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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Sioux City, IA-NE-SD
#61
OVERALL RANKING

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD


SCORE: 69.33

#58
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 69.79
 
#78
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 68.98
 
Percent of Population 65+:  13.92%
Population 65+:  23,498
Total Population:  168,754

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 63 84.67 81.58 3.79 %
Health Care 161 46.96 50.15 -6.36 %
Wellness 258 61.55 68.45 -10.08 %
Financial 129 81.69 81.09 0.74 %
EducationEducation 209 54.40 71.18 -8.17 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
46 80.71 71.18 13.39 %
Employment 31 66.60 51.56 29.17 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
60 64.15 57.14 12.27 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
9 76.83 51.89 48.06 %
(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 16 70.41 49.09
Crime Rate 132 41.61 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 151 80.02 80.67
Unemployment Rate 22 67.72 46.80
Income Distribution 71 86.36 84.25
Weather 255 49.91 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 137 26.50 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 215 24.68 33.5
Number of hospital beds 183 23.03 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 272 25.00 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 141 18.63 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 122 24.84 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 89 23.73 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 39 50.00 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 50 16.70 13.35
Number of nurses 66 29.24 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 211 1.31 2.35
ER Wait Times 158 20.53 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 198 41.89 46.33
Smoking rate 128 11.60 13.69
Diabetes rate 103 43.39 41.83
Binge drinking 232 12.83 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 264 45.64 74.78
Caregivers 85 42.01 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 191 74.23 76.89
Depression 198 44.31 49.3
Physical activity 195 33.38 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 176 37.08 42.27
Fast-food outlets 199 31.49 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 23 33.88 17.69
Air quality 166 56.64 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 46 66.27 53.83
Total bank deposits 32 1.34 1.37
Tax burden 163 68.56 70.55
Dependency ratio 245 54.12 61.29
Small business growth 172 79.88 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 152 26.96 29.07
Capital gains 199 23.69 31.31
Income growth 90 61.14 60.52
Reverse mortgages 62 38.66 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 56 56.86 46.02
Median rental price 29 84.12 70.18
Households with older adults 174 36.83 39.04
Nursing beds 31 76.03 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 59 77.53 70.35
Home health-care service providers 194 8.36 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 70 19.11 14.8
Cost of assisted living 115 72.60 71.61
Nursing-home rating 193 13.04 22.29
Older adults in family homes 253 77.39 82.84
Cost of adult day services 87 57.92 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 29 73.81 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 30 63.05 31.34
Employment growth 218 41.84 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 222 3.22 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 22 85.00 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 89 3.95 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 229 29.34 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 172 13.21 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 39 58.02 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+ 169 27.49 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 19 37.19 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 20 72.79 63.01
Number of public libraries 8 64.87 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 35 80.87 12.40
Funding for older adults 16 34.31 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 147 86.84 85.93
College enrollment 247 14.62 26.46