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Best Cities for Successful Aging | St. Joseph, MO-KS
#59
OVERALL RANKING

St. Joseph, MO-KS


SCORE: 82.88

#51
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 84.66
 
#88
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 82.10
 
Percent of Population 65+:  14.67%
Population 65+:  18,762
Total Population:  127,880

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 78 77.31 75.28 2.70 %
Health Care 146 37.75 42.45 -11.07 %
Wellness 235 75.15 81.88 -8.22 %
Financial 10 87.83 77.72 13.01 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
28 80.67 69.85 15.49 %
Employment / Education 47 71.49 59.20 20.76 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
216 58.44 64.90 -9.95 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
62 58.47 54.20 7.88 %
(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 23 69.62 52.43
Crime Rate 221 32.63 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 18 86.20 80.02
Unemployment Rate 34 52.74 41.03
Income Distribution 55 89.85 85.72
Weather 158 44.59 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 208 6.98 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 209 9.25 15.54
Number of hospital beds 91 35.96 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 165 66.67 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 69 65.87 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 9 55.36 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 252 .00 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 197 21.19 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 51 27.43 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 80 33.33 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 177 8.94 13.47
Number of psychologists 165 15.13 21.04
Number of nurses 118 23.16 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 226 19.60 35.67
ER Wait Times 20 46.88 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 128 91.46 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 242 38.88 50.43
Diabetes Rate 196 37.99 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 184 77.89 81.94
Number of Caregivers 98 73.95 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 189 77.57 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 135 37.89 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 120 63.12 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 181 66.13 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 208 11.44 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 47 66.95 55.90
Total bank deposits 91 1.32 1.72
Tax burden 107 75.42 72.59
Dependency Ratio 82 64.37 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 114 70.95 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 79 41.68 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 113 38.44 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 83 63.93 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 5 73.01 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 24 64.57 47.00
Median Rental Price 29 82.10 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 87 51.02 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 44 39.14 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 36 93.69 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 169 4.73 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 62 19.91 15.92
Cost of assisted living 99 73.20 70.12
Nursing-home rating 50 47.55 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 239 76.46 84.74
Cost of adult day services 168 51.32 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 102 60.49 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 9 53.08 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 4 83.76 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 205 3.16 9.69
College Enrollment 192 19.43 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 37 79.89 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 182 4.28 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 115 63.94 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 146 13.76 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 230 42.28 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 175 80.65 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 108 40.69 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 128 14.64 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 34 76.98 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 61 31.67 25.07
Number of YMCAs 112 10.70 12.40
Funding for Seniors 61 24.16 25.37