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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Racine, WI
#161
OVERALL RANKING

Racine, WI


SCORE: 78.01

#177
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 78.21
 
#180
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 77.96
 
Percent of Population 65+:  13.90%
Population 65+:  27,060
Total Population:  194,716

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 226 69.48 75.28 -7.70 %
Health Care 112 41.93 42.45 -1.22 %
Wellness 75 84.47 81.88 3.16 %
Financial 88 79.47 77.72 2.25 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
134 69.19 69.85 -.94 %
Employment / Education 226 47.18 59.20 -20.30 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
205 59.42 64.90 -8.44 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
54 59.28 54.20 9.37 %
(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 116 53.43 52.43
Crime Rate 88 50.87 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 179 77.72 80.02
Unemployment Rate 170 34.83 41.03
Income Distribution 91 87.71 85.72
Weather 226 38.79 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 14 21.25 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 202 9.41 15.54
Number of hospital beds 185 22.88 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 29 37.27 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 74 34.54 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 79 42.87 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 21 31.17 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 252 .00 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 80 33.33 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 183 8.61 13.47
Number of psychologists 109 20.44 21.04
Number of nurses 155 20.66 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 143 30.80 35.67
ER Wait Times 125 25.86 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 5 98.05 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 168 46.44 50.43
Diabetes Rate 72 50.67 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 134 80.40 81.94
Number of Caregivers 244 46.93 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 112 81.91 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 113 40.72 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 10 87.09 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 207 60.73 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 27 38.83 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 167 50.83 55.90
Total bank deposits 115 1.23 1.72
Tax burden 198 59.96 72.59
Dependency Ratio 157 59.74 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 187 68.75 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 51 45.54 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 134 36.53 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 232 58.17 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 7 67.41 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 143 44.13 47.00
Median Rental Price 142 69.64 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 143 47.86 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 180 18.46 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 179 60.52 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 184 4.21 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 9 41.42 15.92
Cost of assisted living 118 70.74 70.12
Nursing-home rating 84 39.56 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 86 86.51 84.74
Cost of adult day services 103 61.90 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 203 47.52 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 143 6.93 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 206 65.82 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 237 2.03 9.69
College Enrollment 185 19.78 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 198 64.81 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 64 11.83 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 210 58.70 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 193 10.48 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 150 51.83 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 183 80.22 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 144 38.54 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 117 15.67 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 22 86.57 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 214 12.84 25.07
Number of YMCAs 70 14.44 12.40
Funding for Seniors 130 23.51 25.37