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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Saginaw, MI
#105
OVERALL RANKING

Saginaw, MI


SCORE: 80.14

#140
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 79.56
 
#68
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 83.12
 
Percent of Population 65+:  16.17%
Population 65+:  32,032
Total Population:  198,154

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 92 76.13 75.28 1.13 %
Health Care 49 51.68 42.45 21.74 %
Wellness 214 76.03 81.88 -7.14 %
Financial 132 77.10 77.72 -.80 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
42 78.41 69.85 12.25 %
Employment / Education 240 44.36 59.20 -25.07 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
65 68.50 64.90 5.55 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
85 55.54 54.20 2.47 %
(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 2 98.88 52.43
Crime Rate 111 47.50 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 161 78.77 80.02
Unemployment Rate 175 34.56 41.03
Income Distribution 84 87.99 85.72
Weather 224 38.97 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 151 9.40 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 56 16.79 15.54
Number of hospital beds 27 54.86 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 129 80.00 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 80 31.47 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 39 52.28 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 11 50.41 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 71 40.00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 154 10.22 13.47
Number of psychologists 236 5.27 21.04
Number of nurses 43 30.95 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 140 31.46 35.67
ER Wait Times 98 28.30 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 62 93.92 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 252 35.68 50.43
Diabetes Rate 186 39.48 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 112 82.79 81.94
Number of Caregivers 80 74.38 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 137 80.73 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 216 24.45 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 147 60.78 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 211 60.44 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 58 29.26 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 138 54.24 55.90
Total bank deposits 219 .80 1.72
Tax burden 110 74.94 72.59
Dependency Ratio 172 58.90 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 219 67.81 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 145 33.21 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 242 21.27 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 228 58.43 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 14 56.23 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 1 100.00 47.00
Median Rental Price 94 74.40 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 47 55.49 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 128 24.84 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 167 61.04 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 46 13.05 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 81 16.66 15.92
Cost of assisted living 133 68.86 70.12
Nursing-home rating 94 35.90 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 229 77.68 84.74
Cost of adult day services 199 48.15 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 243 37.51 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 244 3.14 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 225 64.47 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 166 4.57 9.69
College Enrollment 85 27.26 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 148 68.64 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 122 7.46 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 116 63.39 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 190 10.68 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 13 74.58 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 99 87.16 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 57 44.83 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 67 20.24 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 121 61.75 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 88 27.24 25.07
Number of YMCAs 78 13.20 12.40
Funding for Seniors 106 23.66 25.37