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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Clarksville, TN-KY
#185
OVERALL RANKING

Clarksville, TN-KY


SCORE: 64.78

#187
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 64.79
 
#175
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 65.23
 
Percent of Population 65+:  9.35%
Population 65+:  25,731
Total Population:  275,081

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 130 81.61 81.58 0.04 %
Health Care 190 44.38 50.15 -11.51 %
Wellness 106 69.21 68.45 1.11 %
Financial 34 87.68 81.09 8.13 %
EducationEducation 164 56.55 71.18 -4.54 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
150 70.45 71.18 -1.03 %
Employment 257 38.81 51.56 -24.73 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
214 50.93 57.14 -10.87 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
247 42.79 51.89 -17.54 %
(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 72 57.64 49.09
Crime Rate 143 40.32 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 49 83.85 80.67
Unemployment Rate 191 38.84 46.80
Income Distribution 42 88.37 84.25
Weather 128 61.95 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 176 23.02 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 163 29.80 33.5
Number of hospital beds 81 34.27 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 142 83.33 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 273 0.00 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 151 16.67 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 229 6.83 13.35
Number of nurses 171 21.11 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 150 1.77 2.35
ER Wait Times 164 20.00 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 131 45.58 46.33
Smoking rate 262 6.94 13.69
Diabetes rate 120 42.05 41.83
Binge drinking 90 20.64 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 223 66.32 74.78
Caregivers 9 71.74 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 236 71.85 76.89
Depression 121 49.41 49.3
Physical activity 215 32.14 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 193 35.40 42.27
Fast-food outlets 57 39.65 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 214 9.44 17.69
Air quality 159 56.85 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 167 50.83 53.83
Total bank deposits 223 0.67 1.37
Tax burden 18 92.44 70.55
Dependency ratio 79 63.71 61.29
Small business growth 26 87.09 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 98 31.17 29.07
Capital gains 190 24.14 31.31
Income growth 134 59.77 60.52
Reverse mortgages 130 28.05 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 91 52.74 46.02
Median rental price 179 67.52 70.18
Households with older adults 269 27.19 39.04
Nursing beds 116 52.16 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 97 71.07 70.35
Home health-care service providers 150 11.17 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 193 8.55 14.8
Cost of assisted living 102 74.68 71.61
Nursing-home rating 211 9.09 22.29
Older adults in family homes 108 83.53 82.84
Cost of adult day services 101 55.07 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 197 49.28 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 271 9.13 31.34
Employment growth 195 42.53 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 160 4.84 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 159 69.86 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 163 2.23 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 94 40.51 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 45 28.37 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 115 45.61 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 265 20.99 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 271 18.68 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 255 7.97 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 204 44.84 63.01
Number of public libraries 276 6.27 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 34 81.19 12.40
Funding for older adults 161 28.24 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 218 81.76 85.93
College enrollment 91 25.60 26.46