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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Oshkosh-Neenah, WI
#119
OVERALL RANKING

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI


SCORE: 66.98

#126
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 66.68
 
#110
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 67.85
 
Percent of Population 65+:  13.94%
Population 65+:  23,514
Total Population:  168,690

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 89 83.39 81.58 2.22 %
Health Care 61 57.78 50.15 15.21 %
Wellness 170 65.84 68.45 -3.81 %
Financial 126 82.04 81.09 1.17 %
EducationEducation 49 64.78 71.18 9.35 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
134 71.54 71.18 0.51 %
Employment 253 39.31 51.56 -23.76 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
176 53.40 57.14 -6.55 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
149 49.91 51.89 -3.82 %
(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 104 53.79 49.09
Crime Rate 19 65.21 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 218 77.55 80.67
Unemployment Rate 74 54.65 46.80
Income Distribution 42 88.37 84.25
Weather 263 48.96 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 71 36.13 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 70 39.00 33.5
Number of hospital beds 134 27.84 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 18 39.65 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 18 55.90 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 24 49.69 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 160 10.75 13.35
Number of nurses 123 23.99 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 164 1.67 2.35
ER Wait Times 51 33.49 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 204 41.64 46.33
Smoking rate 248 7.56 13.69
Diabetes rate 71 46.96 41.83
Binge drinking 267 10.80 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 233 62.02 74.78
Caregivers 181 32.37 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 87 78.77 76.89
Depression 248 41.33 49.3
Physical activity 53 45.31 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 177 36.91 42.27
Fast-food outlets 24 43.67 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 18 36.54 17.69
Air quality 161 56.70 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 90 59.48 53.83
Total bank deposits 216 0.70 1.37
Tax burden 222 57.92 70.55
Dependency ratio 46 67.39 61.29
Small business growth 267 74.98 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 69 33.54 29.07
Capital gains 149 26.12 31.31
Income growth 191 58.39 60.52
Reverse mortgages 26 51.32 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 125 48.15 46.02
Median rental price 70 78.05 70.18
Households with older adults 210 34.39 39.04
Nursing beds 129 50.39 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 195 56.68 70.35
Home health-care service providers 169 9.69 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 30 28.28 14.8
Cost of assisted living 227 63.44 71.61
Nursing-home rating 56 33.33 22.29
Older adults in family homes 264 76.31 82.84
Cost of adult day services 104 53.85 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 231 45.48 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 146 23.02 31.34
Employment growth 268 37.10 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 250 2.32 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 41 82.26 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 97 3.50 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 160 36.37 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 119 17.65 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 269 23.87 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 97 49.18 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 167 27.74 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 165 14.28 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 31 71.96 63.01
Number of public libraries 244 11.95 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 198 49.14 12.40
Funding for older adults 130 28.75 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 23 94.40 85.93
College enrollment 77 28.41 26.46