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Best Cities for Successful Aging | La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN
#39
OVERALL RANKING

La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN


SCORE: 84.97

#46
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 85.04
 
#40
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 84.72
 
Percent of Population 65+:  14.64%
Population 65+:  19,766
Total Population:  135,019

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 101 75.69 75.28 0.54 %
Health Care 13 61.97 42.45 45.98 %
Wellness 65 84.93 81.88 3.72 %
Financial 207 72.87 77.72 -6.24 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
132 69.39 69.85 -.66 %
Employment / Education 54 67.20 59.20 13.51 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
84 66.90 64.90 3.08 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
32 68.12 54.20 25.68 %
(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 103 54.90 52.43
Crime Rate 54 57.84 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 64 82.51 80.02
Unemployment Rate 30 54.37 41.03
Income Distribution 80 88.16 85.72
Weather 232 38.27 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 40 16.37 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 15 27.27 15.54
Number of hospital beds 153 28.11 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 111 56.86 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 252 .00 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 35 48.50 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 92 40.18 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 10 44.19 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 59 26.01 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 1 100.00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 46 16.95 13.47
Number of psychologists 25 38.26 21.04
Number of nurses 11 45.60 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 23 56.20 35.67
ER Wait Times 9 53.57 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 101 92.30 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 36 57.59 50.43
Diabetes Rate 30 57.47 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 131 80.64 81.94
Number of Caregivers 240 56.32 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 19 87.84 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 85 45.67 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 103 65.88 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 236 43.52 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 21 41.22 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 33 68.81 55.90
Total bank deposits 99 1.29 1.72
Tax burden 215 57.74 72.59
Dependency Ratio 54 67.63 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 88 71.88 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 150 32.46 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 123 37.12 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 67 64.67 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 201 8.21 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 138 44.98 47.00
Median Rental Price 100 73.77 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 154 47.11 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 51 37.98 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 156 61.84 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 97 8.22 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 45 24.30 15.92
Cost of assisted living 87 74.98 70.12
Nursing-home rating 147 28.90 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 240 76.26 84.74
Cost of adult day services 137 58.21 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 113 59.33 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 25 25.32 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 136 69.23 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 98 7.64 9.69
College Enrollment 39 41.18 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 25 82.97 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 53 14.85 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 232 58.03 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 35 27.09 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 224 43.38 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 62 89.75 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 110 40.60 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 49 21.99 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 14 91.79 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 33 39.04 25.07
Number of YMCAs 117 10.15 12.40
Funding for Seniors 142 23.45 25.37