30 Best Cities for Older Americans

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25. Ames, IA
> Share of population 65+: 10.5% (bottom 10%)
> Fitness centers per 100,000 people 65+: 166.7 (top 10%)
> Physicians per 100,000 people 65+: 70.0
> Average retirement income: $30,159 (top 25%)

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24. Grand Forks, ND-MN
> Share of population 65+: 12.9%
> Fitness centers per 100,000 people 65+: 60.2
> Physicians per 100,000 people 65+: 109.0 (top 10%)
> Average retirement income: $27,218 (top 25%)

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23. Columbia, MO
> Share of population 65+: 10.3% (bottom 10%)
> Fitness centers per 100,000 people 65+: 187.5 (top 10%)
> Physicians per 100,000 people 65+: 111.0 (top 10%)
> Average retirement income: $27,008 (top 25%)

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22. Morgantown, WV
> Share of population 65+: 12.4% (bottom 25%)
> Fitness centers per 100,000 people 65+: 99.3 (top 25%)
> Physicians per 100,000 people 65+: 101.9 (top 10%)
> Average retirement income: $22,237

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21. St. Cloud, MN
> Share of population 65+: 13.2%
> Fitness centers per 100,000 people 65+: 96.5 (top 25%)
> Physicians per 100,000 people 65+: 85.4
> Average retirement income: $20,428 (bottom 25%)