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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Sheboygan, WI
#80
OVERALL RANKING

Sheboygan, WI


SCORE: 68.36

#77
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 68.50
 
#85
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 68.74
 
Percent of Population 65+:  15.45%
Population 65+:  17,767
Total Population:  114,973

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 32 87.80 81.58 7.62 %
Health Care 177 45.42 50.15 -9.43 %
Wellness 137 67.77 68.45 -.99 %
Financial 97 83.51 81.09 2.98 %
EducationEducation 149 57.31 71.18 -3.26 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
106 74.36 71.18 4.47 %
Employment 175 46.37 51.56 -10.07 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
50 65.57 57.14 14.75 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
36 60.01 51.89 15.65 %
(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 53 60.61 49.09
Crime Rate 26 63.55 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 173 79.31 80.67
Unemployment Rate 37 61.68 46.80
Income Distribution 8 92.68 84.25
Weather 240 51.06 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 40 42.96 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 227 23.56 33.5
Number of hospital beds 255 12.69 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 100 24.98 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 71 33.31 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 53 31.81 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 128 11.87 13.35
Number of nurses 235 15.37 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 92 2.26 2.35
ER Wait Times 26 39.77 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 129 45.60 46.33
Smoking rate 46 17.67 13.69
Diabetes rate 122 41.85 41.83
Binge drinking 279 8.67 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 229 62.63 74.78
Caregivers 221 29.62 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 37 82.52 76.89
Depression 39 57.39 49.3
Physical activity 72 43.28 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 127 42.68 42.27
Fast-food outlets 50 40.14 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 13 39.30 17.69
Air quality 152 57.29 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 133 55.18 53.83
Total bank deposits 141 0.88 1.37
Tax burden 222 57.92 70.55
Dependency ratio 150 59.08 61.29
Small business growth 58 84.25 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 8 53.82 29.07
Capital gains 149 26.12 31.31
Income growth 210 57.90 60.52
Reverse mortgages 43 43.42 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 126 47.90 46.02
Median rental price 37 82.86 70.18
Households with older adults 156 37.70 39.04
Nursing beds 89 59.03 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 195 56.68 70.35
Home health-care service providers 182 9.02 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 19 34.96 14.8
Cost of assisted living 227 63.44 71.61
Nursing-home rating 80 30.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 223 79.51 82.84
Cost of adult day services 104 53.85 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 158 53.09 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 88 32.13 31.34
Employment growth 241 40.53 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 272 1.48 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 16 88.44 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 129 2.73 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 160 36.37 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 122 17.57 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 138 43.07 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 23 62.96 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 92 19.32 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 29 72.13 63.01
Number of public libraries 99 25.81 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 61 75.39 12.40
Funding for older adults 135 28.74 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 42 92.75 85.93
College enrollment 257 13.86 26.46