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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Columbus, IN
#172
OVERALL RANKING

Columbus, IN


SCORE: 77.15

#160
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 78.82
 
#176
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 78.13
 
Percent of Population 65+:  14.37%
Population 65+:  11,349
Total Population:  78,966

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 132 74.68 75.28 -.80 %
Health Care 181 34.92 42.45 -17.74 %
Wellness 176 78.38 81.88 -4.27 %
Financial 125 77.34 77.72 -.49 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
168 66.57 69.85 -4.70 %
Employment / Education 99 59.43 59.20 0.39 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
104 64.87 64.90 -.05 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
128 51.47 54.20 -5.04 %
(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 87 58.52 52.43
Crime Rate 161 40.36 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 10 87.65 80.02
Unemployment Rate 68 46.34 41.03
Income Distribution 36 91.07 85.72
Weather 176 42.47 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 118 10.77 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 103 14.26 15.54
Number of hospital beds 159 27.49 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 121 34.66 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 49 16.71 13.47
Number of psychologists 20 41.27 21.04
Number of nurses 165 19.91 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 115 35.10 35.67
ER Wait Times 166 22.06 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 24 96.25 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 172 46.25 50.43
Diabetes Rate 137 43.73 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 50 86.74 81.94
Number of Caregivers 99 73.91 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 179 78.48 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 93 44.62 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 195 56.51 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 195 62.65 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 211 11.26 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 100 59.21 55.90
Total bank deposits 124 1.20 1.72
Tax burden 89 79.69 72.59
Dependency Ratio 190 57.98 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 102 71.37 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 57 45.04 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 215 27.89 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 49 65.72 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 123 15.42 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 132 45.09 47.00
Median Rental Price 164 66.04 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 125 49.16 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 123 25.57 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 87 75.81 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 165 4.98 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 136 11.76 15.92
Cost of assisted living 78 75.10 70.12
Nursing-home rating 154 27.35 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 62 88.53 84.74
Cost of adult day services 187 50.00 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 35 72.19 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 88 10.22 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 211 65.44 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 249 1.08 9.69
College Enrollment 146 21.90 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 65 77.04 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 57 13.52 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 68 64.96 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 162 12.76 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 134 53.63 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 127 85.32 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 129 39.86 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 241 5.99 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 90 63.63 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 188 15.55 25.07
Number of YMCAs 6 52.52 12.40
Funding for Seniors 92 23.70 25.37