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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Oshkosh-Neenah, WI
#149
OVERALL RANKING

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI


SCORE: 78.40

#183
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 78.03
 
#127
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 80.00
 
Percent of Population 65+:  13.94%
Population 65+:  23,514
Total Population:  168,690

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 79 77.26 75.28 2.63 %
Health Care 55 50.21 42.45 18.28 %
Wellness 183 78.11 81.88 -4.60 %
Financial 211 72.51 77.72 -6.70 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
110 71.96 69.85 3.02 %
Employment / Education 181 51.21 59.20 -13.50 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
241 56.28 64.90 -13.28 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
66 57.53 54.20 6.14 %
(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 75 59.73 52.43
Crime Rate 24 68.01 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 54 82.97 80.02
Unemployment Rate 65 46.70 41.03
Income Distribution 45 90.61 85.72
Weather 233 38.02 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 6 26.30 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 79 15.25 15.54
Number of hospital beds 87 36.82 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 185 53.99 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 26 42.96 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 20 59.71 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 51 49.41 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 162 9.93 13.47
Number of psychologists 61 27.49 21.04
Number of nurses 63 28.09 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 102 37.32 35.67
ER Wait Times 29 41.67 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 149 90.54 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 157 47.35 50.43
Diabetes Rate 113 45.53 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 134 80.40 81.94
Number of Caregivers 244 46.93 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 92 82.82 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 182 31.33 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 55 71.72 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 241 40.15 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 22 41.16 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 78 62.64 55.90
Total bank deposits 180 1.01 1.72
Tax burden 198 59.96 72.59
Dependency Ratio 48 68.62 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 183 68.82 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 119 36.29 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 134 36.53 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 149 61.60 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 162 12.05 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 105 49.26 47.00
Median Rental Price 34 80.96 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 185 44.13 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 221 13.28 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 179 60.52 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 231 2.05 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 4 46.53 15.92
Cost of assisted living 118 70.74 70.12
Nursing-home rating 116 33.05 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 208 79.87 84.74
Cost of adult day services 103 61.90 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 178 50.29 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 118 8.55 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 241 61.81 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 238 2.01 9.69
College Enrollment 75 29.73 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 56 78.24 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 102 8.94 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 210 58.70 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 121 15.36 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 247 34.19 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 194 79.32 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 142 38.66 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 161 13.31 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 22 86.57 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 221 12.33 25.07
Number of YMCAs 144 8.32 12.40
Funding for Seniors 130 23.51 25.37