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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Racine, WI
#209
OVERALL RANKING

Racine, WI


SCORE: 63.84

#215
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 63.83
 
#197
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 64.60
 
Percent of Population 65+:  13.90%
Population 65+:  27,060
Total Population:  194,716

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 179 80.05 81.58 -1.88 %
Health Care 157 47.43 50.15 -5.42 %
Wellness 213 63.85 68.45 -6.72 %
Financial 218 76.12 81.09 -6.13 %
EducationEducation 215 53.90 71.18 -9.01 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
176 68.06 71.18 -4.38 %
Employment 214 43.51 51.56 -15.61 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
67 63.40 57.14 10.96 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
124 51.45 51.89 -.85 %
(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 113 52.51 49.09
Crime Rate 84 48.29 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 178 79.14 80.67
Unemployment Rate 169 41.45 46.80
Income Distribution 22 90.48 84.25
Weather 230 51.65 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 43 41.53 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 233 23.21 33.5
Number of hospital beds 193 21.26 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 22 34.42 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 72 32.36 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 75 32.36 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 18 32.36 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 243 5.94 13.35
Number of nurses 184 19.85 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 172 1.61 2.35
ER Wait Times 82 28.28 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 212 41.31 46.33
Smoking rate 68 15.55 13.69
Diabetes rate 156 39.12 41.83
Binge drinking 265 10.95 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 234 61.96 74.78
Caregivers 184 32.30 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 110 77.57 76.89
Depression 122 49.37 49.3
Physical activity 95 40.65 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 161 38.99 42.27
Fast-food outlets 20 43.98 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 50 25.68 17.69
Air quality 247 50.00 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 196 47.67 53.83
Total bank deposits 157 0.84 1.37
Tax burden 222 57.92 70.55
Dependency ratio 173 58.35 61.29
Small business growth 154 80.43 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 142 27.87 29.07
Capital gains 149 26.12 31.31
Income growth 267 55.83 60.52
Reverse mortgages 88 34.32 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 135 45.83 46.02
Median rental price 165 68.36 70.18
Households with older adults 174 36.83 39.04
Nursing beds 185 40.44 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 195 56.68 70.35
Home health-care service providers 233 5.86 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 13 37.24 14.8
Cost of assisted living 227 63.44 71.61
Nursing-home rating 89 28.57 22.29
Older adults in family homes 163 81.66 82.84
Cost of adult day services 104 53.85 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 141 54.46 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 183 18.67 31.34
Employment growth 149 43.80 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 269 1.70 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 233 63.49 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 74 4.48 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 160 36.37 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 198 11.37 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 67 52.48 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 18 66.67 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 163 27.83 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 131 15.93 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 24 72.58 63.01
Number of public libraries 237 12.45 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 179 53.30 12.40
Funding for older adults 135 28.74 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 212 82.49 85.93
College enrollment 185 18.83 26.46