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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Bay City, MI
#210
OVERALL RANKING

Bay City, MI


SCORE: 75.47

#221
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 75.98
 
#149
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 79.12
 
Percent of Population 65+:  17.26%
Population 65+:  18,454
Total Population:  106,890

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 116 75.24 75.28 -.05 %
Health Care 231 29.25 42.45 -31.10 %
Wellness 224 75.79 81.88 -7.44 %
Financial 169 74.99 77.72 -3.51 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
27 80.80 69.85 15.68 %
Employment / Education 238 44.74 59.20 -24.43 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
28 71.76 64.90 10.57 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
142 50.51 54.20 -6.81 %
(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 13 74.40 52.43
Crime Rate 30 66.67 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 155 78.89 80.02
Unemployment Rate 169 34.84 41.03
Income Distribution 20 92.70 85.72
Weather 224 38.97 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 223 6.48 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 247 6.44 15.54
Number of hospital beds 145 28.86 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 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 252 .00 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 182 23.53 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 252 .00 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 252 .00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 241 4.24 13.47
Number of psychologists 242 3.90 21.04
Number of nurses 178 18.70 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 150 29.66 35.67
ER Wait Times 177 20.83 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 95 92.50 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 233 41.18 50.43
Diabetes Rate 173 40.73 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 112 82.79 81.94
Number of Caregivers 80 74.38 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 86 83.08 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 166 32.97 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 235 50.44 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 250 39.46 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 41 34.82 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 202 44.88 55.90
Total bank deposits 225 .77 1.72
Tax burden 110 74.94 72.59
Dependency Ratio 179 58.35 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 203 68.25 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 176 29.16 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 242 21.27 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 188 60.22 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 19 49.37 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 10 71.61 47.00
Median Rental Price 26 82.62 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 52 54.93 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 102 27.44 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 167 61.04 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 41 13.81 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 18 34.71 15.92
Cost of assisted living 133 68.86 70.12
Nursing-home rating 3 78.63 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 214 79.30 84.74
Cost of adult day services 199 48.15 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 234 38.91 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 210 4.31 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 35 74.04 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 128 5.77 9.69
College Enrollment 218 17.44 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 120 71.23 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 128 7.24 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 116 63.39 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 195 10.32 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 5 84.30 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 104 86.92 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 29 47.88 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 204 10.76 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 121 61.75 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 169 17.47 25.07
Number of YMCAs 93 11.88 12.40
Funding for Seniors 106 23.66 25.37