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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Bloomington, IL
#66
OVERALL RANKING

Bloomington, IL


SCORE: 82.19

#53
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 84.58
 
#89
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 82.03
 
Percent of Population 65+:  11.29%
Population 65+:  21,316
Total Population:  188,779

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 124 75.01 75.28 -.36 %
Health Care 171 35.45 42.45 -16.49 %
Wellness 80 84.16 81.88 2.78 %
Financial 17 85.62 77.72 10.16 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
163 67.15 69.85 -3.87 %
Employment / Education 58 66.24 59.20 11.89 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
29 71.42 64.90 10.05 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
84 55.62 54.20 2.62 %
(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 163 46.53 52.43
Crime Rate 45 60.32 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 78 81.77 80.02
Unemployment Rate 89 42.93 41.03
Income Distribution 108 87.01 85.72
Weather 153 44.93 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 72 12.88 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 144 12.20 15.54
Number of hospital beds 195 21.30 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 165 66.67 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 168 54.12 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 252 .00 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 138 19.95 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 133 32.84 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 79 21.64 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 252 .00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 11 33.33 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 140 10.92 13.47
Number of psychologists 76 23.66 21.04
Number of nurses 156 20.45 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 101 37.35 35.67
ER Wait Times 125 25.86 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 79 93.14 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 171 46.27 50.43
Diabetes Rate 112 45.67 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 171 78.72 81.94
Number of Caregivers 150 69.21 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 117 81.77 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 55 51.33 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 82 67.55 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 46 90.22 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 134 18.32 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 118 56.29 55.90
Total bank deposits 4 5.23 1.72
Tax burden 207 58.18 72.59
Dependency Ratio 26 76.33 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 72 72.67 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 44 46.92 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 79 49.22 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 77 64.22 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 13 60.68 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 199 35.84 47.00
Median Rental Price 127 70.96 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 235 37.06 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 71 32.02 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 49 80.57 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 104 7.79 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 204 7.51 15.92
Cost of assisted living 205 61.04 70.12
Nursing-home rating 111 33.93 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 134 84.44 84.74
Cost of adult day services 145 56.52 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 175 50.76 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 146 6.68 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 27 74.83 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 19 23.71 9.69
College Enrollment 25 51.70 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 20 84.36 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 46 15.77 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 77 64.91 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 25 30.70 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 146 52.03 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 68 89.33 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 218 31.31 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 82 19.13 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 111 62.69 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 19 44.62 25.07
Number of YMCAs 59 16.59 12.40
Funding for Seniors 48 24.82 25.37