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Best Cities for Successful Aging | South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI
#197
OVERALL RANKING

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI


SCORE: 76.17

#190
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 77.47
 
#212
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 76.43
 
Percent of Population 65+:  14.49%
Population 65+:  46,168
Total Population:  318,578

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 213 70.42 75.28 -6.46 %
Health Care 209 31.75 42.45 -25.21 %
Wellness 173 78.61 81.88 -3.99 %
Financial 130 77.15 77.72 -.73 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
86 74.36 69.85 6.46 %
Employment / Education 114 58.06 59.20 -1.93 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
164 62.08 64.90 -4.35 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
135 51.04 54.20 -5.83 %
(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 11 74.74 52.43
Crime Rate 147 42.99 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 216 75.74 80.02
Unemployment Rate 200 31.76 41.03
Income Distribution 129 85.75 85.72
Weather 208 39.74 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 95 11.59 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 111 13.81 15.54
Number of hospital beds 182 23.63 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 213 50.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 149 54.77 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 252 .00 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 134 20.66 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 168 25.67 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 252 .00 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 148 12.50 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 118 11.86 13.47
Number of psychologists 18 42.78 21.04
Number of nurses 144 21.24 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 147 29.96 35.67
ER Wait Times 153 22.73 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 151 90.47 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 123 49.55 50.43
Diabetes Rate 108 46.10 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 88 84.25 81.94
Number of Caregivers 97 74.18 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 153 80.18 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 109 41.48 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 51 72.38 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 247 39.69 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 132 18.50 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 181 48.61 55.90
Total bank deposits 127 1.19 1.72
Tax burden 106 76.76 72.59
Dependency Ratio 157 59.74 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 198 68.40 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 92 40.16 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 239 23.83 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 212 59.37 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 24 45.46 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 21 65.92 47.00
Median Rental Price 99 73.87 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 148 47.67 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 81 30.58 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 139 67.63 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 53 11.93 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 129 12.72 15.92
Cost of assisted living 109 71.84 70.12
Nursing-home rating 38 51.28 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 105 85.63 84.74
Cost of adult day services 196 49.06 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 78 63.44 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 181 5.34 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 168 67.62 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 185 4.01 9.69
College Enrollment 71 30.03 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 120 71.23 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 85 10.34 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 114 63.99 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 80 19.45 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 142 52.89 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 219 76.77 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 121 40.19 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 208 10.35 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 119 62.47 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 82 28.15 25.07
Number of YMCAs 51 17.29 12.40
Funding for Seniors 105 23.68 25.37