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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Wichita, KS
#41
OVERALL RANKING

Wichita, KS


SCORE: 72.82

#41
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 72.72
 
#51
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 71.40
 
Percent of Population 65+:  12.75%
Population 65+:  81,006
Total Population:  635,518

Indicator Rank Score Average
AvgScore
Percent
+/-
% +/-
General Livability 65 85.66 87.83 -2.47 %
Health Care 48 63.44 62.09 2.17 %
Wellness 79 66.28 72.07 -8.03 %
Financial Security 67 86.30 88.25 -2.21 %
Education 23 66.01 61.67 7.04 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
67 40.75 46.42 -12.21 %
Employment 81 57.16 63.96 -10.63 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
12 77.57 69.42 11.74 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
2 99.13 73.23 35.37 %
(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 6 67.25 46.41
Crime rate 92 36.90 52.77
Internet access 63 80.92 83.51
Employment growth 93 81.82 86.82
Unemployment rate 30 68.18 64.06
Income distribution 32 86.96 86.33
Weather 59 58.35 65.13
Fatal car crashes 67 39.20 51.71

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare enrollment 59 89.87 62.02
Primary-care physicians 35 60.99 57.60
Nurse practitioners and physicians' assistants 26 55.84 45.49
Number of nurses 39 40.88 38.33
Number of hospital beds 29 42.02 37.22
Long-term hospitals 72 0.00 22.49
Hospitals with geriatric services 13 61.03 37.70
Hospitals with rehabilitation services 18 59.76 43.27
Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 60 0.00 11.62
Hospitals with hospice services 85 0.00 31.78
Orthopedic surgeons 15 40.03 31.70
Dialysis centers 42 40.91 40.28
Medical and diagnostic centers 63 42.59 48.95
Physical therapists 91 33.97 56.09
Expenses per inpatient day 4 89.35 62.02
Joint Commission accreditation 97 55.56 83.71
Medical school affiliation 53 42.42 45.76
Magnet hospitals 78 0.00 14.40
ER wait times 27 47.92 40.01
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 69 63.84 70.79
Smoking rate 59 24.63 30.34
Diabetes rate 57 45.01 48.54
Alzheimer's cases 96 59.34 81.26
Caregivers 26 45.79 39.21
Life expectancy at 65 83 79.90 84.59
Depression 66 39.50 43.31
Physical activity 65 59.41 65.43
Fitness and recreational sports centers 89 31.99 46.08
Fast-food outlets 88 53.14 61.73
Falls with injury 4 58.42 38.43
Binge drinking 22 44.94 40.64
Air quality 49 66.63 67.44

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 28 52.15 47.44
Total bank deposits 52 5.21 7.24
Tax burden 59 66.38 68.14
Dependency ratio 89 76.97 84.57
Growth of small businesses 93 81.61 86.25
Older adults below poverty line 37 62.24 58.57
Capital gains 49 41.03 49.15
Income growth 88 80.13 84.11
Reverse mortgages 16 29.69 15.80
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 10 60.38 44.17
Median rental price 8 84.71 69.47
Households with older adults 66 51.75 55.52
Nursing beds 18 82.54 60.28
Cost of semi-private nursing room 14 84.85 64.62
Home health-care service providers 45 14.03 15.21
Continuing-care facilities 14 32.20 23.14
Cost of assisted living 89 68.77 80.63
Nursing-home rating 61 29.81 36.99
Older adults in family homes 82 80.52 84.60
Cost of adult day services 82 43.75 55.79

Employment Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 72.79
65+ unemployment rate 30.13
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 85.90
Output of service sector/manufacturing 22.62
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Walk score 76 38.55 50.90
Commute times 1 100.00 78.27
Commuters who walk to work 76 23.84 38.41
Number of passenger trips 87 1.63 9.79
Public transport fare 63 10.53 16.65
Investment in public/senior transportation 53 67.38 67.65
Grocery stores 75 26.96 33.58
Special needs transportation 37 31.81 29.60

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 56 44.91 47.47
Arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 24 37.32 30.60
Senior volunteer rates 5 79.11 53.28
Number of public libraries 6 83.22 44.65
Number of civic and religious organizations 13 87.58 60.15
Funding for older adults 14 82.31 75.84
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 19 93.76 38.00
College enrollment 63 53.87 58.16
Number of community colleges 18 28.09 20.92
Number of universities 27 46.63 38.93