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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN
#137
OVERALL RANKING

Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN


SCORE: 79.05

#83
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 82.30
 
#170
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 78.31
 
Percent of Population 65+:  10.82%
Population 65+:  22,379
Total Population:  206,761

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 204 70.74 75.28 -6.03 %
Health Care 246 25.81 42.45 -39.20 %
Wellness 159 79.31 81.88 -3.14 %
Financial 25 84.34 77.72 8.52 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
162 67.17 69.85 -3.84 %
Employment / Education 45 71.81 59.20 21.30 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
24 72.72 64.90 12.05 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
104 53.82 54.20 -.70 %
(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 139 50.94 52.43
Crime Rate 92 50.22 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 46 83.79 80.02
Unemployment Rate 119 39.95 41.03
Income Distribution 155 84.09 85.72
Weather 208 39.74 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 101 11.28 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 107 14.08 15.54
Number of hospital beds 171 25.65 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 246 25.00 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 230 15.34 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 93 20.28 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 252 .00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 209 7.43 13.47
Number of psychologists 203 11.07 21.04
Number of nurses 169 19.55 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 121 34.54 35.67
ER Wait Times 59 34.09 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 192 88.83 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 86 52.30 50.43
Diabetes Rate 161 41.92 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 50 86.74 81.94
Number of Caregivers 99 73.91 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 127 81.30 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 177 31.95 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 107 65.28 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 196 62.41 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 123 18.93 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 169 50.81 55.90
Total bank deposits 187 .98 1.72
Tax burden 89 79.69 72.59
Dependency Ratio 19 80.09 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 69 72.85 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 4 82.72 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 215 27.89 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 82 63.97 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 118 16.07 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 98 50.39 47.00
Median Rental Price 147 68.91 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 232 37.24 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 117 25.93 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 87 75.81 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 220 2.61 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 142 10.73 15.92
Cost of assisted living 78 75.10 70.12
Nursing-home rating 154 27.35 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 116 85.11 84.74
Cost of adult day services 187 50.00 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 110 59.50 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 196 4.87 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 22 75.21 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 226 2.40 9.69
College Enrollment 12 71.29 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 47 78.65 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 12 41.92 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 68 64.96 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 24 30.93 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 244 35.74 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 33 93.20 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 227 30.02 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 53 21.49 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 90 63.63 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 43 34.80 25.07
Number of YMCAs 154 7.75 12.40
Funding for Seniors 92 23.70 25.37