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Best Cities for Successful Aging | St. Cloud, MN
#31
OVERALL RANKING

St. Cloud, MN


SCORE: 85.68

#43
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 85.19
 
#36
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 85.09
 
Percent of Population 65+:  12.73%
Population 65+:  24,258
Total Population:  190,485

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 102 75.53 75.28 0.33 %
Health Care 17 61.31 42.45 44.43 %
Wellness 8 92.68 81.88 13.19 %
Financial 232 70.48 77.72 -9.32 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
121 70.57 69.85 1.03 %
Employment / Education 69 64.34 59.20 8.68 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
92 65.68 64.90 1.20 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
15 73.52 54.20 35.65 %
(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 126 52.43 52.43
Crime Rate 42 61.35 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 92 81.06 80.02
Unemployment Rate 36 52.54 41.03
Income Distribution 28 91.55 85.72
Weather 229 38.56 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 43 15.99 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 74 15.59 15.54
Number of hospital beds 13 60.44 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 236 33.33 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 102 60.05 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 28 39.71 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 8 73.96 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 25 61.06 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 19 32.83 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 21 39.91 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 136 16.67 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 42 16.67 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 156 10.14 13.47
Number of psychologists 31 36.51 21.04
Number of nurses 38 32.16 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 83 40.54 35.67
ER Wait Times 57 34.62 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 3 99.58 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 90 51.97 50.43
Diabetes Rate 45 54.06 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 128 80.91 81.94
Number of Caregivers 166 66.64 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 12 90.11 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 6 73.99 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 122 62.92 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 180 66.29 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 11 46.98 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 127 55.15 55.90
Total bank deposits 39 1.65 1.72
Tax burden 221 55.54 72.59
Dependency Ratio 56 67.51 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 153 69.94 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 194 26.62 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 115 37.66 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 90 63.58 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 140 13.50 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 122 46.46 47.00
Median Rental Price 90 74.61 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 208 40.78 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 154 21.93 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 153 63.23 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 55 11.72 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 110 14.30 15.92
Cost of assisted living 45 79.75 70.12
Nursing-home rating 33 52.99 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 111 85.21 84.74
Cost of adult day services 153 54.93 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 80 63.00 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 78 11.49 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 44 73.40 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 161 4.78 9.69
College Enrollment 50 38.79 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 99 72.95 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 34 19.49 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 239 57.26 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 71 20.70 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 181 49.20 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 116 86.29 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 177 35.32 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 63 20.34 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 5 97.68 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 4 73.41 25.07
Number of YMCAs 155 7.71 12.40
Funding for Seniors 155 23.39 25.37