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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Battle Creek, MI
#197
OVERALL RANKING

Battle Creek, MI


SCORE: 76.17

#219
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 76.19
 
#167
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 78.35
 
Percent of Population 65+:  15.48%
Population 65+:  20,893
Total Population:  134,949

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 200 71.18 75.28 -5.45 %
Health Care 117 41.53 42.45 -2.17 %
Wellness 175 78.39 81.88 -4.26 %
Financial 240 69.28 77.72 -10.86 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
95 73.67 69.85 5.47 %
Employment / Education 199 49.27 59.20 -16.77 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
43 69.95 64.90 7.78 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
67 57.52 54.20 6.13 %
(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 8 77.05 52.43
Crime Rate 215 33.55 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 148 79.04 80.02
Unemployment Rate 117 40.04 41.03
Income Distribution 88 87.87 85.72
Weather 236 37.85 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 63 13.39 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 221 8.63 15.54
Number of hospital beds 64 43.89 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 143 75.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 134 55.44 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 252 .00 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 115 23.59 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 29 58.73 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 62 25.24 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 252 .00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 235 4.71 13.47
Number of psychologists 84 23.25 21.04
Number of nurses 115 23.37 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 175 25.91 35.67
ER Wait Times 102 27.78 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 47 94.63 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 245 38.35 50.43
Diabetes Rate 212 36.49 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 112 82.79 81.94
Number of Caregivers 80 74.38 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 219 75.95 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 103 42.43 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 162 59.13 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 210 60.47 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 37 35.68 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 201 45.00 55.90
Total bank deposits 246 .56 1.72
Tax burden 110 74.94 72.59
Dependency Ratio 182 58.26 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 174 69.23 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 212 25.24 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 242 21.27 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 168 61.08 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 137 13.64 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 9 72.36 47.00
Median Rental Price 37 80.71 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 110 49.91 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 75 31.17 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 167 61.04 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 47 13.04 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 54 21.71 15.92
Cost of assisted living 133 68.86 70.12
Nursing-home rating 217 10.26 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 140 84.10 84.74
Cost of adult day services 199 48.15 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 197 48.44 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 153 6.18 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 153 68.48 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 232 2.21 9.69
College Enrollment 129 23.25 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 61 77.44 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 157 5.72 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 116 63.39 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 40 26.61 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 38 66.10 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 135 84.71 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 74 42.94 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 101 16.87 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 121 61.75 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 96 26.28 25.07
Number of YMCAs 9 49.44 12.40
Funding for Seniors 106 23.66 25.37