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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Monroe, MI
#219
OVERALL RANKING

Monroe, MI


SCORE: 63.40

#219
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 63.50
 
#221
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 63.75
 
Percent of Population 65+:  14.60%
Population 65+:  22,036
Total Population:  150,923

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 136 81.40 81.58 -.22 %
Health Care 252 38.93 50.15 -22.37 %
Wellness 176 65.49 68.45 -4.32 %
Financial 69 85.05 81.09 4.88 %
EducationEducation 218 53.79 71.18 -9.20 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
148 70.54 71.18 -.90 %
Employment 268 36.41 51.56 -29.38 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
139 55.38 57.14 -3.08 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
183 48.08 51.89 -7.34 %
(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 92 54.98 49.09
Crime Rate 112 44.01 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 36 85.11 80.67
Unemployment Rate 75 54.27 46.80
Income Distribution 8 92.68 84.25
Weather 217 52.67 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 247 16.56 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 272 16.02 33.5
Number of hospital beds 274 9.62 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 130 19.99 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 231 13.33 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 75 25.46 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 177 0.00 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 275 3.13 13.35
Number of nurses 269 10.45 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 227 1.19 2.35
ER Wait Times 17 42.42 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 243 39.63 46.33
Smoking rate 230 8.56 13.69
Diabetes rate 177 36.58 41.83
Binge drinking 162 16.08 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 159 75.09 74.78
Caregivers 149 35.53 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 203 73.89 76.89
Depression 210 43.61 49.3
Physical activity 124 37.99 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 210 32.81 42.27
Fast-food outlets 34 41.78 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 8 49.29 17.69
Air quality 232 51.89 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 270 31.40 53.83
Total bank deposits 223 0.67 1.37
Tax burden 117 75.53 70.55
Dependency ratio 126 60.42 61.29
Small business growth 272 74.16 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 4 60.35 29.07
Capital gains 224 21.59 31.31
Income growth 138 59.68 60.52
Reverse mortgages 34 46.31 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 106 51.01 46.02
Median rental price 107 74.26 70.18
Households with older adults 156 37.70 39.04
Nursing beds 203 38.45 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 205 56.22 70.35
Home health-care service providers 219 6.83 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 235 6.65 14.8
Cost of assisted living 82 77.69 71.61
Nursing-home rating 10 57.14 22.29
Older adults in family homes 83 84.90 82.84
Cost of adult day services 207 43.75 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 271 35.74 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 161 21.40 31.34
Employment growth 224 41.66 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 214 3.38 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 240 62.70 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 116 3.00 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 119 38.59 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 255 7.15 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 143 42.51 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 43 55.56 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 122 29.64 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 280 3.27 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 134 53.20 63.01
Number of public libraries 24 43.40 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 224 43.12 12.40
Funding for older adults 122 28.87 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 193 84.35 85.93
College enrollment 222 16.30 26.46