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Best Cities for Successful Aging | South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI
#160
OVERALL RANKING

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI


SCORE: 65.17

#157
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 65.47
 
#168
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 65.67
 
Percent of Population 65+:  14.49%
Population 65+:  46,168
Total Population:  318,578

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 94 83.18 81.58 1.96 %
Health Care 222 42.09 50.15 -16.07 %
Wellness 197 64.67 68.45 -5.52 %
Financial 171 79.66 81.09 -1.76 %
EducationEducation 86 60.57 71.18 2.25 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
88 76.78 71.18 7.87 %
Employment 161 47.64 51.56 -7.60 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
100 58.41 57.14 2.22 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
147 50.08 51.89 -3.49 %
(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 14 71.35 49.09
Crime Rate 159 37.98 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 166 79.58 80.67
Unemployment Rate 117 47.28 46.80
Income Distribution 203 80.85 84.25
Weather 221 52.47 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 98 31.75 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 90 36.81 33.5
Number of hospital beds 196 20.86 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 191 66.67 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 188 9.53 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 175 19.07 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 140 0.00 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 151 16.67 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 187 9.06 13.35
Number of nurses 112 24.80 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 128 1.92 2.35
ER Wait Times 246 13.89 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 146 44.38 46.33
Smoking rate 237 8.27 13.69
Diabetes rate 147 40.36 41.83
Binge drinking 165 15.97 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 165 74.39 74.78
Caregivers 132 37.52 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 205 73.80 76.89
Depression 100 51.08 49.3
Physical activity 168 35.05 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 108 46.20 42.27
Fast-food outlets 150 33.63 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 123 15.67 17.69
Air quality 246 50.07 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 193 47.86 53.83
Total bank deposits 216 0.70 1.37
Tax burden 114 76.33 70.55
Dependency ratio 147 59.27 61.29
Small business growth 243 76.58 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 73 33.08 29.07
Capital gains 251 19.26 31.31
Income growth 164 59.19 60.52
Reverse mortgages 116 30.59 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 22 65.80 46.02
Median rental price 80 77.28 70.18
Households with older adults 143 38.13 39.04
Nursing beds 83 59.52 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 141 63.50 70.35
Home health-care service providers 82 15.97 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 114 12.99 14.8
Cost of assisted living 165 69.72 71.61
Nursing-home rating 77 31.82 22.29
Older adults in family homes 185 80.93 82.84
Cost of adult day services 207 43.75 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 84 60.53 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 175 19.19 31.34
Employment growth 98 45.64 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 191 4.00 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 126 71.83 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 85 4.04 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 211 31.54 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 105 19.55 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 117 45.38 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 73 50.67 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 148 28.51 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 199 12.17 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 130 54.13 63.01
Number of public libraries 91 27.09 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 147 60.76 12.40
Funding for older adults 103 28.90 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 123 87.77 85.93
College enrollment 81 27.16 26.46