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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Fond du Lac, WI
#183
OVERALL RANKING

Fond du Lac, WI


SCORE: 76.80

#210
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 76.57
 
#147
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 79.17
 
Percent of Population 65+:  15.70%
Population 65+:  15,972
Total Population:  101,715

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 93 76.08 75.28 1.06 %
Health Care 127 40.38 42.45 -4.88 %
Wellness 112 82.08 81.88 0.24 %
Financial 218 72.09 77.72 -7.24 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
116 71.12 69.85 1.82 %
Employment / Education 239 44.37 59.20 -25.05 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
150 62.63 64.90 -3.50 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
53 59.64 54.20 10.04 %
(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 100 55.43 52.43
Crime Rate 12 76.38 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 196 77.00 80.02
Unemployment Rate 75 45.21 41.03
Income Distribution 1 100.00 85.72
Weather 226 38.79 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 231 6.17 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 183 10.31 15.54
Number of hospital beds 211 18.92 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 236 33.33 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 185 53.99 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 252 .00 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 15 62.17 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 43 51.61 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 6 57.38 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 32 33.24 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 252 .00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 170 9.32 13.47
Number of psychologists 128 18.38 21.04
Number of nurses 174 19.10 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 144 30.75 35.67
ER Wait Times 23 44.12 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 13 97.37 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 177 45.32 50.43
Diabetes Rate 70 50.72 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 134 80.40 81.94
Number of Caregivers 244 46.93 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 58 84.68 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 72 47.63 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 114 64.23 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 204 61.01 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 47 33.14 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 147 53.13 55.90
Total bank deposits 68 1.40 1.72
Tax burden 198 59.96 72.59
Dependency Ratio 131 61.01 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 96 71.57 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 58 44.84 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 134 36.53 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 202 59.81 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 164 11.69 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 118 47.00 47.00
Median Rental Price 66 77.37 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 114 49.72 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 104 27.36 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 179 60.52 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 235 1.89 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 26 31.75 15.92
Cost of assisted living 118 70.74 70.12
Nursing-home rating 116 33.05 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 79 87.16 84.74
Cost of adult day services 103 61.90 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 210 45.67 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 230 3.77 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 207 65.72 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 224 2.55 9.69
College Enrollment 227 16.44 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 77 74.75 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 221 2.57 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 210 58.70 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 70 21.34 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 229 42.52 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 17 95.25 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 67 43.55 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 226 8.89 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 22 86.57 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 93 26.92 25.07
Number of YMCAs 81 13.03 12.40
Funding for Seniors 130 23.51 25.37