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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Champaign-Urbana, IL
#41
OVERALL RANKING

Champaign-Urbana, IL


SCORE: 84.90

#32
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 87.35
 
#46
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 84.43
 
Percent of Population 65+:  11.55%
Population 65+:  27,019
Total Population:  233,943

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 234 68.66 75.28 -8.79 %
Health Care 63 49.04 42.45 15.52 %
Wellness 68 84.68 81.88 3.42 %
Financial 76 80.48 77.72 3.55 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
169 66.44 69.85 -4.88 %
Employment / Education 33 74.53 59.20 25.90 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
4 88.53 64.90 36.41 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
101 54.37 54.20 0.31 %
(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 182 44.25 52.43
Crime Rate 112 47.32 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 210 76.28 80.02
Unemployment Rate 153 36.91 41.03
Income Distribution 198 81.62 85.72
Weather 174 42.60 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 45 15.96 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 36 19.83 15.54
Number of hospital beds 161 27.19 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 37 47.67 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 96 39.26 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 8 51.67 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 168 9.49 13.47
Number of psychologists 157 15.70 21.04
Number of nurses 78 26.76 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 91 38.96 35.67
ER Wait Times 74 31.25 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 150 90.53 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 101 51.19 50.43
Diabetes Rate 85 48.90 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 171 78.72 81.94
Number of Caregivers 150 69.21 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 42 85.72 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 58 50.83 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 172 58.07 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 49 89.78 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 123 18.93 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 124 55.29 55.90
Total bank deposits 42 1.64 1.72
Tax burden 207 58.18 72.59
Dependency Ratio 18 81.48 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 107 71.16 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 64 43.64 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 79 49.22 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 91 63.57 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 38 32.83 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 194 37.87 47.00
Median Rental Price 156 67.92 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 230 37.43 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 31 41.05 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 49 80.57 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 239 1.67 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 215 6.91 15.92
Cost of assisted living 205 61.04 70.12
Nursing-home rating 126 30.77 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 94 86.25 84.74
Cost of adult day services 145 56.52 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 63 66.40 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 178 5.51 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 204 65.95 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 75 9.45 9.69
College Enrollment 11 72.53 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 31 81.18 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 4 72.47 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 77 64.91 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 6 48.99 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 189 48.15 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 32 93.27 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 212 32.03 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 153 13.71 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 111 62.69 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 23 43.43 25.07
Number of YMCAs 22 26.44 12.40
Funding for Seniors 48 24.82 25.37