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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Albany, GA
#107
OVERALL RANKING

Albany, GA


SCORE: 67.44

#117
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 67.07
 
#72
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 69.25
 
Percent of Population 65+:  12.73%
Population 65+:  20,013
Total Population:  157,179

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 168 80.31 81.58 -1.56 %
Health Care 48 58.57 50.15 16.79 %
Wellness 220 63.58 68.45 -7.11 %
Financial 82 84.24 81.09 3.88 %
EducationEducation 217 53.82 71.18 -9.15 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
43 81.31 71.18 14.23 %
Employment 226 42.59 51.56 -17.40 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
101 58.14 57.14 1.75 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
166 48.97 51.89 -5.63 %
(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 33 64.48 49.09
Crime Rate 261 25.92 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 245 75.95 80.67
Unemployment Rate 238 34.01 46.80
Income Distribution 203 80.85 84.25
Weather 60 72.00 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 265 14.91 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 117 33.89 33.5
Number of hospital beds 88 32.96 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 44 43.26 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 37 43.26 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 15 55.09 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 90 33.33 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 146 11.35 13.35
Number of nurses 153 22.11 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 186 1.50 2.35
ER Wait Times 190 18.18 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 220 41.11 46.33
Smoking rate 126 11.65 13.69
Diabetes rate 218 33.85 41.83
Binge drinking 140 17.14 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 70 84.81 74.78
Caregivers 90 41.01 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 179 74.85 76.89
Depression 119 49.61 49.3
Physical activity 231 31.14 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 246 25.96 42.27
Fast-food outlets 209 31.11 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 266 6.15 17.69
Air quality 210 53.01 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 123 56.02 53.83
Total bank deposits 212 0.71 1.37
Tax burden 81 80.03 70.55
Dependency ratio 188 57.72 61.29
Small business growth 233 77.25 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 272 15.42 29.07
Capital gains 178 24.21 31.31
Income growth 257 56.54 60.52
Reverse mortgages 28 50.77 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 18 68.23 46.02
Median rental price 78 77.39 70.18
Households with older adults 183 36.55 39.04
Nursing beds 146 47.22 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 60 76.50 70.35
Home health-care service providers 61 19.14 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 124 12.23 14.8
Cost of assisted living 7 87.67 71.61
Nursing-home rating 139 20.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 92 84.37 82.84
Cost of adult day services 57 58.33 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 129 55.43 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 270 9.27 31.34
Employment growth 183 42.84 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 105 7.77 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 94 74.63 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 78 4.26 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 145 37.15 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 173 13.19 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 26 62.65 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 241 30.86 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 192 26.01 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 223 10.63 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 240 42.32 63.01
Number of public libraries 29 41.64 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 139 61.99 12.40
Funding for older adults 230 27.14 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 273 70.67 85.93
College enrollment 59 33.08 26.46