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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Cedar Rapids, IA
#67
OVERALL RANKING

Cedar Rapids, IA


SCORE: 82.15

#80
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 82.60
 
#85
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 82.20
 
Percent of Population 65+:  14.20%
Population 65+:  37,141
Total Population:  261,628

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 85 76.68 75.28 1.86 %
Health Care 101 43.02 42.45 1.34 %
Wellness 43 86.88 81.88 6.11 %
Financial 160 75.56 77.72 -2.78 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
60 76.01 69.85 8.82 %
Employment / Education 84 62.51 59.20 5.59 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
158 62.43 64.90 -3.81 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
37 65.16 54.20 20.22 %
(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 136 51.16 52.43
Crime Rate 58 57.25 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 45 83.80 80.02
Unemployment Rate 27 55.42 41.03
Income Distribution 42 90.66 85.72
Weather 197 40.71 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 67 12.98 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 197 9.84 15.54
Number of hospital beds 146 28.72 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 200 60.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 13 82.78 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 252 .00 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 32 50.85 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 140 31.57 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 52 27.31 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 71 40.00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 35 20.00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 167 9.51 13.47
Number of psychologists 193 12.54 21.04
Number of nurses 96 25.06 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 127 33.12 35.67
ER Wait Times 120 26.32 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 106 92.21 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 94 51.78 50.43
Diabetes Rate 75 50.35 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 212 73.97 81.94
Number of Caregivers 219 59.85 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 51 85.06 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 51 52.19 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 96 66.47 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 45 90.25 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 54 30.81 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 68 64.29 55.90
Total bank deposits 46 1.55 1.72
Tax burden 137 71.73 72.59
Dependency Ratio 141 60.52 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 117 70.91 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 121 36.20 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 162 33.29 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 69 64.64 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 130 14.57 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 185 38.78 47.00
Median Rental Price 45 80.21 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 162 46.55 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 96 27.79 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 40 89.24 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 101 7.92 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 126 12.93 15.92
Cost of assisted living 31 81.29 70.12
Nursing-home rating 145 29.79 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 159 83.52 84.74
Cost of adult day services 32 75.00 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 49 68.78 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 65 13.43 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 56 72.73 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 129 5.75 9.69
College Enrollment 122 24.09 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 68 76.65 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 135 6.86 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 129 63.04 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 98 17.20 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 197 47.18 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 108 86.58 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 133 39.37 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 123 15.17 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 16 89.28 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 17 45.67 25.07
Number of YMCAs 178 5.32 12.40
Funding for Seniors 17 25.91 25.37