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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Muskegon, MI
#202
OVERALL RANKING

Muskegon, MI


SCORE: 64.28

#199
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 64.37
 
#196
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 64.61
 
Percent of Population 65+:  14.40%
Population 65+:  24,490
Total Population:  170,112

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 194 79.57 81.58 -2.46 %
Health Care 206 43.57 50.15 -13.12 %
Wellness 224 63.36 68.45 -7.44 %
Financial 64 85.31 81.09 5.20 %
EducationEducation 181 56.22 71.18 -5.10 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
103 74.73 71.18 4.99 %
Employment 235 41.53 51.56 -19.45 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
201 52.22 57.14 -8.61 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
123 51.56 51.89 -.64 %
(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 28 64.96 49.09
Crime Rate 234 29.91 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 73 82.68 80.67
Unemployment Rate 155 42.65 46.80
Income Distribution 71 86.36 84.25
Weather 205 53.38 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 130 27.04 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 158 30.15 33.5
Number of hospital beds 187 21.82 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 145 17.96 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 128 23.95 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 177 0.00 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 215 7.51 13.35
Number of nurses 155 22.04 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 87 2.32 2.35
ER Wait Times 26 39.77 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 264 38.05 46.33
Smoking rate 252 7.45 13.69
Diabetes rate 224 33.39 41.83
Binge drinking 130 17.62 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 155 75.64 74.78
Caregivers 136 36.65 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 185 74.42 76.89
Depression 260 40.03 49.3
Physical activity 173 34.66 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 263 20.76 42.27
Fast-food outlets 148 33.73 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 10 45.66 17.69
Air quality 161 56.70 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 224 42.23 53.83
Total bank deposits 267 0.48 1.37
Tax burden 117 75.53 70.55
Dependency ratio 164 58.71 61.29
Small business growth 270 74.41 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 128 29.17 29.07
Capital gains 224 21.59 31.31
Income growth 128 59.95 60.52
Reverse mortgages 13 59.65 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 11 72.41 46.02
Median rental price 31 83.61 70.18
Households with older adults 136 38.42 39.04
Nursing beds 182 40.84 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 205 56.22 70.35
Home health-care service providers 91 14.78 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 63 20.11 14.8
Cost of assisted living 82 77.69 71.61
Nursing-home rating 229 0.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 184 80.96 82.84
Cost of adult day services 207 43.75 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 217 47.65 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 160 21.69 31.34
Employment growth 176 43.10 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 263 2.04 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 182 68.00 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 114 3.02 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 119 38.59 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 279 3.72 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 217 33.73 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 58 53.09 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 150 28.45 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 118 16.70 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 135 53.06 63.01
Number of public libraries 84 27.57 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 133 62.55 12.40
Funding for older adults 122 28.87 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 113 88.39 85.93
College enrollment 214 16.74 26.46