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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Elkhart-Goshen, IN
#235
OVERALL RANKING

Elkhart-Goshen, IN


SCORE: 73.49

#233
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 74.37
 
#238
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 74.60
 
Percent of Population 65+:  12.76%
Population 65+:  25,424
Total Population:  199,258

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 209 70.53 75.28 -6.31 %
Health Care 222 30.55 42.45 -28.03 %
Wellness 166 79.13 81.88 -3.36 %
Financial 205 72.91 77.72 -6.19 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
124 70.33 69.85 0.69 %
Employment / Education 188 50.57 59.20 -14.58 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
186 60.42 64.90 -6.90 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
145 50.24 54.20 -7.31 %
(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 90 58.06 52.43
Crime Rate 65 56.04 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 245 72.23 80.02
Unemployment Rate 206 31.00 41.03
Income Distribution 49 90.38 85.72
Weather 172 42.70 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 165 8.70 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 225 8.38 15.54
Number of hospital beds 193 21.57 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 236 33.33 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 154 17.66 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 232 14.58 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 102 19.06 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 80 33.33 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 11 33.33 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 112 12.32 13.47
Number of psychologists 140 17.43 21.04
Number of nurses 175 19.08 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 217 20.16 35.67
ER Wait Times 33 39.47 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 132 91.34 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 93 51.81 50.43
Diabetes Rate 97 47.12 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 50 86.74 81.94
Number of Caregivers 99 73.91 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 94 82.68 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 164 33.16 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 68 69.56 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 243 40.09 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 96 22.43 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 113 56.99 55.90
Total bank deposits 199 .91 1.72
Tax burden 89 79.69 72.59
Dependency Ratio 235 54.60 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 151 69.99 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 141 34.08 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 215 27.89 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 242 57.49 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 143 13.23 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 72 54.64 47.00
Median Rental Price 94 74.40 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 170 46.00 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 72 31.96 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 87 75.81 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 216 2.90 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 171 9.45 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 163 83.34 84.74
Cost of adult day services 187 50.00 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 96 61.26 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 195 4.89 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 230 64.05 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 252 .75 9.69
College Enrollment 236 15.92 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 74 75.50 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 216 2.96 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 68 64.96 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 177 11.75 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 214 44.77 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 57 90.09 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 176 35.38 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 222 9.29 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 90 63.63 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 128 21.91 25.07
Number of YMCAs 19 29.46 12.40
Funding for Seniors 92 23.70 25.37