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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Cleveland, TN
#250
OVERALL RANKING

Cleveland, TN


SCORE: 62.23

#249
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 62.45
 
#248
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 62.29
 
Percent of Population 65+:  15.39%
Population 65+:  18,120
Total Population:  117,711

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 190 79.71 81.58 -2.29 %
Health Care 262 36.96 50.15 -26.30 %
Wellness 270 60.94 68.45 -10.97 %
Financial 51 86.36 81.09 6.50 %
EducationEducation 247 51.71 71.18 -12.71 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
133 71.58 71.18 0.56 %
Employment 247 40.22 51.56 -21.99 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
209 51.47 57.14 -9.92 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
156 49.49 51.89 -4.63 %
(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 137 49.82 49.09
Crime Rate 228 30.57 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 10 91.64 80.67
Unemployment Rate 162 42.19 46.80
Income Distribution 264 76.00 84.25
Weather 99 65.88 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 164 23.81 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 224 23.90 33.5
Number of hospital beds 236 15.33 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 198 16.32 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 267 3.83 13.35
Number of nurses 260 11.69 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 193 1.44 2.35
ER Wait Times 263 12.08 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 263 38.31 46.33
Smoking rate 279 5.17 13.69
Diabetes rate 262 28.48 41.83
Binge drinking 37 28.53 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 178 72.97 74.78
Caregivers 80 42.57 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 243 71.34 76.89
Depression 141 48.01 49.3
Physical activity 281 25.16 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 231 29.87 42.27
Fast-food outlets 107 35.91 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 170 11.94 17.69
Air quality 208 53.17 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 61 64.33 53.83
Total bank deposits 185 0.78 1.37
Tax burden 3 97.75 70.55
Dependency ratio 150 59.08 61.29
Small business growth 137 80.97 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 231 20.88 29.07
Capital gains 159 25.27 31.31
Income growth 22 65.40 60.52
Reverse mortgages 183 19.55 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 130 47.00 46.02
Median rental price 108 74.06 70.18
Households with older adults 82 41.44 39.04
Nursing beds 184 40.63 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 87 72.92 70.35
Home health-care service providers 227 6.08 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 233 6.71 14.8
Cost of assisted living 103 74.37 71.61
Nursing-home rating 102 25.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 88 84.53 82.84
Cost of adult day services 88 56.45 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 243 44.18 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 159 21.74 31.34
Employment growth 162 43.54 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 262 2.05 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 189 67.40 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 247 0.56 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 25 47.70 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 148 14.89 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 154 41.34 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 224 34.57 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 96 30.66 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 275 5.30 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 194 47.07 63.01
Number of public libraries 199 15.63 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 6 94.62 12.40
Funding for older adults 174 27.93 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 257 75.65 85.93
College enrollment 127 22.31 26.46