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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Jackson, MI
#228
OVERALL RANKING

Jackson, MI


SCORE: 74.18

#230
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 74.66
 
#225
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 75.63
 
Percent of Population 65+:  15.05%
Population 65+:  24,118
Total Population:  160,251

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 199 71.25 75.28 -5.35 %
Health Care 195 32.84 42.45 -22.64 %
Wellness 106 82.60 81.88 0.88 %
Financial 220 72.02 77.72 -7.33 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
131 69.51 69.85 -.49 %
Employment / Education 235 46.64 59.20 -21.22 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
175 61.78 64.90 -4.81 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
118 52.28 54.20 -3.54 %
(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 34 66.84 52.43
Crime Rate 53 58.00 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 217 75.70 80.02
Unemployment Rate 172 34.72 41.03
Income Distribution 92 87.69 85.72
Weather 236 37.85 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 113 10.93 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 246 6.49 15.54
Number of hospital beds 151 28.21 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 165 66.67 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 136 20.15 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 223 16.71 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 80 21.59 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 252 .00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 199 8.05 13.47
Number of psychologists 155 15.89 21.04
Number of nurses 48 29.70 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 159 28.72 35.67
ER Wait Times 177 20.83 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 77 93.29 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 234 41.12 50.43
Diabetes Rate 127 44.54 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 112 82.79 81.94
Number of Caregivers 80 74.38 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 158 79.94 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 130 38.48 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 41 73.99 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 205 61.00 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 20 41.35 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 187 47.74 55.90
Total bank deposits 225 .77 1.72
Tax burden 110 74.94 72.59
Dependency Ratio 124 61.51 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 242 66.32 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 116 36.54 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 242 21.27 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 199 59.89 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 69 23.62 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 15 68.44 47.00
Median Rental Price 114 72.34 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 62 53.45 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 137 24.00 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 167 61.04 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 81 9.43 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 199 7.75 15.92
Cost of assisted living 133 68.86 70.12
Nursing-home rating 173 24.91 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 197 80.73 84.74
Cost of adult day services 199 48.15 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 201 47.66 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 231 3.75 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 210 65.48 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 203 3.32 9.69
College Enrollment 179 20.28 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 192 65.37 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 158 5.54 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 116 63.39 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 167 12.42 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 92 57.35 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 138 84.36 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 92 41.74 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 190 11.53 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 121 61.75 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 54 32.42 25.07
Number of YMCAs 54 16.88 12.40
Funding for Seniors 106 23.66 25.37