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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Duluth, MN-WI
#88
OVERALL RANKING

Duluth, MN-WI


SCORE: 80.84

#127
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 80.08
 
#114
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 80.76
 
Percent of Population 65+:  16.11%
Population 65+:  45,028
Total Population:  279,579

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 224 69.69 75.28 -7.43 %
Health Care 44 53.30 42.45 25.56 %
Wellness 26 89.63 81.88 9.47 %
Financial 233 70.34 77.72 -9.50 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
112 71.75 69.85 2.72 %
Employment / Education 174 52.08 59.20 -12.03 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
105 64.86 64.90 -.06 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
28 68.87 54.20 27.07 %
(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 74 59.75 52.43
Crime Rate 132 44.89 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 105 80.45 80.02
Unemployment Rate 81 44.46 41.03
Income Distribution 56 89.60 85.72
Weather 250 34.01 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 37 16.95 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 59 16.52 15.54
Number of hospital beds 63 44.06 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 212 54.55 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 111 56.86 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 252 .00 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 50 44.69 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 18 64.95 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 31 20.72 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 27 35.80 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 108 27.27 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 47 16.75 13.47
Number of psychologists 5 55.02 21.04
Number of nurses 52 28.84 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 36 51.22 35.67
ER Wait Times 118 26.47 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 18 96.76 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 124 49.44 50.43
Diabetes Rate 57 52.60 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 131 80.64 81.94
Number of Caregivers 240 56.32 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 156 79.98 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 84 45.69 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 13 85.14 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 56 89.03 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 16 43.55 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 152 52.56 55.90
Total bank deposits 157 1.11 1.72
Tax burden 215 57.74 72.59
Dependency Ratio 64 65.96 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 158 69.63 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 130 35.27 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 123 37.12 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 135 62.01 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 198 8.31 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 87 52.37 47.00
Median Rental Price 48 79.85 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 102 50.09 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 79 30.78 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 156 61.84 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 142 5.68 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 15 37.34 15.92
Cost of assisted living 87 74.98 70.12
Nursing-home rating 216 14.36 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 238 76.72 84.74
Cost of adult day services 137 58.21 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 225 42.02 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 96 9.49 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 127 69.46 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 61 10.83 9.69
College Enrollment 67 30.86 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 68 76.65 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 45 16.24 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 232 58.03 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 42 26.36 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 188 48.34 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 189 79.81 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 60 44.66 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 37 25.01 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 14 91.79 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 52 33.16 25.07
Number of YMCAs 187 4.69 12.40
Funding for Seniors 142 23.45 25.37