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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Niles-Benton Harbor, MI
#214
OVERALL RANKING

Niles-Benton Harbor, MI


SCORE: 75.21

#226
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 75.51
 
#217
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 76.10
 
Percent of Population 65+:  16.88%
Population 65+:  26,331
Total Population:  155,946

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 238 67.83 75.28 -9.90 %
Health Care 120 41.36 42.45 -2.57 %
Wellness 180 78.20 81.88 -4.49 %
Financial 238 69.34 77.72 -10.78 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
117 71.05 69.85 1.72 %
Employment / Education 165 52.95 59.20 -10.56 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
91 65.72 64.90 1.26 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
77 56.23 54.20 3.75 %
(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 88 58.50 52.43
Crime Rate 139 43.85 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 218 75.65 80.02
Unemployment Rate 193 32.90 41.03
Income Distribution 150 84.41 85.72
Weather 208 39.74 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 121 10.64 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 169 10.96 15.54
Number of hospital beds 155 27.95 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 63 39.17 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 135 32.57 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 17 36.62 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 86 20.87 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 252 .00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 232 4.90 13.47
Number of psychologists 123 19.28 21.04
Number of nurses 188 18.06 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 49 47.16 35.67
ER Wait Times 39 38.46 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 33 95.42 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 244 38.46 50.43
Diabetes Rate 169 41.05 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 112 82.79 81.94
Number of Caregivers 80 74.38 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 101 82.42 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 139 36.72 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 81 67.64 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 249 39.55 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 43 34.53 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 124 55.29 55.90
Total bank deposits 196 .93 1.72
Tax burden 110 74.94 72.59
Dependency Ratio 218 56.24 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 159 69.57 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 220 24.14 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 242 21.27 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 210 59.47 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 166 11.46 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 91 51.82 47.00
Median Rental Price 30 81.97 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 42 55.87 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 130 24.73 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 167 61.04 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 212 3.07 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 87 16.22 15.92
Cost of assisted living 133 68.86 70.12
Nursing-home rating 57 44.44 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 129 84.58 84.74
Cost of adult day services 199 48.15 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 127 57.35 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 67 12.71 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 233 63.60 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 215 2.80 9.69
College Enrollment 181 20.19 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 83 74.02 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 238 1.50 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 116 63.39 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 86 18.53 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 42 65.29 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 151 82.83 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 42 46.83 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 74 19.57 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 121 61.75 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 46 33.88 25.07
Number of YMCAs 146 8.23 12.40
Funding for Seniors 106 23.66 25.37