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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Flint, MI
#187
OVERALL RANKING

Flint, MI


SCORE: 76.58

#193
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 77.23
 
#179
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 77.97
 
Percent of Population 65+:  14.67%
Population 65+:  61,310
Total Population:  417,791

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 228 69.34 75.28 -7.89 %
Health Care 136 38.89 42.45 -8.39 %
Wellness 218 75.92 81.88 -7.28 %
Financial 43 83.01 77.72 6.81 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
96 73.61 69.85 5.38 %
Employment / Education 241 44.19 59.20 -25.35 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
105 64.86 64.90 -.06 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
190 47.00 54.20 -13.28 %
(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 7 78.36 52.43
Crime Rate 217 32.97 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 234 74.10 80.02
Unemployment Rate 202 31.37 41.03
Income Distribution 133 85.41 85.72
Weather 203 40.09 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 61 13.41 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 108 14.04 15.54
Number of hospital beds 167 26.12 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 134 55.44 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 252 .00 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 116 23.48 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 208 19.46 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 18 75.00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 212 7.03 13.47
Number of psychologists 179 13.89 21.04
Number of nurses 89 25.65 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 93 38.43 35.67
ER Wait Times 222 16.30 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 27 96.05 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 241 39.52 50.43
Diabetes Rate 232 34.78 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 112 82.79 81.94
Number of Caregivers 80 74.38 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 173 78.81 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 197 29.52 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 142 61.23 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 214 59.95 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 94 23.10 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 200 45.06 55.90
Total bank deposits 233 .71 1.72
Tax burden 110 74.94 72.59
Dependency Ratio 175 58.81 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 246 65.94 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 111 37.59 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 242 21.27 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 238 57.73 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 1 100.00 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 4 80.85 47.00
Median Rental Price 83 75.25 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 116 49.53 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 201 15.34 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 167 61.04 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 69 10.45 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 50 23.07 15.92
Cost of assisted living 133 68.86 70.12
Nursing-home rating 168 26.04 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 148 83.78 84.74
Cost of adult day services 199 48.15 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 246 33.60 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 110 8.86 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 219 64.80 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 100 7.58 9.69
College Enrollment 109 24.64 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 231 60.16 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 31 21.39 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 116 63.39 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 244 5.57 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 22 69.02 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 214 77.59 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 107 40.70 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 235 7.10 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 121 61.75 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 125 22.29 25.07
Number of YMCAs 204 3.28 12.40
Funding for Seniors 106 23.66 25.37