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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Owensboro, KY
#91
OVERALL RANKING

Owensboro, KY


SCORE: 67.82

#84
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 68.25
 
#100
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 68.14
 
Percent of Population 65+:  15.49%
Population 65+:  17,950
Total Population:  115,915

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 55 85.19 81.58 4.43 %
Health Care 141 49.02 50.15 -2.25 %
Wellness 214 63.82 68.45 -6.76 %
Financial 39 87.49 81.09 7.89 %
EducationEducation 251 51.41 71.18 -13.22 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
90 76.32 71.18 7.22 %
Employment 27 69.03 51.56 33.88 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
124 56.64 57.14 -.88 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
184 48.07 51.89 -7.36 %
(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 39 62.91 49.09
Crime Rate 90 47.57 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 126 80.89 80.67
Unemployment Rate 100 49.47 46.80
Income Distribution 42 88.37 84.25
Weather 146 59.74 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 77 34.74 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 243 22.01 33.5
Number of hospital beds 115 30.05 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 103 24.73 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 195 16.49 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 55 31.50 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 87 14.22 13.35
Number of nurses 201 18.80 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 222 1.24 2.35
ER Wait Times 6 48.95 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 157 43.76 46.33
Smoking rate 273 6.24 13.69
Diabetes rate 207 34.53 41.83
Binge drinking 120 18.03 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 244 59.19 74.78
Caregivers 29 54.57 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 242 71.40 76.89
Depression 148 47.63 49.3
Physical activity 165 35.15 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 136 42.22 42.27
Fast-food outlets 206 31.36 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 85 20.46 17.69
Air quality 244 50.25 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 16 74.53 53.83
Total bank deposits 8 1.91 1.37
Tax burden 41 83.14 70.55
Dependency ratio 241 54.36 61.29
Small business growth 108 81.83 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 160 26.25 29.07
Capital gains 243 20.35 31.31
Income growth 84 61.38 60.52
Reverse mortgages 44 43.32 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 49 58.12 46.02
Median rental price 18 85.56 70.18
Households with older adults 106 39.86 39.04
Nursing beds 114 52.59 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 118 67.31 70.35
Home health-care service providers 216 6.88 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 168 9.69 14.8
Cost of assisted living 97 75.37 71.61
Nursing-home rating 127 22.22 22.29
Older adults in family homes 201 80.32 82.84
Cost of adult day services 143 52.24 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 195 49.70 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 1 100.00 31.34
Employment growth 159 43.57 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 247 2.36 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 65 78.46 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 168 2.14 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 195 32.96 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 146 15.02 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 132 43.77 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 120 45.68 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 98 30.58 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 173 13.65 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 256 41.28 63.01
Number of public libraries 169 18.97 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 52 76.35 12.40
Funding for older adults 139 28.67 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 218 81.76 85.93
College enrollment 254 14.17 26.46