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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
#33
OVERALL RANKING

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI


SCORE: 73.15

#39
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 72.74
 
#21
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 73.19
 
Percent of Population 65+:  13.12%
Population 65+:  205,479
Total Population:  1,566,182

Indicator Rank Score Average
AvgScore
Percent
+/-
% +/-
General Livability 88 82.17 87.83 -6.44 %
Health Care 7 74.31 62.09 19.68 %
Wellness 52 70.70 72.07 -1.90 %
Financial Security 84 83.05 88.25 -5.89 %
Education 32 63.69 61.67 3.28 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
20 56.23 46.42 21.13 %
Employment 69 59.46 63.96 -7.04 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
46 70.80 69.42 1.99 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
39 75.96 73.23 3.73 %
(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 46 48.09 46.41
Crime rate 68 43.69 52.77
Internet access 59 81.20 83.51
Employment growth 77 83.43 86.82
Unemployment rate 45 63.25 64.06
Income distribution 76 83.33 86.33
Weather 92 51.44 65.13
Fatal car crashes 27 64.13 51.71

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare enrollment 53 90.52 62.02
Primary-care physicians 19 68.52 57.60
Nurse practitioners and physicians' assistants 18 58.43 45.49
Number of nurses 14 47.56 38.33
Number of hospital beds 38 39.27 37.22
Long-term hospitals 57 14.96 22.49
Hospitals with geriatric services 4 77.27 37.70
Hospitals with rehabilitation services 13 64.18 43.27
Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 2 60.52 11.62
Hospitals with hospice services 80 9.75 31.78
Orthopedic surgeons 34 34.58 31.70
Dialysis centers 45 39.37 40.28
Medical and diagnostic centers 70 39.57 48.95
Physical therapists 13 74.91 56.09
Expenses per inpatient day 42 63.10 62.02
Joint Commission accreditation 65 81.25 83.71
Medical school affiliation 51 43.75 45.76
Magnet hospitals 36 15.00 14.40
ER wait times 18 51.03 40.01
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 74 62.85 70.79
Smoking rate 46 26.98 30.34
Diabetes rate 40 49.93 48.54
Alzheimer's cases 91 64.55 81.26
Caregivers 64 34.29 39.21
Life expectancy at 65 49 84.10 84.59
Depression 31 45.39 43.31
Physical activity 27 69.55 65.43
Fitness and recreational sports centers 24 54.13 46.08
Fast-food outlets 16 68.65 61.73
Falls with injury 5 55.23 38.43
Binge drinking 99 26.83 40.64
Air quality 68 61.33 67.44

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 29 52.10 47.44
Total bank deposits 15 9.41 7.24
Tax burden 71 57.92 68.14
Dependency ratio 48 84.67 84.57
Growth of small businesses 94 81.51 86.25
Older adults below poverty line 39 61.17 58.57
Capital gains 63 37.00 49.15
Income growth 94 79.29 84.11
Reverse mortgages 28 21.18 15.80
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 61 40.76 44.17
Median rental price 36 74.88 69.47
Households with older adults 64 51.97 55.52
Nursing beds 47 58.94 60.28
Cost of semi-private nursing room 75 56.68 64.62
Home health-care service providers 11 22.97 15.21
Continuing-care facilities 4 48.87 23.14
Cost of assisted living 80 72.36 80.63
Nursing-home rating 15 54.85 36.99
Older adults in family homes 97 77.41 84.60
Cost of adult day services 41 53.85 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 19 66.01 50.90
Commute times 30 83.91 78.27
Commuters who walk to work 34 43.42 38.41
Number of passenger trips 21 12.85 9.79
Public transport fare 84 8.43 16.65
Investment in public/senior transportation 13 80.66 67.65
Grocery stores 28 38.47 33.58
Special needs transportation 6 61.03 29.60

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 49 46.11 47.47
Arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 35 32.87 30.60
Senior volunteer rates 9 71.75 53.28
Number of public libraries 66 37.13 44.65
Number of civic and religious organizations 48 59.93 60.15
Funding for older adults 43 75.72 75.84
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 25 92.90 38.00
College enrollment 45 57.89 58.16
Number of community colleges 46 20.03 20.92
Number of universities 36 44.34 38.93