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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
#62
OVERALL RANKING

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA


SCORE: 71.48

#61
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 71.55
 
#59
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 70.90
 
Percent of Population 65+:  9.87%
Population 65+:  538,293
Total Population:  5,454,429

Indicator Rank Score Average
AvgScore
Percent
+/-
% +/-
General Livability 31 89.43 87.83 1.82 %
Health Care 58 61.53 62.09 -.90 %
Wellness 50 70.90 72.07 -1.62 %
Financial Security 56 87.58 88.25 -.76 %
Education 59 60.33 61.67 -2.17 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
61 42.38 46.42 -8.70 %
Employment 36 65.79 63.96 2.86 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
43 71.51 69.42 3.01 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
74 67.29 73.23 -8.11 %
(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 24 54.69 46.41
Crime rate 67 43.88 52.77
Internet access 31 87.79 83.51
Employment growth 23 89.66 86.82
Unemployment rate 75 56.96 64.06
Income distribution 55 85.11 86.33
Weather 35 67.61 65.13
Fatal car crashes 49 49.97 51.71

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare enrollment 56 90.10 62.02
Primary-care physicians 26 62.79 57.60
Nurse practitioners and physicians' assistants 33 49.87 45.49
Number of nurses 66 33.05 38.33
Number of hospital beds 59 33.49 37.22
Long-term hospitals 29 33.28 22.49
Hospitals with geriatric services 85 17.90 37.70
Hospitals with rehabilitation services 62 35.05 43.27
Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 60 0.00 11.62
Hospitals with hospice services 84 7.23 31.78
Orthopedic surgeons 64 29.45 31.70
Dialysis centers 2 85.86 40.28
Medical and diagnostic centers 31 56.55 48.95
Physical therapists 51 53.99 56.09
Expenses per inpatient day 5 85.12 62.02
Joint Commission accreditation 27 91.38 83.71
Medical school affiliation 68 35.11 45.76
Magnet hospitals 67 6.21 14.40
ER wait times 93 24.33 40.01
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 45 70.50 70.79
Smoking rate 39 28.99 30.34
Diabetes rate 48 48.13 48.54
Alzheimer's cases 48 83.47 81.26
Caregivers 9 51.36 39.21
Life expectancy at 65 63 82.72 84.59
Depression 21 47.49 43.31
Physical activity 38 65.75 65.43
Fitness and recreational sports centers 57 43.54 46.08
Fast-food outlets 77 54.89 61.73
Falls with injury 86 31.35 38.43
Binge drinking 28 43.69 40.64
Air quality 67 61.52 67.44

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 36 50.16 47.44
Total bank deposits 36 6.16 7.24
Tax burden 25 80.03 68.14
Dependency ratio 25 89.59 84.57
Growth of small businesses 37 87.60 86.25
Older adults below poverty line 76 52.29 58.57
Capital gains 73 34.29 49.15
Income growth 44 83.91 84.11
Reverse mortgages 42 14.82 15.80
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 29 52.22 44.17
Median rental price 72 63.75 69.47
Households with older adults 94 43.20 55.52
Nursing beds 79 41.53 60.28
Cost of semi-private nursing room 20 76.50 64.62
Home health-care service providers 72 9.65 15.21
Continuing-care facilities 43 20.95 23.14
Cost of assisted living 1 100.00 80.63
Nursing-home rating 57 32.71 36.99
Older adults in family homes 15 89.24 84.60
Cost of adult day services 27 58.33 55.79

Employment Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 72.79
65+ unemployment rate 30.13
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 85.90
Output of service sector/manufacturing 22.62
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Walk score 64 43.89 50.90
Commute times 95 62.26 78.27
Commuters who walk to work 80 22.68 38.41
Number of passenger trips 19 14.33 9.79
Public transport fare 74 9.09 16.65
Investment in public/senior transportation 31 72.24 67.65
Grocery stores 20 40.88 33.58
Special needs transportation 30 35.50 29.60

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 91 36.00 47.47
Arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 45 31.00 30.60
Senior volunteer rates 86 42.16 53.28
Number of public libraries 47 44.46 44.65
Number of civic and religious organizations 42 67.95 60.15
Funding for older adults 73 71.47 75.84
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 58 89.68 38.00
College enrollment 47 57.47 58.16
Number of community colleges 58 16.85 20.92
Number of universities 47 39.51 38.93