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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Kokomo, IN
#136
OVERALL RANKING

Kokomo, IN


SCORE: 79.20

#129
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 80.06
 
#124
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 80.10
 
Percent of Population 65+:  17.30%
Population 65+:  14,342
Total Population:  82,891

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 175 72.50 75.28 -3.69 %
Health Care 167 36.02 42.45 -15.15 %
Wellness 187 78.01 81.88 -4.73 %
Financial 7 88.65 77.72 14.06 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
69 75.33 69.85 7.85 %
Employment / Education 230 46.70 59.20 -21.11 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
135 63.27 64.90 -2.51 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
89 55.19 54.20 1.83 %
(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 20 71.14 52.43
Crime Rate 103 48.20 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 228 74.62 80.02
Unemployment Rate 197 32.16 41.03
Income Distribution 111 86.52 85.72
Weather 176 42.47 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 27 18.09 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 207 9.26 15.54
Number of hospital beds 143 28.90 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 252 .00 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 26 60.62 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 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 210 7.29 13.47
Number of psychologists 207 10.04 21.04
Number of nurses 112 23.52 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 66 43.58 35.67
ER Wait Times 250 10.34 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 36 95.28 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 249 37.41 50.43
Diabetes Rate 218 36.02 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 50 86.74 81.94
Number of Caregivers 99 73.91 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 145 80.48 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 46 53.14 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 236 50.13 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 202 61.07 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 97 22.42 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 85 61.54 55.90
Total bank deposits 185 .99 1.72
Tax burden 89 79.69 72.59
Dependency Ratio 231 55.41 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 231 67.09 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 1 100.00 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 215 27.89 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 249 54.40 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 10 63.89 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 13 69.78 47.00
Median Rental Price 21 83.41 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 44 55.68 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 55 36.42 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 87 75.81 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 106 7.76 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 231 5.58 15.92
Cost of assisted living 78 75.10 70.12
Nursing-home rating 217 10.26 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 210 79.62 84.74
Cost of adult day services 187 50.00 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 245 35.10 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 140 7.19 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 2 87.59 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 246 1.56 9.69
College Enrollment 208 17.83 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 87 73.66 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 164 5.32 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 68 64.96 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 171 12.00 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 47 64.14 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 217 77.28 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 28 47.98 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 149 13.86 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 90 63.63 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 63 31.50 25.07
Number of YMCAs 64 15.31 12.40
Funding for Seniors 92 23.70 25.37