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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Springfield, OH
#233
OVERALL RANKING

Springfield, OH


SCORE: 62.84

#233
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 63.06
 
#223
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 63.67
 
Percent of Population 65+:  17.08%
Population 65+:  23,297
Total Population:  136,435

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 195 79.52 81.58 -2.53 %
Health Care 228 41.65 50.15 -16.95 %
Wellness 274 60.02 68.45 -12.32 %
Financial 201 77.67 81.09 -4.22 %
EducationEducation 193 55.53 71.18 -6.26 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
54 79.56 71.18 11.77 %
Employment 186 45.77 51.56 -11.23 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
177 53.33 57.14 -6.67 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
157 49.45 51.89 -4.70 %
(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 32 64.53 49.09
Crime Rate 257 26.45 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 207 77.91 80.67
Unemployment Rate 119 47.19 46.80
Income Distribution 42 88.37 84.25
Weather 186 55.22 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 144 25.43 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 265 17.91 33.5
Number of hospital beds 248 14.01 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 203 0.00 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 235 12.87 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 82 24.58 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 241 6.11 13.35
Number of nurses 211 17.89 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 153 1.75 2.35
ER Wait Times 39 37.43 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 177 42.72 46.33
Smoking rate 275 6.01 13.69
Diabetes rate 242 31.78 41.83
Binge drinking 208 14.23 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 136 77.35 74.78
Caregivers 188 32.12 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 249 71.04 76.89
Depression 235 42.23 49.3
Physical activity 198 33.33 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 185 36.04 42.27
Fast-food outlets 273 25.86 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 96 19.21 17.69
Air quality 269 47.83 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 233 40.77 53.83
Total bank deposits 251 0.58 1.37
Tax burden 155 69.88 70.55
Dependency ratio 240 54.44 61.29
Small business growth 184 79.31 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 74 33.01 29.07
Capital gains 247 19.68 31.31
Income growth 206 57.93 60.52
Reverse mortgages 101 32.62 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 29 64.22 46.02
Median rental price 31 83.61 70.18
Households with older adults 69 42.16 39.04
Nursing beds 34 75.05 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 122 66.67 70.35
Home health-care service providers 152 11.03 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 169 9.63 14.8
Cost of assisted living 213 64.91 71.61
Nursing-home rating 182 14.29 22.29
Older adults in family homes 209 79.89 82.84
Cost of adult day services 46 63.64 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 72 62.08 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 178 18.94 31.34
Employment growth 273 36.19 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 148 5.33 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 196 66.81 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 222 0.99 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 82 42.07 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 97 20.96 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 238 31.73 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 82 49.38 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 53 33.77 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 258 7.50 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 83 58.16 63.01
Number of public libraries 160 19.93 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 145 61.26 12.40
Funding for older adults 76 29.69 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 123 87.77 85.93
College enrollment 225 15.98 26.46