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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Brunswick, GA
#159
OVERALL RANKING

Brunswick, GA


SCORE: 65.20

#144
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 66.01
 
#190
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 64.82
 
Percent of Population 65+:  16.31%
Population 65+:  18,487
Total Population:  113,355

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 117 82.01 81.58 0.53 %
Health Care 237 40.79 50.15 -18.66 %
Wellness 155 66.84 68.45 -2.35 %
Financial 143 80.83 81.09 -.32 %
EducationEducation 198 55.01 71.18 -7.14 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
101 74.81 71.18 5.10 %
Employment 15 74.12 51.56 43.75 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
219 50.30 57.14 -11.97 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
194 47.36 51.89 -8.73 %
(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 166 46.06 49.09
Crime Rate 258 26.15 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 186 78.84 80.67
Unemployment Rate 202 38.15 46.80
Income Distribution 159 82.61 84.25
Weather 22 80.49 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 256 15.55 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 269 17.12 33.5
Number of hospital beds 109 30.36 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 203 0.00 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 201 16.12 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 195 8.76 13.35
Number of nurses 231 15.71 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 261 0.93 2.35
ER Wait Times 277 9.79 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 85 48.13 46.33
Smoking rate 141 11.01 13.69
Diabetes rate 212 34.22 41.83
Binge drinking 219 13.51 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 87 82.37 74.78
Caregivers 173 33.04 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 128 76.93 76.89
Depression 32 58.44 49.3
Physical activity 204 32.99 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 199 35.07 42.27
Fast-food outlets 276 25.64 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 82 20.77 17.69
Air quality 55 70.90 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 73 62.88 53.83
Total bank deposits 168 0.82 1.37
Tax burden 81 80.03 70.55
Dependency ratio 241 54.36 61.29
Small business growth 135 81.00 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 108 30.19 29.07
Capital gains 178 24.21 31.31
Income growth 220 57.71 60.52
Reverse mortgages 158 23.10 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 122 48.28 46.02
Median rental price 164 68.45 70.18
Households with older adults 50 43.60 39.04
Nursing beds 210 37.48 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 60 76.50 70.35
Home health-care service providers 74 17.59 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 276 3.86 14.8
Cost of assisted living 7 87.67 71.61
Nursing-home rating 56 33.33 22.29
Older adults in family homes 50 86.71 82.84
Cost of adult day services 57 58.33 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 141 54.46 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 1 100.00 31.34
Employment growth 121 44.66 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 73 10.16 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 140 70.83 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 184 1.75 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 145 37.15 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 221 9.43 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 69 52.16 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 261 24.69 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 59 33.39 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 211 11.57 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 237 42.35 63.01
Number of public libraries 64 30.62 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 160 58.07 12.40
Funding for older adults 234 27.13 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 118 88.08 85.93
College enrollment 249 14.44 26.46