Medina, OH Senior Guide

The Medina, OH Senior Guide contains key statistics and information about how senior citizens in Medina live. Use this tool to compare healthcare quality, senior housing options, demographic and financial statistics, and other important data for Medina with the rest of the country. This guide also contains helpful contact information for local government agencies that offer assistance to senior citizens.

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Key Senior Statistics

Use these key statistics to learn more about Medina, OH seniors.

  • 12% of the population of Medina, OH are seniors Source: Census.gov
  • 37% of those seniors living in Medina, OH are living alone Source: Census.gov
  • 7% of Medina senior households have an annual income of less than $10k and 25% less than $20k Source: Census.gov ACS
  • 16% of Medina, OH residents 60 and over received food stamps in the last year Source: Census.gov ACS
  • The average Social Security Income in Medina is $16,324/year Source: Census.gov ACS
  • The median household income for a Medina senior is $35,208 Source: Census.gov ACS
  • Compared to other states, Ohio ranks 35th for Long Term Care and 30th for America's Health Rankings Source: AmericasHealthRankings.org
  • There are 504 working seniors in Medina Source: Census.gov ACS
  • 30% of the seniors in Medina are veterans Source: Census.gov ACS

Population by Age

children (25%) working aged (63%) seniors (12%)

(as of 2010)

In the U.S., around 10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 today and everyday for over the next 15 years.

Learn more about the aging population explosion.

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Senior Housing

Use our senior housing data to get a snapshot of the housing characteristics and living arrangements of the aging population in Medina, OH.

Who do Seniors Live with?

There are 1,144 seniors living alone in Medina. Of these, 74% are female. Source: Census.gov

Seniors Living Alone

Percent Living Alone

Gender of Seniors Living Alone

69% of males 65 and older are married compared with 35% of females.
45% of females are widowed compared with 16% of males. Source: Census.gov

Marital Status

Males

Females

Senior Households: Homeowners vs. Renters

Year Home was Built

Renters

Homeowners

Year Current Resident Moved In

Renters

Homeowners

Percentage with Telephone Service

Overall, 4% of Medina senior households do not have access to phone service.

Renters

Homeowners

Access to a Vehicle

Overall, 25% of Medina senior households do not have access to a vehicle.

Renters

Homeowners

Units in Rental Building

46% of senior renters reside in a large development - one that has 50 or more units.

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Long Term Care Choices

Just 37% of people think they will need long term care, but 69% of people actually will.

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Average Monthly Cost of Long Term Care Services in Ohio

Care TypeOhio Average CostNational Average Cost
Home Health Care
8 hours per week
$687$693
Adult Day Care
Weekdays only
$1,192$1,492
Assisted Living$3,890$3,600
Homemaker Services
44 hours per week
$3,630$3,721
Home Health Care
44 hours per week
$3,779$3,813
Nursing Home
Semi-Private - double occupancy room for one person
$6,388$6,692
Nursing Home
Private - single occupancy room for one person
$7,148$7,604
Data from Genworth Long Term Care Costs & Cost of Care in 2015
Genworth Long Term Care Costs & Cost of Care

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Senior Healthcare Quality

Compare the quality of healthcare in Ohio with the rest of the country by looking at these state-level quality rankings.

Ohio Long Term Care Scorecard Rankings

Click here for an expanded view of Ohio's Long Term Care Rankings

The 50 states plus Washington, D.C. are ranked on a scale of 1 to 51, where 1 is the highest quality, 51 the lowest.

Ranking DimensionOhio 2011 RankOhio 2014 Rank
Affordability & Access Rank#34#42
Choice of Setting & Provider#26#32
Quality of Life & Quality of Care Rank#37#39
Support for Family Caregivers#23#39
Effective Transitions Rank#N/A#27
Overall Rank#35#35

Data from LongTermScorecard.org - A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers created by:

AARP, Inc.
The Commonwealth Fund
The SCAN Foundation

America's Health Rankings® for Ohio

Click here for an expanded view of Ohio's America's Health Rankings® for seniors.

The states are ranked on a scale of 1 to 50, where 1 is the highest ranking, 50 the lowest.

