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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL
#144
OVERALL RANKING

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL


SCORE: 65.96

#150
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 65.80
 
#120
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 67.46
 
Percent of Population 65+:  15.16%
Population 65+:  17,773
Total Population:  117,253

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 207 79.06 81.58 -3.09 %
Health Care 100 52.45 50.15 4.59 %
Wellness 264 61.20 68.45 -10.59 %
Financial 86 83.95 81.09 3.53 %
EducationEducation 249 51.56 71.18 -12.96 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
26 85.02 71.18 19.44 %
Employment 198 44.62 51.56 -13.46 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
195 52.47 57.14 -8.17 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
109 52.50 51.89 1.18 %
(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 83 56.43 49.09
Crime Rate 231 30.17 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 277 72.08 80.67
Unemployment Rate 241 33.72 46.80
Income Distribution 159 82.61 84.25
Weather 84 66.94 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 136 26.60 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 187 27.23 33.5
Number of hospital beds 104 30.68 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 6 74.78 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 72 33.24 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 140 0.00 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 177 0.00 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 129 11.86 13.35
Number of nurses 161 21.53 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 250 1.01 2.35
ER Wait Times 232 15.15 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 211 41.39 46.33
Smoking rate 168 10.38 13.69
Diabetes rate 271 27.29 41.83
Binge drinking 29 32.27 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 193 71.35 74.78
Caregivers 63 45.65 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 279 67.67 76.89
Depression 31 58.46 49.3
Physical activity 270 27.80 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 243 26.99 42.27
Fast-food outlets 266 26.67 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 142 14.39 17.69
Air quality 270 47.41 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 23 72.76 53.83
Total bank deposits 197 0.75 1.37
Tax burden 19 89.41 70.55
Dependency ratio 124 60.52 61.29
Small business growth 221 77.96 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 271 15.72 29.07
Capital gains 253 19.06 31.31
Income growth 279 53.76 60.52
Reverse mortgages 70 36.79 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 33 62.64 46.02
Median rental price 6 92.14 70.18
Households with older adults 84 41.29 39.04
Nursing beds 140 48.36 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 76 73.30 70.35
Home health-care service providers 131 11.73 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 250 5.65 14.8
Cost of assisted living 44 82.11 71.61
Nursing-home rating 139 20.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 104 83.64 82.84
Cost of adult day services 21 97.22 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 112 57.72 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 167 20.58 31.34
Employment growth 264 39.04 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 219 3.26 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 196 66.81 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 202 1.41 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 134 37.80 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 230 9.15 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 37 58.61 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 257 27.72 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 111 30.06 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 250 8.35 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 165 51.01 63.01
Number of public libraries 100 25.80 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 15 86.20 12.40
Funding for older adults 146 28.55 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 261 74.51 85.93
College enrollment 111 23.38 26.46