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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Muncie, IN
#112
OVERALL RANKING

Muncie, IN


SCORE: 67.28

#107
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 67.49
 
#121
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 67.41
 
Percent of Population 65+:  15.33%
Population 65+:  18,000
Total Population:  117,423

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 173 80.18 81.58 -1.72 %
Health Care 155 47.56 50.15 -5.16 %
Wellness 205 64.30 68.45 -6.06 %
Financial 57 85.85 81.09 5.87 %
EducationEducation 19 74.40 71.18 25.59 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
42 81.32 71.18 14.25 %
Employment 196 45.00 51.56 -12.72 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
162 54.01 57.14 -5.48 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
128 51.23 51.89 -1.27 %
(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 26 66.56 49.09
Crime Rate 170 36.83 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 162 79.75 80.67
Unemployment Rate 166 41.52 46.80
Income Distribution 159 82.61 84.25
Weather 194 54.42 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 170 23.30 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 63 40.28 33.5
Number of hospital beds 157 25.04 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 105 24.65 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 197 16.43 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 39 50.00 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 133 11.70 13.35
Number of nurses 131 23.22 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 186 1.50 2.35
ER Wait Times 124 23.57 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 190 42.31 46.33
Smoking rate 198 9.64 13.69
Diabetes rate 233 32.31 41.83
Binge drinking 19 36.31 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 167 74.33 74.78
Caregivers 145 35.93 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 211 73.38 76.89
Depression 237 42.18 49.3
Physical activity 254 29.79 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 83 49.61 42.27
Fast-food outlets 104 36.05 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 88 20.34 17.69
Air quality 247 50.00 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 132 55.31 53.83
Total bank deposits 136 0.89 1.37
Tax burden 101 76.49 70.55
Dependency ratio 35 70.70 61.29
Small business growth 219 78.00 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 166 25.86 29.07
Capital gains 266 18.55 31.31
Income growth 239 57.24 60.52
Reverse mortgages 23 52.49 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 6 75.28 46.02
Median rental price 46 81.03 70.18
Households with older adults 112 39.57 39.04
Nursing beds 8 86.72 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 130 65.12 70.35
Home health-care service providers 105 13.60 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 252 5.59 14.8
Cost of assisted living 170 68.37 71.61
Nursing-home rating 125 23.08 22.29
Older adults in family homes 124 82.84 82.84
Cost of adult day services 207 43.75 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 122 56.15 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 142 23.31 31.34
Employment growth 272 36.25 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 130 6.09 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 201 66.52 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 34 9.08 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 95 39.80 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 30 32.37 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 257 27.92 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+ 110 30.08 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 148 15.14 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 128 54.23 63.01
Number of public libraries 195 15.90 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 65 75.21 12.40
Funding for older adults 103 28.90 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 130 87.67 85.93
College enrollment 19 57.99 26.46