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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL
#246
OVERALL RANKING

Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL


SCORE: 62.41

#239
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 62.83
 
#255
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 62.01
 
Percent of Population 65+:  18.72%
Population 65+:  37,390
Total Population:  199,710

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 61 84.73 81.58 3.86 %
Health Care 263 36.74 50.15 -26.74 %
Wellness 123 68.43 68.45 -.03 %
Financial 146 80.80 81.09 -.36 %
EducationEducation 202 54.93 71.18 -7.28 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
165 69.11 71.18 -2.91 %
Employment 145 48.76 51.56 -5.43 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
274 37.94 57.14 -33.60 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
174 48.63 51.89 -6.28 %
(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 221 38.49 49.09
Crime Rate 63 51.05 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 21 86.84 80.67
Unemployment Rate 152 42.81 46.80
Income Distribution 159 82.61 84.25
Weather 39 76.96 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 187 22.06 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 179 28.28 33.5
Number of hospital beds 264 11.37 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 233 50.00 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 105 26.77 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 170 10.34 13.35
Number of nurses 249 13.52 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 269 0.77 2.35
ER Wait Times 231 15.27 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 81 48.41 46.33
Smoking rate 223 8.94 13.69
Diabetes rate 161 38.64 41.83
Binge drinking 130 17.62 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 220 67.25 74.78
Caregivers 105 39.95 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 96 78.48 76.89
Depression 38 57.49 49.3
Physical activity 114 39.01 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 49 55.98 42.27
Fast-food outlets 108 35.83 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 79 21.49 17.69
Air quality 152 57.29 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 22 73.18 53.83
Total bank deposits 69 1.11 1.37
Tax burden 19 89.41 70.55
Dependency ratio 253 53.43 61.29
Small business growth 64 83.77 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 239 20.36 29.07
Capital gains 253 19.06 31.31
Income growth 52 62.91 60.52
Reverse mortgages 234 9.38 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 216 35.57 46.02
Median rental price 205 64.29 70.18
Households with older adults 31 45.61 39.04
Nursing beds 247 26.87 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 76 73.30 70.35
Home health-care service providers 211 7.35 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 215 7.69 14.8
Cost of assisted living 44 82.11 71.61
Nursing-home rating 229 0.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 18 90.76 82.84
Cost of adult day services 21 97.22 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 194 49.86 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 129 24.07 31.34
Employment growth 131 44.33 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 39 16.58 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 265 57.95 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 228 0.87 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 134 37.80 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 253 7.42 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 235 31.89 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 266 18.52 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 35 35.29 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 186 12.69 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 160 51.45 63.01
Number of public libraries 132 21.92 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 168 56.10 12.40
Funding for older adults 146 28.55 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 149 86.53 85.93
College enrollment 223 16.16 26.46