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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
#203
OVERALL RANKING

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL


SCORE: 64.15

#190
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 64.64
 
#224
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 63.43
 
Percent of Population 65+:  15.03%
Population 65+:  37,251
Total Population:  247,841

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 66 84.58 81.58 3.68 %
Health Care 212 43.14 50.15 -13.98 %
Wellness 135 67.81 68.45 -.93 %
Financial 98 83.50 81.09 2.97 %
EducationEducation 131 58.10 71.18 -1.92 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
232 62.16 71.18 -12.67 %
Employment 54 60.12 51.56 16.60 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
248 46.23 57.14 -19.09 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
244 43.79 51.89 -15.61 %
(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 194 41.75 49.09
Crime Rate 189 34.81 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 58 83.31 80.67
Unemployment Rate 80 52.93 46.80
Income Distribution 71 86.36 84.25
Weather 44 75.91 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 228 18.26 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 164 29.75 33.5
Number of hospital beds 211 18.80 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 131 23.76 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 169 10.35 13.35
Number of nurses 247 13.67 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 79 2.39 2.35
ER Wait Times 38 37.97 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 74 49.34 46.33
Smoking rate 183 10.03 13.69
Diabetes rate 154 39.34 41.83
Binge drinking 123 17.91 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 121 79.30 74.78
Caregivers 202 31.20 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 114 77.46 76.89
Depression 62 54.18 49.3
Physical activity 144 36.97 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 116 45.21 42.27
Fast-food outlets 203 31.40 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 103 18.54 17.69
Air quality 88 63.95 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 109 57.54 53.83
Total bank deposits 91 1.02 1.37
Tax burden 141 73.35 70.55
Dependency ratio 107 61.92 61.29
Small business growth 20 87.69 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 95 31.45 29.07
Capital gains 13 50.65 31.31
Income growth 63 62.23 60.52
Reverse mortgages 235 9.29 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 231 33.33 46.02
Median rental price 250 54.66 70.18
Households with older adults 112 39.57 39.04
Nursing beds 204 38.39 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 163 58.33 70.35
Home health-care service providers 208 7.43 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 199 8.27 14.8
Cost of assisted living 60 80.16 71.61
Nursing-home rating 80 30.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 58 86.15 82.84
Cost of adult day services 104 53.85 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 65 63.62 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 107 28.33 31.34
Employment growth 90 45.82 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 17 26.91 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 217 64.83 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 251 0.54 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 44 43.82 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 227 9.24 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 234 32.25 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 222 34.88 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 108 30.11 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 134 15.67 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 234 42.81 63.01
Number of public libraries 175 17.88 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 187 51.49 12.40
Funding for older adults 258 26.83 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 76 90.47 85.93
College enrollment 190 18.39 26.46