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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Monroe, MI
#185
OVERALL RANKING

Monroe, MI


SCORE: 76.79

#163
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 78.72
 
#229
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 75.37
 
Percent of Population 65+:  14.60%
Population 65+:  22,036
Total Population:  150,923

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 217 70.11 75.28 -6.87 %
Health Care 236 27.94 42.45 -34.18 %
Wellness 48 86.04 81.88 5.08 %
Financial 149 76.23 77.72 -1.92 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
178 65.76 69.85 -5.86 %
Employment / Education 64 65.40 59.20 10.47 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
203 59.51 64.90 -8.31 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
51 59.71 54.20 10.17 %
(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 85 58.80 52.43
Crime Rate 90 50.53 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 225 74.83 80.02
Unemployment Rate 150 37.10 41.03
Income Distribution 16 93.33 85.72
Weather 216 39.69 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 243 5.49 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 251 5.26 15.54
Number of hospital beds 249 10.30 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 134 55.44 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 252 .00 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 128 21.72 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 219 18.00 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 69 23.30 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 252 .00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 247 3.25 13.47
Number of psychologists 101 21.42 21.04
Number of nurses 246 10.34 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 205 21.80 35.67
ER Wait Times 4 62.50 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 191 88.86 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 218 42.46 50.43
Diabetes Rate 185 39.51 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 112 82.79 81.94
Number of Caregivers 80 74.38 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 141 80.64 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 112 40.86 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 61 70.44 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 209 60.57 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 3 71.93 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 245 31.38 55.90
Total bank deposits 199 .91 1.72
Tax burden 110 74.94 72.59
Dependency Ratio 120 61.72 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 244 65.99 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 28 50.43 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 242 21.27 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 206 59.60 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 18 49.64 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 93 51.22 47.00
Median Rental Price 167 65.62 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 102 50.09 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 145 22.98 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 167 61.04 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 156 5.30 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 238 4.84 15.92
Cost of assisted living 133 68.86 70.12
Nursing-home rating 29 54.21 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 183 81.76 84.74
Cost of adult day services 199 48.15 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 200 47.86 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 6 62.98 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 140 69.08 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 180 4.16 9.69
College Enrollment 188 19.70 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 207 63.45 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 106 8.46 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 116 63.39 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 237 7.06 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 170 50.15 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 92 87.51 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 114 40.49 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 252 3.11 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 121 61.75 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 16 45.73 25.07
Number of YMCAs 1 100.00 12.40
Funding for Seniors 106 23.66 25.37