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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Lima, OH
#98
OVERALL RANKING

Lima, OH


SCORE: 80.41

#141
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 79.49
 
#92
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 81.93
 
Percent of Population 65+:  15.29%
Population 65+:  16,102
Total Population:  105,329

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 223 69.70 75.28 -7.41 %
Health Care 19 60.70 42.45 42.99 %
Wellness 233 75.26 81.88 -8.09 %
Financial 187 73.90 77.72 -4.92 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
40 78.57 69.85 12.48 %
Employment / Education 200 49.03 59.20 -17.18 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
68 68.19 64.90 5.07 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
68 57.45 54.20 6.00 %
(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 63 60.71 52.43
Crime Rate 189 36.15 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 200 76.93 80.02
Unemployment Rate 141 38.14 41.03
Income Distribution 138 85.08 85.72
Weather 195 40.80 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 21 19.16 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 89 14.64 15.54
Number of hospital beds 10 63.33 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 200 50.51 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 4 65.99 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 86 30.42 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 47 50.46 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 5 65.13 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 252 .00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 21 22.79 13.47
Number of psychologists 191 12.59 21.04
Number of nurses 14 42.97 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 209 21.14 35.67
ER Wait Times 42 37.50 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 74 93.33 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 245 38.35 50.43
Diabetes Rate 205 37.19 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 162 79.21 81.94
Number of Caregivers 120 72.89 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 191 77.42 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 60 50.18 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 248 43.49 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 251 39.44 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 31 37.93 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 105 57.65 55.90
Total bank deposits 95 1.31 1.72
Tax burden 131 73.68 72.59
Dependency Ratio 182 58.26 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 188 68.74 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 84 41.17 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 210 28.74 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 230 58.40 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 94 19.41 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 39 61.46 47.00
Median Rental Price 34 80.96 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 102 50.09 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 43 39.36 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 130 69.46 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 37 15.16 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 160 9.94 15.92
Cost of assisted living 156 67.06 70.12
Nursing-home rating 84 39.56 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 106 85.54 84.74
Cost of adult day services 55 69.64 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 224 42.20 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 137 7.31 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 217 64.97 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 213 2.87 9.69
College Enrollment 63 31.94 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 56 78.24 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 209 3.22 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 135 62.76 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 147 13.73 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 15 71.86 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 134 84.74 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 83 42.40 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 134 14.50 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 132 60.80 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 46 33.88 25.07
Number of YMCAs 7 50.98 12.40
Funding for Seniors 71 23.90 25.37