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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Charlottesville, VA
#65
OVERALL RANKING

Charlottesville, VA


SCORE: 68.95

#71
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 68.69
 
#66
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 69.56
 
Percent of Population 65+:  14.70%
Population 65+:  32,728
Total Population:  222,696

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 118 81.92 81.58 0.42 %
Health Care 18 65.13 50.15 29.87 %
Wellness 91 70.00 68.45 2.26 %
Financial 200 77.70 81.09 -4.18 %
EducationEducation 61 62.77 71.18 5.96 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
245 58.96 71.18 -17.17 %
Employment 94 53.76 51.56 4.27 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
26 72.50 57.14 26.88 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
131 50.88 51.89 -1.95 %
(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 239 35.09 49.09
Crime Rate 34 61.58 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 71 82.77 80.67
Unemployment Rate 42 60.57 46.80
Income Distribution 264 76.00 84.25
Weather 137 60.74 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 216 19.33 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 12 58.92 33.5
Number of hospital beds 126 28.75 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 165 75.00 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 168 13.47 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 103 26.95 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 24 26.95 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 140 0.00 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 18 75.00 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 2 50.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 6 45.28 13.35
Number of nurses 30 34.84 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 33 3.14 2.35
ER Wait Times 80 29.39 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 54 51.10 46.33
Smoking rate 102 12.43 13.69
Diabetes rate 105 43.31 41.83
Binge drinking 184 15.04 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 165 74.39 74.78
Caregivers 190 32.05 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 36 82.61 76.89
Depression 127 49.14 49.3
Physical activity 82 42.20 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 36 57.17 42.27
Fast-food outlets 85 37.31 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 213 9.46 17.69
Air quality 87 64.10 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 35 68.47 53.83
Total bank deposits 79 1.06 1.37
Tax burden 215 59.31 70.55
Dependency ratio 39 69.78 61.29
Small business growth 68 83.51 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 140 28.24 29.07
Capital gains 168 25.13 31.31
Income growth 29 64.52 60.52
Reverse mortgages 206 15.13 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 265 24.97 46.02
Median rental price 258 52.98 70.18
Households with older adults 123 39.14 39.04
Nursing beds 218 36.39 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 142 63.35 70.35
Home health-care service providers 171 9.53 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 90 15.38 14.8
Cost of assisted living 221 64.20 71.61
Nursing-home rating 159 18.18 22.29
Older adults in family homes 90 84.49 82.84
Cost of adult day services 104 53.85 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 55 66.29 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 199 17.42 31.34
Employment growth 47 47.41 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 44 14.61 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 224 64.29 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 50 6.37 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 112 39.42 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 27 34.12 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 38 58.36 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 11 71.60 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 120 29.68 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 161 14.39 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 74 59.31 63.01
Number of public libraries 185 17.04 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 114 66.85 12.40
Funding for older adults 164 27.97 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 211 82.59 85.93
College enrollment 42 38.39 26.46