Determinant Ohio 2013 Rank Ohio 2015 Rank
Overall #31 #30
All Determinants #19 #26
Behaviors #15 #38
Smoking #33 #34
Chronic Drinking #11 #19
Obesity #44 #36
Underweight #3 #15
Physical Inactivity #27 #41
Dental Visit #30 #29
Pain Management #7 #21
Education #41 #41
Community #30 #27
Community & Environment - Macro #24 #26
Poverty #20 #19
Volunteerism #31 #26
Nursing Home Quality #41 #35
Community & Environment - Micro #40 #21
Food Insecurity #36 #13
Community Support #22 #26
Policy #11 #11
Low-Care Nursing Home Residents #16 #16
Prescription Drug Coverage #5 #5
Geriatrician Shortfall #26 #27
Clinical Care #19 #23
Dedicated Health Care Provider #20 #20
Flu Vaccine #25 #27
Health Screenings #17 #30
Recommended Hospital Care #16 #13
Diabetes Management #32 #29
Home Health Care #12 #16
Preventable Hospitalizations #42 #45
Hospital Readmissions #38 #41
Hospice Care #14 #7
Hospital Deaths #13 #5
All Outcomes #34 #34
ICU Use #39 #40
Falls #34 #17
Hip Fracture #23 #26
Health Status #30 #34
Able-bodied #26 #24
Premature Death #39 #41
Teeth Extractions #37 #39
Poor Mental Health Days #30 #16
Multiple Chronic Conditions #44 #42
Cognition #23 #24
Depression #15 #24

America's Health Rankings® is the longest-running annual assessment of the nation's health on a state-by-state basis. For the past 25 years, America's Health Rankings® has provided a holistic view of the health of the nation. America's Health Rankings® is the result of a partnership between United Health Foundation, American Public Health Association, and Partnership for Prevention™.

Americas Health Rankings - United Health Foundation
United Health Foundation
ALPHA - American Public Health Association

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Senior Financial Overview

View our Medina, OH financial data below to learn about the income, wealth and costs incurred of those seniors living in the community.

The median household income for seniors in Medina is $35,208 Source: Census.gov ACS

Annual Income for Senior Households

41% of senior households in Medina earn less than $30,000 per year, while 7% earn more than $100K/year


Only those where the head of household is 65 or over are included. As an example, an elderly widow and her children's income would be counted if her children choose to live with her. However, if she chooses to live with her children, neither would be counted.

Also, keep in mind the distinction between household and individual income. A married couple over the age of 65 that is still working and earning $30,000 per year each would have a household income of $60,000.

The average Social Security income per household receiving the benefit in Medina is $16,324 Source: Census.gov ACS
The average retirement income per household receiving it in Medina is $22,202 Source: Census.gov ACS
16% of seniors in Medina, OH are employed. Source: Census.gov ACS

Employment Status

Males

Females

How Seniors Travel to/from Work

24% of Medina seniors have a college degree. Source: Census.gov ACS

Highest Level of Education

Males

Females

94% of seniors living in Medina speak English at home. Source: Census.gov ACS
5% of the seniors in Medina are below the poverty level. Source: Census.gov ACS

Percentage of Seniors Below the Poverty Level

Male

Female

Percent of People 60 and Over Receiving Food Stamps

41% of senior homeowners in Medina have a mortgage. Source: Census.gov ACS

Home Ownership Cost as a Percent of Income

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Helpful Contacts for Seniors

  • Ohio Department of Aging

    Services Provided: State Agency on Aging
    246 North High Street
    Columbus, OH 43215
    Beverley L. Laubert, Interim Director
    (614) 466-5500
    odamail@age.ohio.us
    Website
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern Time Monday to Friday
  • Legal Aid Society of Cleveland

    Services Provided: Legal Services
    1223 West 6th Street
    Cleveland, OH 44113
    Ann McGowan Porath
    (216) 687-1900
    amporath@lasclev.org
    Website
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern Time Monday to Friday
  • Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

    Services Provided: Long-term Care Ombudsman
    2800 Euclid Avenue
    Cleveland, OH 44115
    Susan Griffin
    (216) 696-2719
    Website
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm Eastern Time Monday to Friday
  • Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging

    Services Provided: Area Agencies on Aging
    925 Euclid Avenue
    Cleveland, OH 44115
    E. Douglas Beach
    (216) 621-8010
    wraaa@psa10a.org
    Website
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern Time Monday to Friday
  • Community Legal Aid

    Services Provided: Legal Services
    120 West Washington Street
    Medina, OH 44256
  • Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program

    Services Provided: Health Insurance Counseling
    50 W Town Street
    Columbus, OH 43215
    oshiipmail@ins.state.oh.us
    Website
    7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Monday to Friday
  • Western Reserve Aging and Disability Resource Network

    Services Provided: Aging and Disability Resource Centers
    925 Euclid Avenue
    Cleveland, OH 44115
    Ron Hill
    (216) 621-8010
    Website
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern Time Monday to Friday
  • Office of the State Long-term Care Ombudsman

    Services Provided: Long-term Care Ombudsman

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Sources

Census.gov - Data from the 2010 United States Census. The Census counts every resident in the U.S. and is conducted once every 10 years.

Census.gov ACS - Data from the the 2009-2013 American Community Survey (ACS). The ACS is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau every year. Because every resident is not surveyed each year, data from a 5 year period is used to improve accuracy.