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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Peoria, IL
#134
OVERALL RANKING

Peoria, IL


SCORE: 66.40

#134
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 66.35
 
#122
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 67.28
 
Percent of Population 65+:  15.49%
Population 65+:  58,938
Total Population:  380,605

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 146 81.13 81.58 -.55 %
Health Care 132 49.60 50.15 -1.10 %
Wellness 189 65.07 68.45 -4.94 %
Financial 155 80.30 81.09 -.97 %
EducationEducation 105 59.59 71.18 0.59 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
63 78.82 71.18 10.73 %
Employment 230 41.92 51.56 -18.70 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
104 57.93 57.14 1.38 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
56 56.46 51.89 8.81 %
(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 21 68.02 49.09
Crime Rate 104 44.96 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 238 76.55 80.67
Unemployment Rate 217 36.55 46.80
Income Distribution 71 86.36 84.25
Weather 203 53.42 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 125 27.62 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 118 33.71 33.5
Number of hospital beds 149 26.12 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 188 71.43 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 159 15.07 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 166 20.09 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 136 9.59 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 34 57.14 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 22 28.57 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 151 11.12 13.35
Number of nurses 101 25.77 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 55 2.66 2.35
ER Wait Times 112 24.82 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 129 45.60 46.33
Smoking rate 146 10.94 13.69
Diabetes rate 117 42.59 41.83
Binge drinking 266 10.90 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 110 79.99 74.78
Caregivers 220 29.79 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 169 75.24 76.89
Depression 80 52.48 49.3
Physical activity 153 36.36 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 133 42.39 42.27
Fast-food outlets 153 33.56 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 83 20.72 17.69
Air quality 242 50.65 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 94 58.77 53.83
Total bank deposits 96 1.01 1.37
Tax burden 242 52.38 70.55
Dependency ratio 198 57.36 61.29
Small business growth 192 79.08 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 84 32.60 29.07
Capital gains 84 37.83 31.31
Income growth 228 57.43 60.52
Reverse mortgages 38 44.37 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 74 54.91 46.02
Median rental price 73 77.82 70.18
Households with older adults 132 38.56 39.04
Nursing beds 29 76.71 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 49 78.65 70.35
Home health-care service providers 89 15.06 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 120 12.30 14.8
Cost of assisted living 238 62.35 71.61
Nursing-home rating 123 23.53 22.29
Older adults in family homes 193 80.68 82.84
Cost of adult day services 148 51.47 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 180 50.68 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 203 16.68 31.34
Employment growth 153 43.67 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 205 3.76 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 111 73.21 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 67 4.99 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 261 22.53 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 183 12.50 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 63 52.87 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 99 48.15 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 97 30.60 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 150 15.07 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 151 52.42 63.01
Number of public libraries 32 40.82 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 92 70.58 12.40
Funding for older adults 56 30.87 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 79 90.36 85.93
College enrollment 133 21.83 26.46