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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Springfield, OH
#231
OVERALL RANKING

Springfield, OH


SCORE: 73.84

#241
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 73.83
 
#219
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 76.07
 
Percent of Population 65+:  17.08%
Population 65+:  23,297
Total Population:  136,435

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 197 71.30 75.28 -5.29 %
Health Care 176 35.26 42.45 -16.94 %
Wellness 241 74.77 81.88 -8.68 %
Financial 192 73.51 77.72 -5.42 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
44 77.97 69.85 11.62 %
Employment / Education 242 43.71 59.20 -26.17 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
182 60.79 64.90 -6.33 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
159 49.54 54.20 -8.60 %
(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 30 67.30 52.43
Crime Rate 206 34.15 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 145 79.23 80.02
Unemployment Rate 108 40.70 41.03
Income Distribution 104 87.25 85.72
Weather 188 41.59 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 186 7.84 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 235 7.69 15.54
Number of hospital beds 219 17.73 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 200 50.51 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 252 .00 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 123 22.27 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 217 18.52 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 68 23.72 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 1 100.00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 203 7.79 13.47
Number of psychologists 214 9.21 21.04
Number of nurses 185 18.14 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 223 19.66 35.67
ER Wait Times 110 26.79 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 51 94.43 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 224 42.20 50.43
Diabetes Rate 208 36.89 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 162 79.21 81.94
Number of Caregivers 120 72.89 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 227 75.48 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 148 35.51 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 219 53.75 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 227 55.99 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 90 23.53 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 216 41.84 55.90
Total bank deposits 209 .87 1.72
Tax burden 131 73.68 72.59
Dependency Ratio 222 55.99 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 208 68.16 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 78 41.71 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 210 28.74 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 193 60.07 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 58 27.17 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 38 61.56 47.00
Median Rental Price 50 79.48 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 38 56.05 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 34 40.80 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 130 69.46 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 125 6.90 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 149 10.31 15.92
Cost of assisted living 156 67.06 70.12
Nursing-home rating 54 46.89 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 182 81.89 84.74
Cost of adult day services 55 69.64 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 242 37.53 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 100 9.19 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 240 61.82 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 163 4.67 9.69
College Enrollment 145 21.91 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 187 65.65 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 214 3.04 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 135 62.76 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 107 16.29 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 152 51.51 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 117 86.28 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 35 47.35 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 229 8.48 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 132 60.80 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 127 22.01 25.07
Number of YMCAs 127 9.35 12.40
Funding for Seniors 71 23.90 25.37