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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Muskegon, MI
#244
OVERALL RANKING

Muskegon, MI


SCORE: 72.89

#249
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 72.59
 
#246
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 73.87
 
Percent of Population 65+:  14.40%
Population 65+:  24,490
Total Population:  170,112

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 240 67.66 75.28 -10.12 %
Health Care 185 34.51 42.45 -18.70 %
Wellness 106 82.60 81.88 0.88 %
Financial 235 70.03 77.72 -9.89 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
84 74.50 69.85 6.66 %
Employment / Education 246 42.30 59.20 -28.55 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
238 56.61 64.90 -12.77 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
121 52.12 54.20 -3.84 %
(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 25 69.04 52.43
Crime Rate 218 32.92 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 195 77.04 80.02
Unemployment Rate 185 33.76 41.03
Income Distribution 101 87.41 85.72
Weather 239 37.67 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 84 12.38 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 226 8.16 15.54
Number of hospital beds 180 24.41 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 142 19.41 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 136 32.15 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 252 .00 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 252 .00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 181 8.72 13.47
Number of psychologists 201 11.49 21.04
Number of nurses 126 22.64 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 213 20.88 35.67
ER Wait Times 8 55.56 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 29 96.02 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 238 40.24 50.43
Diabetes Rate 215 36.24 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 112 82.79 81.94
Number of Caregivers 80 74.38 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 167 79.36 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 128 38.84 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 133 61.90 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 212 60.28 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 6 57.41 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 218 41.76 55.90
Total bank deposits 240 .64 1.72
Tax burden 110 74.94 72.59
Dependency Ratio 163 59.37 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 218 67.87 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 143 33.76 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 242 21.27 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 203 59.77 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 115 16.36 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 8 72.90 47.00
Median Rental Price 40 80.59 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 125 49.16 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 112 26.59 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 167 61.04 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 58 11.54 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 85 16.35 15.92
Cost of assisted living 133 68.86 70.12
Nursing-home rating 116 33.05 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 179 82.15 84.74
Cost of adult day services 199 48.15 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 235 38.81 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 236 3.55 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 215 65.21 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 223 2.56 9.69
College Enrollment 185 19.78 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 148 68.64 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 118 7.52 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 116 63.39 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 203 9.73 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 179 49.26 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 236 73.51 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 124 39.92 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 114 15.75 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 121 61.75 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 80 28.85 25.07
Number of YMCAs 149 8.12 12.40
Funding for Seniors 106 23.66 25.37