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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Owensboro, KY
#113
OVERALL RANKING

Owensboro, KY


SCORE: 79.98

#106
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 81.01
 
#82
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 82.29
 
Percent of Population 65+:  15.49%
Population 65+:  17,950
Total Population:  115,915

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 57 78.77 75.28 4.64 %
Health Care 103 42.58 42.45 0.31 %
Wellness 223 75.82 81.88 -7.40 %
Financial 106 78.32 77.72 0.77 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
52 77.24 69.85 10.58 %
Employment / Education 106 58.47 59.20 -1.23 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
76 67.49 64.90 3.99 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
209 45.26 54.20 -16.49 %
(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 42 65.18 52.43
Crime Rate 81 52.78 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 37 84.32 80.02
Unemployment Rate 87 43.30 41.03
Income Distribution 66 89.20 85.72
Weather 133 46.86 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 78 12.65 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 185 10.25 15.54
Number of hospital beds 99 34.75 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 213 50.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 60 68.97 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 6 59.62 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 96 27.47 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 186 22.79 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 45 29.39 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 38 50.00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 133 10.97 13.47
Number of psychologists 152 16.24 21.04
Number of nurses 73 27.21 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 176 25.64 35.67
ER Wait Times 29 41.67 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 48 94.56 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 161 47.10 50.43
Diabetes Rate 189 39.29 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 29 89.48 81.94
Number of Caregivers 8 87.57 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 200 76.83 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 191 30.40 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 166 58.56 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 242 40.13 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 117 19.55 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 20 75.44 55.90
Total bank deposits 23 1.79 1.72
Tax burden 32 86.72 72.59
Dependency Ratio 220 56.07 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 137 70.35 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 190 26.79 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 206 28.97 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 65 64.78 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 101 18.66 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 47 59.51 47.00
Median Rental Price 13 85.74 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 86 51.21 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 88 29.36 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 108 73.06 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 213 3.03 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 208 7.43 15.92
Cost of assisted living 21 83.33 70.12
Nursing-home rating 57 44.44 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 99 85.87 84.74
Cost of adult day services 139 57.35 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 100 60.74 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 26 25.23 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 163 68.09 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 222 2.61 9.69
College Enrollment 213 17.68 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 83 74.02 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 218 2.76 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 21 72.94 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 170 12.02 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 59 62.19 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 22 94.11 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 74 42.94 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 136 14.40 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 220 47.13 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 175 16.99 25.07
Number of YMCAs 98 11.51 12.40
Funding for Seniors 77 23.76 25.37