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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Dubuque, IA
#25
OVERALL RANKING

Dubuque, IA


SCORE: 86.42

#40
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 85.55
 
#15
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 87.91
 
Percent of Population 65+:  15.64%
Population 65+:  14,863
Total Population:  95,062

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 37 80.43 75.28 6.84 %
Health Care 22 59.08 42.45 39.18 %
Wellness 20 91.09 81.88 11.25 %
Financial 179 74.14 77.72 -4.61 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
73 75.08 69.85 7.49 %
Employment / Education 151 54.55 59.20 -7.85 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
46 69.85 64.90 7.63 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
16 72.95 54.20 34.59 %
(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 110 54.32 52.43
Crime Rate 23 68.44 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 20 85.91 80.02
Unemployment Rate 18 62.17 41.03
Income Distribution 80 88.16 85.72
Weather 223 38.99 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 16 20.75 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 92 14.59 15.54
Number of hospital beds 80 38.90 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 165 66.67 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 1 100.00 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 9 82.99 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 11 33.33 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 69 14.98 13.47
Number of psychologists 166 15.11 21.04
Number of nurses 62 28.16 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 51 47.00 35.67
ER Wait Times 21 45.45 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 6 98.03 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 71 53.21 50.43
Diabetes Rate 69 50.87 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 212 73.97 81.94
Number of Caregivers 219 59.85 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 52 85.03 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 15 64.87 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 134 61.85 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 47 90.20 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 14 44.43 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 29 70.27 55.90
Total bank deposits 12 2.07 1.72
Tax burden 137 71.73 72.59
Dependency Ratio 169 59.08 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 87 71.92 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 184 27.75 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 162 33.29 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 105 63.14 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 186 9.89 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 136 45.01 47.00
Median Rental Price 58 78.29 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 158 46.93 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 122 25.58 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 40 89.24 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 201 3.53 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 235 5.39 15.92
Cost of assisted living 31 81.29 70.12
Nursing-home rating 147 28.90 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 193 81.22 84.74
Cost of adult day services 32 75.00 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 125 57.57 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 180 5.35 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 119 69.82 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 132 5.67 9.69
College Enrollment 112 24.57 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 12 88.30 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 152 5.93 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 129 63.04 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 26 29.31 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 64 61.61 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 173 80.72 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 70 43.36 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 22 34.95 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 16 89.28 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 79 28.87 25.07
Number of YMCAs 73 13.97 12.40
Funding for Seniors 17 25.91 25.37