50.15 -.68 %
Wellness 110 69.10 68.45 0.95 %
Financial 41 87.27 81.09 7.62 %
EducationEducation 68 61.98 71.18 4.63 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
116 73.79 71.18 3.67 %
Employment 206 44.17 51.56 -14.33 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
179 53.31 57.14 -6.70 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
252 41.89 51.89 -19.27 %
(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 4 83.71 49.09
Crime Rate 4 87.76 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 102 81.77 80.67
Unemployment Rate 93 50.87 46.80
Income Distribution 159 82.61 84.25
Weather 246 50.60 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 44 41.49 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 48 42.88 33.5
Number of hospital beds 167 24.45 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 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 143 22.89 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 140 0.00 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 220 7.23 13.35
Number of nurses 280 2.92 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 34 3.09 2.35
ER Wait Times 254 13.26 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 155 43.83 46.33
Smoking rate 98 12.88 13.69
Diabetes rate 114 42.66 41.83
Binge drinking 65 24.26 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 152 75.84 74.78
Caregivers 160 34.23 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 44 81.78 76.89
Depression 208 43.67 49.3
Physical activity 106 39.73 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 16 64.28 42.27
Fast-food outlets 93 36.61 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 229 8.57 17.69
Air quality 139 58.51 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 223 42.49 53.83
Total bank deposits 157 0.84 1.37
Tax burden 117 75.53 70.55
Dependency ratio 133 60.23 61.29
Small business growth 56 84.39 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 128 29.17 29.07
Capital gains 224 21.59 31.31
Income growth 190 58.40 60.52
Reverse mortgages 15 57.55 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 21 66.26 46.02
Median rental price 80 77.28 70.18
Households with older adults 137 38.27 39.04
Nursing beds 215 36.55 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 205 56.22 70.35
Home health-care service providers 20 29.49 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 58 21.01 14.8
Cost of assisted living 82 77.69 71.61
Nursing-home rating 229 0.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 97 84.06 82.84
Cost of adult day services 207 43.75 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 265 37.57 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 54 42.20 31.34
Employment growth 215 42.03 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 227 3.01 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 111 73.21 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 208 1.23 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 119 38.59 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 218 9.58 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 109 47.11 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 206 37.04 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 92 30.91 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 272 5.66 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 152 52.40 63.01
Number of public libraries 265 8.84 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 191 50.35 12.40
Funding for older adults 115 28.88 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 19 94.82 85.93
College enrollment 134 21.69 26.46