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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Janesville-Beloit, WI
#224
OVERALL RANKING

Janesville-Beloit, WI


SCORE: 74.52

#234
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 74.33
 
#236
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 74.72
 
Percent of Population 65+:  14.38%
Population 65+:  23,054
Total Population:  160,311

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 241 67.65 75.28 -10.14 %
Health Care 108 42.07 42.45 -.90 %
Wellness 162 79.19 81.88 -3.29 %
Financial 209 72.66 77.72 -6.51 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
130 69.95 69.85 0.14 %
Employment / Education 231 46.68 59.20 -21.15 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
245 54.87 64.90 -15.45 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
65 57.66 54.20 6.38 %
(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 97 56.30 52.43
Crime Rate 120 46.69 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 241 73.21 80.02
Unemployment Rate 165 35.22 41.03
Income Distribution 36 91.07 85.72
Weather 234 37.99 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 113 10.93 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 172 10.73 15.54
Number of hospital beds 204 20.36 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 165 66.67 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 16 61.83 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 46 51.21 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 2 74.87 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 252 .00 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 252 .00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 230 5.14 13.47
Number of psychologists 111 20.32 21.04
Number of nurses 130 22.30 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 197 23.30 35.67
ER Wait Times 38 38.79 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 50 94.51 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 149 47.60 50.43
Diabetes Rate 66 51.27 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 134 80.40 81.94
Number of Caregivers 244 46.93 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 162 79.61 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 145 35.72 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 49 72.46 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 246 39.76 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 23 40.64 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 188 47.73 55.90
Total bank deposits 177 1.04 1.72
Tax burden 198 59.96 72.59
Dependency Ratio 170 58.99 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 231 67.09 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 69 42.95 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 134 36.53 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 192 60.14 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 47 29.05 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 83 52.53 47.00
Median Rental Price 115 72.24 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 143 47.86 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 135 24.38 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 179 60.52 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 108 7.65 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 23 32.41 15.92
Cost of assisted living 118 70.74 70.12
Nursing-home rating 193 20.51 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 129 84.58 84.74
Cost of adult day services 103 61.90 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 208 46.18 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 133 7.51 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 189 66.74 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 176 4.21 9.69
College Enrollment 216 17.48 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 187 65.65 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 188 4.14 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 210 58.70 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 116 15.66 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 226 43.28 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 227 75.12 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 127 39.88 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 203 10.82 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 22 86.57 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 163 17.87 25.07
Number of YMCAs 140 8.62 12.40
Funding for Seniors 130 23.51 25.37