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Best Cities for Successful Aging | St. Cloud, MN
#36
OVERALL RANKING

St. Cloud, MN


SCORE: 71.28

#38
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 71.08
 
#40
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 71.34
 
Percent of Population 65+:  12.73%
Population 65+:  24,258
Total Population:  190,485

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 93 83.27 81.58 2.07 %
Health Care 36 61.15 50.15 21.93 %
Wellness 73 71.60 68.45 4.60 %
Financial 169 79.78 81.09 -1.62 %
EducationEducation 50 64.36 71.18 8.64 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
121 73.41 71.18 3.13 %
Employment 136 49.56 51.56 -3.88 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
75 61.67 57.14 7.93 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
12 76.12 51.89 46.69 %
(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 119 51.63 49.09
Crime Rate 86 47.92 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 70 82.82 80.67
Unemployment Rate 31 63.51 46.80
Income Distribution 22 90.48 84.25
Weather 275 46.46 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 12 57.42 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 38 45.66 33.5
Number of hospital beds 16 54.96 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 262 33.33 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 25 53.58 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 66 35.72 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 17 45.49 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 151 16.67 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 43 16.67 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 149 11.15 13.35
Number of nurses 34 34.66 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 19 3.52 2.35
ER Wait Times 82 28.28 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 75 49.14 46.33
Smoking rate 130 11.52 13.69
Diabetes rate 34 54.22 41.83
Binge drinking 263 11.30 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 217 67.91 74.78
Caregivers 147 35.67 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 34 82.72 76.89
Depression 125 49.19 49.3
Physical activity 64 44.04 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 14 65.02 42.27
Fast-food outlets 65 38.65 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 24 32.19 17.69
Air quality 195 54.79 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 145 53.98 53.83
Total bank deposits 38 1.29 1.37
Tax burden 238 52.89 70.55
Dependency ratio 64 65.04 61.29
Small business growth 117 81.63 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 252 19.14 29.07
Capital gains 116 28.53 31.31
Income growth 46 63.37 60.52
Reverse mortgages 39 44.00 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 133 46.81 46.02
Median rental price 62 79.17 70.18
Households with older adults 225 32.52 39.04
Nursing beds 93 58.60 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 156 60.61 70.35
Home health-care service providers 85 15.56 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 128 12.08 14.8
Cost of assisted living 112 72.81 71.61
Nursing-home rating 40 41.67 22.29
Older adults in family homes 210 79.87 82.84
Cost of adult day services 200 44.87 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 133 55.26 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 158 21.75 31.34
Employment growth 3 55.89 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 173 4.39 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 94 74.63 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 42 7.77 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 208 31.95 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 38 30.06 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 44 55.98 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 194 38.27 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 205 25.43 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 62 22.31 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 4 82.50 63.01
Number of public libraries 6 72.76 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 12 87.61 12.40
Funding for older adults 159 28.38 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 95 89.33 85.93
College enrollment 57 33.69 26.46