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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Muncie, IN
#133
OVERALL RANKING

Muncie, IN


SCORE: 79.31

#105
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 81.02
 
#138
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 79.59
 
Percent of Population 65+:  15.33%
Population 65+:  18,000
Total Population:  117,423

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 185 71.91 75.28 -4.48 %
Health Care 187 34.21 42.45 -19.41 %
Wellness 128 81.27 81.88 -.74 %
Financial 127 77.30 77.72 -.54 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
54 76.41 69.85 9.39 %
Employment / Education 63 65.69 59.20 10.96 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
37 70.23 64.90 8.21 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
139 50.77 54.20 -6.33 %
(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 15 72.27 52.43
Crime Rate 144 43.34 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 162 78.73 80.02
Unemployment Rate 205 31.15 41.03
Income Distribution 132 85.67 85.72
Weather 176 42.47 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 94 11.65 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 78 15.28 15.54
Number of hospital beds 142 28.97 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 252 .00 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 190 22.60 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 46 29.17 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 38 50.00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 113 12.25 13.47
Number of psychologists 64 26.85 21.04
Number of nurses 114 23.43 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 123 33.89 35.67
ER Wait Times 142 23.44 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 54 94.31 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 223 42.21 50.43
Diabetes Rate 165 41.53 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 50 86.74 81.94
Number of Caregivers 99 73.91 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 174 78.77 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 33 56.27 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 99 66.34 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 206 60.85 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 102 21.84 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 114 56.88 55.90
Total bank deposits 163 1.10 1.72
Tax burden 89 79.69 72.59
Dependency Ratio 46 69.26 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 196 68.41 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 82 41.35 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 215 27.89 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 178 60.78 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 76 21.80 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 6 74.81 47.00
Median Rental Price 46 80.09 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 76 52.33 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 21 45.14 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 87 75.81 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 71 10.11 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 209 7.41 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 196 80.77 84.74
Cost of adult day services 187 50.00 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 91 61.51 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 122 8.13 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 244 61.46 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 107 6.92 9.69
College Enrollment 22 55.49 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 106 72.60 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 25 23.82 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 68 64.96 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 13 36.78 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 172 49.88 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 158 82.16 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 80 42.51 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 139 14.29 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 90 63.63 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 208 13.49 25.07
Number of YMCAs 101 11.42 12.40
Funding for Seniors 92 23.70 25.37