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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Grand Forks, ND-MN
#21
OVERALL RANKING

Grand Forks, ND-MN


SCORE: 87.33

#22
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 89.05
 
#31
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 85.62
 
Percent of Population 65+:  12.70%
Population 65+:  12,572
Total Population:  98,997

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 61 78.45 75.28 4.21 %
Health Care 66 48.69 42.45 14.70 %
Wellness 46 86.10 81.88 5.15 %
Financial 104 78.57 77.72 1.09 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
122 70.51 69.85 0.94 %
Employment / Education 9 83.81 59.20 41.57 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
64 68.60 64.90 5.70 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
11 76.60 54.20 41.33 %
(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 102 55.17 52.43
Crime Rate 41 62.15 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 29 85.23 80.02
Unemployment Rate 9 70.43 41.03
Income Distribution 220 80.04 85.72
Weather 248 36.30 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 138 9.82 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 41 19.13 15.54
Number of hospital beds 44 49.53 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 252 20.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 64 68.52 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 252 .00 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 71 35.63 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 153 29.41 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 23 38.46 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 29 60.00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 41 17.76 13.47
Number of psychologists 34 35.18 21.04
Number of nurses 66 27.85 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 12 65.84 35.67
ER Wait Times 91 28.85 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 35 95.38 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 156 47.39 50.43
Diabetes Rate 34 56.96 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 151 79.44 81.94
Number of Caregivers 191 65.21 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 154 80.02 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 94 44.49 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 97 66.42 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 53 89.41 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 49 32.34 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 63 65.02 55.90
Total bank deposits 19 1.88 1.72
Tax burden 217 56.89 72.59
Dependency Ratio 31 74.65 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 39 74.03 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 183 27.86 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 105 40.48 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 7 70.88 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 43 30.91 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 164 42.03 47.00
Median Rental Price 58 78.29 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 222 39.48 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 224 12.74 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 99 75.40 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 209 3.22 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 14 38.21 15.92
Cost of assisted living 19 84.56 70.12
Nursing-home rating 81 41.03 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 216 78.99 84.74
Cost of adult day services 214 46.71 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 19 78.26 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 12 36.10 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 88 70.89 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 91 8.28 9.69
College Enrollment 23 54.44 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 3 99.34 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 147 6.01 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 189 60.53 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 43 26.26 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 122 54.61 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 169 81.10 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 179 35.22 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 11 46.03 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 8 95.10 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 165 17.68 25.07
Number of YMCAs 67 14.86 12.40
Funding for Seniors 15 27.00 25.37