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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Bloomington, IN
#80
OVERALL RANKING

Bloomington, IN


SCORE: 81.11

#63
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 83.84
 
#133
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 79.80
 
Percent of Population 65+:  11.36%
Population 65+:  18,474
Total Population:  162,627

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 235 68.51 75.28 -8.99 %
Health Care 121 41.31 42.45 -2.69 %
Wellness 140 80.46 81.88 -1.73 %
Financial 121 77.45 77.72 -.35 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
152 68.00 69.85 -2.65 %
Employment / Education 21 79.41 59.20 34.14 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
16 75.42 64.90 16.21 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
147 50.01 54.20 -7.73 %
(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 201 41.66 52.43
Crime Rate 140 43.84 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 114 80.14 80.02
Unemployment Rate 128 39.34 41.03
Income Distribution 220 80.04 85.72
Weather 176 42.47 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 76 12.68 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 92 14.59 15.54
Number of hospital beds 174 25.42 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 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 252 .00 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 213 19.00 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 12 40.10 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 64 25.03 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 80 33.33 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 11 33.33 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 171 9.19 13.47
Number of psychologists 24 38.32 21.04
Number of nurses 109 23.84 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 86 39.90 35.67
ER Wait Times 74 31.25 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 165 89.94 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 84 52.37 50.43
Diabetes Rate 157 42.14 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 50 86.74 81.94
Number of Caregivers 99 73.91 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 58 84.68 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 195 29.79 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 84 67.15 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 198 61.98 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 106 21.18 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 209 43.69 55.90
Total bank deposits 170 1.07 1.72
Tax burden 89 79.69 72.59
Dependency Ratio 8 86.18 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 104 71.23 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 97 39.67 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 215 27.89 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 93 63.55 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 175 10.64 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 159 42.45 47.00
Median Rental Price 139 69.92 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 203 41.53 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 33 40.84 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 87 75.81 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 207 3.24 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 184 8.67 15.92
Cost of assisted living 78 75.10 70.12
Nursing-home rating 94 35.90 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 103 85.71 84.74
Cost of adult day services 187 50.00 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 51 68.70 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 81 11.34 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 45 73.39 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 225 2.51 9.69
College Enrollment 7 77.38 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 134 69.59 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 16 33.69 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 68 64.96 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 7 46.74 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 227 43.22 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 30 93.30 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 215 31.50 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 70 19.91 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 90 63.63 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 227 11.47 25.07
Number of YMCAs 123 9.60 12.40
Funding for Seniors 92 23.70 25.37