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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY
#145
OVERALL RANKING

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY


SCORE: 65.85

#144
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 66.01
 
#165
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 65.84
 
Percent of Population 65+:  11.92%
Population 65+:  17,932
Total Population:  150,460

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 40 86.46 81.58 5.98 %
Health Care 182 45.08 50.15 -10.11 %
Wellness 161 66.55 68.45 -2.78 %
Financial 11 91.93 81.09 13.37 %
EducationEducation 240 52.23 71.18 -11.83 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
154 70.00 71.18 -1.66 %
Employment 140 49.34 51.56 -4.31 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
260 45.13 57.14 -21.02 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
211 46.28 51.89 -10.81 %
(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 138 49.49 49.09
Crime Rate 5 84.55 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 55 83.60 80.67
Unemployment Rate 131 45.11 46.80
Income Distribution 22 90.48 84.25
Weather 150 59.47 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 230 18.12 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 192 26.86 33.5
Number of hospital beds 147 26.32 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 203 16.00 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 39 50.00 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 269 3.75 13.35
Number of nurses 234 15.45 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 168 1.65 2.35
ER Wait Times 181 18.72 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 214 41.21 46.33
Smoking rate 269 6.56 13.69
Diabetes rate 194 35.60 41.83
Binge drinking 74 22.40 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 250 57.90 74.78
Caregivers 13 68.70 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 225 72.44 76.89
Depression 251 41.04 49.3
Physical activity 182 34.15 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 105 47.11 42.27
Fast-food outlets 30 42.32 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 242 7.85 17.69
Air quality 209 53.08 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 178 49.52 53.83
Total bank deposits 195 0.76 1.37
Tax burden 41 83.14 70.55
Dependency ratio 100 62.13 61.29
Small business growth 3 97.20 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 210 22.38 29.07
Capital gains 243 20.35 31.31
Income growth 96 61.01 60.52
Reverse mortgages 21 52.86 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 123 48.21 46.02
Median rental price 130 72.31 70.18
Households with older adults 231 32.09 39.04
Nursing beds 147 46.98 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 118 67.31 70.35
Home health-care service providers 245 5.14 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 202 8.13 14.8
Cost of assisted living 97 75.37 71.61
Nursing-home rating 102 25.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 97 84.06 82.84
Cost of adult day services 143 52.24 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 164 52.37 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 100 29.29 31.34
Employment growth 12 52.37 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 223 3.12 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 224 64.29 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 234 0.74 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 195 32.96 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 195 11.75 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 213 34.40 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 229 33.33 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 225 23.95 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 140 15.56 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 255 41.39 63.01
Number of public libraries 145 21.40 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 112 66.93 12.40
Funding for older adults 139 28.67 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 255 76.37 85.93
College enrollment 124 22.58 26.46