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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Fort Wayne, IN
#138
OVERALL RANKING

Fort Wayne, IN


SCORE: 79.03

#151
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 79.17
 
#144
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 79.20
 
Percent of Population 65+:  12.92%
Population 65+:  54,469
Total Population:  421,526

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 187 71.78 75.28 -4.65 %
Health Care 70 48.01 42.45 13.10 %
Wellness 130 80.87 81.88 -1.23 %
Financial 154 75.95 77.72 -2.28 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
59 76.05 69.85 8.88 %
Employment / Education 145 55.50 59.20 -6.25 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
225 57.87 64.90 -10.83 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
148 49.99 54.20 -7.77 %
(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 84 58.84 52.43
Crime Rate 108 47.82 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 173 77.95 80.02
Unemployment Rate 158 36.02 41.03
Income Distribution 59 89.47 85.72
Weather 172 42.70 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 89 12.11 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 81 15.05 15.54
Number of hospital beds 57 45.28 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 114 90.91 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 168 54.12 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 17.82 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 108 24.87 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 88 41.08 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 146 8.94 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 108 27.27 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 89 13.64 13.47
Number of psychologists 182 13.09 21.04
Number of nurses 35 32.53 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 68 43.44 35.67
ER Wait Times 47 36.59 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 115 91.88 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 165 46.71 50.43
Diabetes Rate 155 42.17 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 50 86.74 81.94
Number of Caregivers 99 73.91 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 100 82.45 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 41 54.34 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 58 71.26 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 240 40.21 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 92 23.29 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 67 64.68 55.90
Total bank deposits 134 1.17 1.72
Tax burden 89 79.69 72.59
Dependency Ratio 186 58.16 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 163 69.54 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 94 39.98 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 215 27.89 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 185 60.42 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 112 16.98 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 80 52.88 47.00
Median Rental Price 40 80.59 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 183 44.32 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 26 43.68 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 87 75.81 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 79 9.50 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 150 10.29 15.92
Cost of assisted living 78 75.10 70.12
Nursing-home rating 14 61.54 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 228 77.73 84.74
Cost of adult day services 187 50.00 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 81 62.86 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 138 7.28 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 184 66.97 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 196 3.64 9.69
College Enrollment 141 22.24 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 87 73.66 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 129 7.21 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 68 64.96 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 225 8.15 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 195 47.46 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 204 78.29 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 171 35.84 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 140 14.27 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 90 63.63 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 146 19.54 25.07
Number of YMCAs 115 10.38 12.40
Funding for Seniors 92 23.70 25.37