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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Kankakee, IL
#107
OVERALL RANKING

Kankakee, IL


SCORE: 80.13

#118
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 80.38
 
#140
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 79.45
 
Percent of Population 65+:  14.11%
Population 65+:  15,918
Total Population:  112,847

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 245 66.71 75.28 -11.38 %
Health Care 34 54.95 42.45 29.45 %
Wellness 54 85.49 81.88 4.41 %
Financial 158 75.68 77.72 -2.62 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
133 69.26 69.85 -.84 %
Employment / Education 142 55.78 59.20 -5.78 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
119 64.27 64.90 -.97 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
161 49.42 54.20 -8.82 %
(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 144 49.86 52.43
Crime Rate 104 48.16 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 103 80.63 80.02
Unemployment Rate 232 26.84 41.03
Income Distribution 54 89.87 85.72
Weather 208 39.74 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 223 6.48 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 224 8.39 15.54
Number of hospital beds 81 38.84 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 168 54.12 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 252 .00 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 23 59.14 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 54 48.95 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 7 53.52 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 252 .00 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 38 50.00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 4 50.00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 178 8.85 13.47
Number of psychologists 81 23.33 21.04
Number of nurses 58 28.35 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 151 29.62 35.67
ER Wait Times 120 26.32 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 88 92.80 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 186 44.41 50.43
Diabetes Rate 126 44.72 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 171 78.72 81.94
Number of Caregivers 150 69.21 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 119 81.72 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 39 54.64 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 111 64.61 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 58 88.56 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 53 31.87 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 146 53.27 55.90
Total bank deposits 90 1.33 1.72
Tax burden 207 58.18 72.59
Dependency Ratio 146 60.23 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 63 73.17 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 144 33.50 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 79 49.22 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 150 61.59 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 49 28.32 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 116 47.66 47.00
Median Rental Price 157 67.83 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 162 46.55 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 11 53.60 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 49 80.57 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 204 3.26 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 157 10.06 15.92
Cost of assisted living 205 61.04 70.12
Nursing-home rating 184 23.08 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 201 80.54 84.74
Cost of adult day services 145 56.52 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 105 60.25 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 152 6.34 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 102 70.40 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 184 4.06 9.69
College Enrollment 116 24.40 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 215 62.40 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 78 10.75 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 77 64.91 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 93 17.90 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 168 50.31 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 26 93.44 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 134 39.12 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 236 7.06 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 111 62.69 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 77 29.31 25.07
Number of YMCAs 88 12.36 12.40
Funding for Seniors 48 24.82 25.37