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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Peoria, IL
#145
OVERALL RANKING

Peoria, IL


SCORE: 78.63

#156
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 79.05
 
#142
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 79.40
 
Percent of Population 65+:  15.49%
Population 65+:  58,938
Total Population:  380,605

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 142 74.33 75.28 -1.26 %
Health Care 137 38.70 42.45 -8.83 %
Wellness 56 85.37 81.88 4.26 %
Financial 126 77.33 77.72 -.50 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
99 73.09 69.85 4.64 %
Employment / Education 182 51.20 59.20 -13.51 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
187 60.34 64.90 -7.03 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
90 55.11 54.20 1.68 %
(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 62 60.99 52.43
Crime Rate 110 47.69 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 102 80.73 80.02
Unemployment Rate 148 37.63 41.03
Income Distribution 99 87.51 85.72
Weather 153 44.93 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 44 15.98 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 50 17.58 15.54
Number of hospital beds 136 29.40 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 162 71.43 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 191 8.36 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 201 20.82 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 145 8.95 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 105 28.57 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 20 28.57 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 130 11.28 13.47
Number of psychologists 115 19.78 21.04
Number of nurses 50 28.91 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 103 37.20 35.67
ER Wait Times 50 36.06 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 68 93.62 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 87 52.17 50.43
Diabetes Rate 83 49.05 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 171 78.72 81.94
Number of Caregivers 150 69.21 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 169 79.22 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 134 38.19 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 45 72.96 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 52 89.45 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 64 28.28 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 109 57.44 55.90
Total bank deposits 72 1.38 1.72
Tax burden 207 58.18 72.59
Dependency Ratio 182 58.26 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 114 70.95 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 108 37.83 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 79 49.22 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 63 64.89 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 35 33.73 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 145 43.96 47.00
Median Rental Price 61 78.06 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 125 49.16 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 17 49.22 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 49 80.57 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 221 2.58 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 119 13.58 15.92
Cost of assisted living 205 61.04 70.12
Nursing-home rating 84 39.56 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 151 83.65 84.74
Cost of adult day services 145 56.52 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 162 53.04 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 114 8.66 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 172 67.53 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 196 3.64 9.69
College Enrollment 171 20.64 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 109 72.25 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 76 10.88 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 77 64.91 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 164 12.70 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 139 53.27 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 229 74.47 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 146 13.96 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 111 62.69 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 20 44.51 25.07
Number of YMCAs 161 7.01 12.40
Funding for Seniors 48 24.82 25.37