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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Terre Haute, IN
#87
OVERALL RANKING

Terre Haute, IN


SCORE: 67.97

#93
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 67.91
 
#96
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 68.38
 
Percent of Population 65+:  14.72%
Population 65+:  25,405
Total Population:  172,588

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 174 80.16 81.58 -1.74 %
Health Care 150 48.06 50.15 -4.17 %
Wellness 248 62.05 68.45 -9.35 %
Financial 5 96.82 81.09 19.40 %
EducationEducation 81 60.78 71.18 2.60 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
37 81.79 71.18 14.91 %
Employment 256 38.96 51.56 -24.44 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
137 55.47 57.14 -2.92 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
85 53.58 51.89 3.26 %
(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 22 67.50 49.09
Crime Rate 203 33.52 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 246 75.93 80.67
Unemployment Rate 195 38.71 46.80
Income Distribution 110 84.44 84.25
Weather 171 56.07 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 97 31.94 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 147 30.95 33.5
Number of hospital beds 111 30.10 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 254 42.86 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 149 17.37 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 28 46.31 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 119 28.57 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 249 5.50 13.35
Number of nurses 109 25.28 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 175 1.58 2.35
ER Wait Times 22 41.64 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 228 40.47 46.33
Smoking rate 206 9.50 13.69
Diabetes rate 222 33.59 41.83
Binge drinking 55 25.55 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 169 74.06 74.78
Caregivers 133 37.11 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 258 70.47 76.89
Depression 128 49.06 49.3
Physical activity 239 30.75 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 204 33.92 42.27
Fast-food outlets 176 32.47 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 104 18.08 17.69
Air quality 239 51.04 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 190 48.17 53.83
Total bank deposits 185 0.78 1.37
Tax burden 101 76.49 70.55
Dependency ratio 73 64.15 61.29
Small business growth 157 80.39 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 135 28.88 29.07
Capital gains 266 18.55 31.31
Income growth 217 57.77 60.52
Reverse mortgages 1 100.00 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 13 71.80 46.02
Median rental price 39 82.73 70.18
Households with older adults 129 38.71 39.04
Nursing beds 17 82.22 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 130 65.12 70.35
Home health-care service providers 161 10.32 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 265 4.93 14.8
Cost of assisted living 170 68.37 71.61
Nursing-home rating 26 47.06 22.29
Older adults in family homes 212 79.86 82.84
Cost of adult day services 207 43.75 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 216 47.83 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 224 14.63 31.34
Employment growth 207 42.25 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 266 2.00 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 111 73.21 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 199 1.42 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 95 39.80 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 138 15.55 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 144 42.25 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 131 44.44 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 132 29.16 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 190 12.57 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 125 54.27 63.01
Number of public libraries 110 24.66 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 31 81.95 12.40
Funding for older adults 110 28.89 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 170 85.49 85.93
College enrollment 69 30.41 26.46