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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Niles-Benton Harbor, MI
#229
OVERALL RANKING

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI


SCORE: 62.98

#226
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 63.31
 
#237
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 62.81
 
Percent of Population 65+:  16.88%
Population 65+:  26,331
Total Population:  155,946

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 175 80.15 81.58 -1.75 %
Health Care 227 41.67 50.15 -16.91 %
Wellness 221 63.54 68.45 -7.17 %
Financial 209 76.80 81.09 -5.29 %
EducationEducation 96 60.03 71.18 1.33 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
143 70.89 71.18 -.41 %
Employment 142 49.28 51.56 -4.42 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
221 50.13 57.14 -12.27 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
80 54.04 51.89 4.14 %
(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 74 57.36 49.09
Crime Rate 124 42.63 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 184 78.96 80.67
Unemployment Rate 114 47.47 46.80
Income Distribution 159 82.61 84.25
Weather 207 53.31 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 88 33.08 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 127 32.82 33.5
Number of hospital beds 189 21.60 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 249 11.38 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 17 34.13 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 260 4.49 13.35
Number of nurses 215 17.55 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 247 1.03 2.35
ER Wait Times 33 38.57 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 262 38.37 46.33
Smoking rate 257 7.12 13.69
Diabetes rate 231 32.37 41.83
Binge drinking 44 27.48 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 141 76.41 74.78
Caregivers 195 31.59 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 213 73.35 76.89
Depression 142 47.98 49.3
Physical activity 194 33.46 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 172 37.44 42.27
Fast-food outlets 59 39.13 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 32 29.17 17.69
Air quality 212 52.88 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 129 55.52 53.83
Total bank deposits 220 0.69 1.37
Tax burden 117 75.53 70.55
Dependency ratio 217 56.07 61.29
Small business growth 210 78.35 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 137 28.57 29.07
Capital gains 224 21.59 31.31
Income growth 163 59.20 60.52
Reverse mortgages 193 17.11 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 93 52.51 46.02
Median rental price 48 80.79 70.18
Households with older adults 42 44.17 39.04
Nursing beds 211 37.33 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 205 56.22 70.35
Home health-care service providers 155 10.82 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 142 11.34 14.8
Cost of assisted living 82 77.69 71.61
Nursing-home rating 102 25.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 144 82.33 82.84
Cost of adult day services 207 43.75 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 101 58.86 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 96 29.80 31.34
Employment growth 148 43.87 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 261 2.07 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 87 75.74 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 238 0.69 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 119 38.59 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 85 22.39 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 60 53.09 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 271 12.35 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 55 33.58 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 86 19.85 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 142 52.76 63.01
Number of public libraries 60 30.73 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 140 61.81 12.40
Funding for older adults 115 28.88 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 58 91.71 85.93
College enrollment 144 21.15 26.46