Senior Living in Chicago, Illinois
- Chicago scores significantly lower than the Illinois average of 74.
- Chicago scores significantly lower than the national average of 72.
Health & Safety
- There is a high number of Medicare registered physicians within the city limits.
- There are 59 hospitals within close range of the city, including Rush University Medical Center, John H Stroger Jr Hospital, and Jesse Brown Va Medical Center - Va Chicago Healthc.
- There are 291 senior living facilities in close proximity to the city, including Barton Senior Residences of Chicago, Monroe Pavilion, and Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital Subacute Care Center.
- There is a very high number of home healthcare providers operating in the city.
- There is a low number of fire stations serving the city.
- The average life expectancy is 79.0, compared to the national average of 78.6.
- There are 2297 pharmacies within close range of the city.
- The area has an average property crime rate.
- The area has a very high violent crime rate.
Recreation & Leisure
- The city has a very low percentage of seniors in the population (20% of residents).
- There are 201 golf courses in or around the city, including Metro Golf At The Illinois Center, Columbus Park Golf Course, and Sydney R. Marovitz Golf Course.
- There are 42 parks near the city center, including Union Park, Douglas Park, and Polonia Triangle.
- There are 920 churches in or near the city, including First Immanuel Lutheran Church, Notre Dame De Chicago Church, and Shrine of Our Lady of Pompelli.
- There are 20 malls / shopping centers within close range of the city.
- There are 1111 grocery stores within the city.
- There are 66 movie theatres in or near the city.
- There are 446 gyms or health clubs in or near the city.
- The property taxes average 5.09% of total income, which is significantly higher than the national average of 2.79%.
- The property taxes average 1.38% of property value, which is significantly lower than the national average of 1.09%.
- The city sales taxes averages 8.63%, which is significantly higher than the national average of 6.97%.
- Illinois has an average state income tax of 3.59%, compared to the national average of 3.38%.
- The city's mean household income is $66,136, which is higher than the national average of $64,580.
- The city's median household income is $48,037, which is lower than the national median of $51,560.
- The city's per capita income is $28,028, which is significantly higher than the national average of $25,611.
- Assisted living costs average $58,740 per year, which are very high compared to national figures.
- Nursing home costs average $92,163 per year, which are average compared to national costs.
- Adult daycare costs average $16,900 per year, which are average compared to national numbers.
- Home healthcare costs average $51,205 annually, which are very high compared to national costs.
- The unemployment rate is about 12.95%, which is high compared to national averages.
- The overall cost of living is very high compared to national averages.
- 1% of the senior population are financially responsible for at least one grandchild.
General Quality of Life
- Chicago receives average levels of rainfall each year.
- Chicago has harsh mean temperatures, with average winters and pleasant summers.
- This city has very poor air quality.
- This city has average water quality.
- Chicago has a very dense population density of 15,321.9 people per square mile.
- Residents of Chicago have a very long daily commute time.
- The city has a very high public transportation ridership.
- Chicago has a very high public school quality ranking.
- The city has a low public school safety rating.
- This city has a low graduation rate of 79.00%.