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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL
#93
OVERALL RANKING

Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL


SCORE: 68.00

#87
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 69.20
 
#96
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 65.50
 
Percent of Population 65+:  24.97%
Population 65+:  160,988
Total Population:  644,763

Indicator Rank Score Average
AvgScore
Percent
+/-
% +/-
General Livability 10 93.97 87.83 6.99 %
Health Care 100 33.18 62.09 -46.56 %
Wellness 24 76.18 72.07 5.70 %
Financial Security 22 91.80 88.25 4.02 %
Education 92 51.68 61.67 -16.20 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
100 28.69 46.42 -38.19 %
Employment 3 83.95 63.96 31.25 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
57 68.86 69.42 -.81 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
85 62.03 73.23 -15.29 %
(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 54 44.42 46.41
Crime rate 39 52.64 52.77
Internet access 10 94.74 83.51
Employment growth 2 98.08 86.82
Unemployment rate 41 63.77 64.06
Income distribution 55 85.11 86.33
Weather 17 79.83 65.13
Fatal car crashes 81 34.85 51.71

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare enrollment 4 97.80 62.02
Primary-care physicians 99 25.82 57.60
Nurse practitioners and physicians' assistants 90 26.60 45.49
Number of nurses 98 18.00 38.33
Number of hospital beds 99 17.13 37.22
Long-term hospitals 72 0.00 22.49
Hospitals with geriatric services 99 6.81 37.70
Hospitals with rehabilitation services 98 14.29 43.27
Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 60 0.00 11.62
Hospitals with hospice services 85 0.00 31.78
Orthopedic surgeons 99 9.61 31.70
Dialysis centers 87 22.00 40.28
Medical and diagnostic centers 55 47.71 48.95
Physical therapists 96 27.40 56.09
Expenses per inpatient day 30 66.96 62.02
Joint Commission accreditation 98 50.00 83.71
Medical school affiliation 96 0.00 45.76
Magnet hospitals 78 0.00 14.40
ER wait times 98 21.80 40.01
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 36 73.13 70.79
Smoking rate 22 33.57 30.34
Diabetes rate 66 43.86 48.54
Alzheimer's cases 56 81.76 81.26
Caregivers 99 20.64 39.21
Life expectancy at 65 1 100.00 84.59
Depression 16 48.49 43.31
Physical activity 59 60.23 65.43
Fitness and recreational sports centers 92 30.21 46.08
Fast-food outlets 5 83.52 61.73
Falls with injury 95 26.33 38.43
Binge drinking 74 34.45 40.64
Air quality 5 94.20 67.44

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 55 46.93 47.44
Total bank deposits 57 5.02 7.24
Tax burden 40 73.35 68.14
Dependency ratio 99 62.10 84.57
Growth of small businesses 8 91.97 86.25
Older adults below poverty line 38 61.88 58.57
Capital gains 10 71.74 49.15
Income growth 35 84.87 84.11
Reverse mortgages 80 3.95 15.80
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 51 43.27 44.17
Median rental price 63 66.60 69.47
Households with older adults 2 91.45 55.52
Nursing beds 100 22.10 60.28
Cost of semi-private nursing room 56 58.33 64.62
Home health-care service providers 97 5.81 15.21
Continuing-care facilities 97 10.79 23.14
Cost of assisted living 19 91.43 80.63
Nursing-home rating 21 48.95 36.99
Older adults in family homes 6 92.10 84.60
Cost of adult day services 41 53.85 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 96 26.94 50.90
Commute times 72 72.83 78.27
Commuters who walk to work 99 14.59 38.41
Number of passenger trips 86 1.65 9.79
Public transport fare 45 11.76 16.65
Investment in public/senior transportation 80 58.19 67.65
Grocery stores 97 18.89 33.58
Special needs transportation 97 7.68 29.60

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 2 87.81 47.47
Arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 88 19.76 30.60
Senior volunteer rates 84 42.31 53.28
Number of public libraries 99 15.19 44.65
Number of civic and religious organizations 97 24.74 60.15
Funding for older adults 88 70.63 75.84
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 21 93.66 38.00
College enrollment 99 39.69 58.16
Number of community colleges 75 13.26 20.92
Number of universities 80 25.69 38.93