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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Sioux City, IA-NE-SD
#51
OVERALL RANKING

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD


SCORE: 83.80

#47
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 84.92
 
#62
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 83.39
 
Percent of Population 65+:  13.92%
Population 65+:  23,498
Total Population:  168,754

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 53 78.99 75.28 4.93 %
Health Care 178 35.07 42.45 -17.39 %
Wellness 122 81.67 81.88 -.26 %
Financial 52 82.50 77.72 6.15 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
41 78.44 69.85 12.30 %
Employment / Education 49 68.73 59.20 16.10 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
133 63.42 64.90 -2.28 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
8 80.81 54.20 49.10 %
(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 12 74.47 52.43
Crime Rate 86 51.65 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 93 81.06 80.02
Unemployment Rate 26 55.70 41.03
Income Distribution 107 87.05 85.72
Weather 193 41.14 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 154 9.21 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 189 10.13 15.54
Number of hospital beds 173 25.54 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 246 25.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 32 80.61 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 252 .00 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 139 19.91 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 130 32.94 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 83 21.40 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 38 50.00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 59 15.89 13.47
Number of psychologists 118 19.64 21.04
Number of nurses 104 24.12 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 212 21.02 35.67
ER Wait Times 39 38.46 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 20 96.50 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 162 46.90 50.43
Diabetes Rate 88 48.75 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 209 74.68 81.94
Number of Caregivers 242 55.87 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 163 79.56 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 162 33.93 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 164 58.91 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 57 88.98 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 52 32.22 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 30 70.17 55.90
Total bank deposits 29 1.75 1.72
Tax burden 136 72.27 72.59
Dependency Ratio 197 57.72 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 101 71.40 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 168 30.55 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 100 41.59 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 34 66.85 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 22 48.27 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 42 60.05 47.00
Median Rental Price 33 81.09 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 154 47.11 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 39 39.95 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 47 83.60 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 164 4.99 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 77 17.04 15.92
Cost of assisted living 51 77.45 70.12
Nursing-home rating 153 28.09 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 230 77.66 84.74
Cost of adult day services 72 66.48 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 16 79.82 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 24 26.70 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 147 68.91 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 181 4.12 9.69
College Enrollment 178 20.33 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 17 85.31 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 79 10.74 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 7 77.68 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 189 10.85 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 182 49.12 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 185 80.16 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 143 38.62 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 19 37.08 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 21 88.59 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 5 66.60 25.07
Number of YMCAs 57 16.64 12.40
Funding for Seniors 13 33.16 25.37