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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Michigan City-La Porte, IN
#241
OVERALL RANKING

Michigan City-La Porte, IN


SCORE: 73.07

#246
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 73.30
 
#248
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 73.50
 
Percent of Population 65+:  14.88%
Population 65+:  16,543
Total Population:  111,197

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 248 66.01 75.28 -12.31 %
Health Care 145 37.78 42.45 -11.00 %
Wellness 239 74.83 81.88 -8.61 %
Financial 201 72.97 77.72 -6.11 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
137 69.03 69.85 -1.17 %
Employment / Education 225 47.52 59.20 -19.73 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
215 58.46 64.90 -9.92 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
58 58.62 54.20 8.15 %
(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 122 52.88 52.43
Crime Rate 149 42.43 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 230 74.44 80.02
Unemployment Rate 215 29.64 41.03
Income Distribution 40 90.87 85.72
Weather 208 39.74 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 180 8.09 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 219 8.74 15.54
Number of hospital beds 124 30.73 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 213 50.00 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 90 29.21 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 178 24.21 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 37 31.31 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 38 50.00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 4 50.00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 98 13.12 13.47
Number of psychologists 214 9.21 21.04
Number of nurses 205 16.59 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 222 19.74 35.67
ER Wait Times 134 24.59 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 113 91.97 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 199 43.86 50.43
Diabetes Rate 164 41.59 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 50 86.74 81.94
Number of Caregivers 99 73.91 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 180 78.43 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 226 23.77 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 143 61.21 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 248 39.67 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 61 28.70 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 220 41.50 55.90
Total bank deposits 139 1.16 1.72
Tax burden 89 79.69 72.59
Dependency Ratio 109 62.44 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 210 68.12 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 204 25.94 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 215 27.89 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 180 60.77 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 74 22.46 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 79 52.97 47.00
Median Rental Price 79 75.58 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 58 54.00 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 133 24.56 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 87 75.81 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 237 1.85 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 165 9.68 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 47 89.25 84.74
Cost of adult day services 187 50.00 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 141 55.19 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 203 4.48 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 250 58.89 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 233 2.12 9.69
College Enrollment 200 18.25 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 212 62.66 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 252 .48 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 68 64.96 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 223 8.22 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 159 51.05 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 77 88.49 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 101 41.26 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 175 12.54 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 90 63.63 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 24 43.39 25.07
Number of YMCAs 10 48.91 12.40
Funding for Seniors 92 23.70 25.37