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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Lansing-East Lansing, MI
#158
OVERALL RANKING

Lansing-East Lansing, MI


SCORE: 78.15

#134
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 79.93
 
#139
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 79.55
 
Percent of Population 65+:  12.61%
Population 65+:  58,787
Total Population:  466,032

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 157 73.64 75.28 -2.18 %
Health Care 164 36.12 42.45 -14.91 %
Wellness 169 78.88 81.88 -3.66 %
Financial 152 76.11 77.72 -2.07 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
139 68.93 69.85 -1.32 %
Employment / Education 88 61.34 59.20 3.61 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
21 73.14 64.90 12.70 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
153 49.91 54.20 -7.92 %
(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 24 69.34 52.43
Crime Rate 51 58.14 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 158 78.79 80.02
Unemployment Rate 104 41.31 41.03
Income Distribution 176 83.15 85.72
Weather 236 37.85 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 56 13.75 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 99 14.40 15.54
Number of hospital beds 187 22.66 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 165 66.67 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 134 55.44 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 62 16.31 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 166 15.19 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 142 31.35 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 111 16.40 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 80 33.33 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 42 16.67 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 217 6.44 13.47
Number of psychologists 88 22.50 21.04
Number of nurses 150 20.95 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 77 41.27 35.67
ER Wait Times 196 18.94 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 111 92.11 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 176 45.43 50.43
Diabetes Rate 121 45.12 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 112 82.79 81.94
Number of Caregivers 80 74.38 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 78 83.38 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 171 32.13 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 131 62.15 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 201 61.23 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 103 21.39 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 172 50.17 55.90
Total bank deposits 209 .87 1.72
Tax burden 110 74.94 72.59
Dependency Ratio 34 72.76 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 194 68.42 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 24 51.67 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 242 21.27 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 209 59.49 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 70 23.54 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 23 65.42 47.00
Median Rental Price 144 69.46 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 197 42.64 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 229 12.31 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 167 61.04 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 87 8.98 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 46 24.06 15.92
Cost of assisted living 133 68.86 70.12
Nursing-home rating 111 33.93 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 138 84.30 84.74
Cost of adult day services 199 48.15 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 170 51.30 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 202 4.49 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 125 69.48 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 92 8.20 9.69
College Enrollment 24 52.19 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 124 70.56 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 13 38.79 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 116 63.39 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 56 24.55 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 98 57.04 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 140 83.93 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 180 34.98 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 131 14.54 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 121 61.75 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 78 29.22 25.07
Number of YMCAs 210 3.17 12.40
Funding for Seniors 106 23.66 25.37