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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Saginaw, MI
#51
OVERALL RANKING

Saginaw, MI


SCORE: 70.09

#57
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 69.88
 
#33
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 71.65
 
Percent of Population 65+:  16.17%
Population 65+:  32,032
Total Population:  198,154

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 9 91.55 81.58 12.22 %
Health Care 79 55.38 50.15 10.43 %
Wellness 242 62.29 68.45 -9.00 %
Financial 31 88.13 81.09 8.68 %
EducationEducation 127 58.30 71.18 -1.59 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
34 82.81 71.18 16.34 %
Employment 215 43.49 51.56 -15.65 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
80 61.02 57.14 6.79 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
118 51.76 51.89 -.25 %
(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 2 92.44 49.09
Crime Rate 100 45.89 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 156 79.90 80.67
Unemployment Rate 145 43.28 46.80
Income Distribution 42 88.37 84.25
Weather 243 50.80 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 10 58.19 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 100 35.49 33.5
Number of hospital beds 37 45.67 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 153 80.00 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 87 27.88 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 57 37.17 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 41 35.50 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 73 40.00 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 179 9.55 13.35
Number of nurses 48 31.08 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 6 4.77 2.35
ER Wait Times 102 25.45 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 280 34.48 46.33
Smoking rate 59 16.23 13.69
Diabetes rate 243 31.76 41.83
Binge drinking 247 11.98 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 143 76.35 74.78
Caregivers 177 32.76 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 142 76.14 76.89
Depression 199 44.25 49.3
Physical activity 135 37.66 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 220 32.08 42.27
Fast-food outlets 167 32.78 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 77 21.99 17.69
Air quality 180 55.56 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 161 51.71 53.83
Total bank deposits 256 0.55 1.37
Tax burden 117 75.53 70.55
Dependency ratio 177 58.26 61.29
Small business growth 164 80.25 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 66 33.67 29.07
Capital gains 224 21.59 31.31
Income growth 232 57.37 60.52
Reverse mortgages 11 62.36 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 2 99.25 46.02
Median rental price 66 78.71 70.18
Households with older adults 72 42.01 39.04
Nursing beds 153 45.46 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 205 56.22 70.35
Home health-care service providers 35 24.72 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 77 17.85 14.8
Cost of assisted living 82 77.69 71.61
Nursing-home rating 102 25.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 252 77.46 82.84
Cost of adult day services 207 43.75 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 223 46.84 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 113 27.45 31.34
Employment growth 182 42.87 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 218 3.27 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 104 73.56 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 136 2.62 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 119 38.59 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 83 22.45 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 99 48.21 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 74 50.62 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 72 32.55 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 92 19.32 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 141 52.77 63.01
Number of public libraries 104 25.17 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 158 58.49 12.40
Funding for older adults 115 28.88 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 197 84.04 85.93
College enrollment 84 26.69 26.46