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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Fayetteville, NC
#165
OVERALL RANKING

Fayetteville, NC


SCORE: 65.07

#179
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 64.90
 
#167
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 65.81
 
Percent of Population 65+:  9.78%
Population 65+:  36,512
Total Population:  373,506

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 269 73.38 81.58 -10.05 %
Health Care 65 57.14 50.15 13.94 %
Wellness 158 66.73 68.45 -2.51 %
Financial 160 80.16 81.09 -1.15 %
EducationEducation 148 57.32 71.18 -3.24 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
140 71.02 71.18 -.22 %
Employment 151 48.14 51.56 -6.63 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
167 53.88 57.14 -5.71 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
155 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 199 41.36 49.09
Crime Rate 271 24.60 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 253 75.40 80.67
Unemployment Rate 260 31.67 46.80
Income Distribution 110 84.44 84.25
Weather 89 66.36 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 186 22.07 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 58 41.35 33.5
Number of hospital beds 97 31.47 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 181 11.56 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 263 7.70 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 18 75.00 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 160 10.75 13.35
Number of nurses 69 28.99 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 130 1.91 2.35
ER Wait Times 2 57.85 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 164 43.31 46.33
Smoking rate 150 10.86 13.69
Diabetes rate 198 35.42 41.83
Binge drinking 57 25.27 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 164 74.47 74.78
Caregivers 31 54.15 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 184 74.51 76.89
Depression 48 56.46 49.3
Physical activity 169 34.96 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 256 22.51 42.27
Fast-food outlets 213 30.93 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 236 8.21 17.69
Air quality 143 57.98 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 263 34.02 53.83
Total bank deposits 271 0.45 1.37
Tax burden 129 74.95 70.55
Dependency ratio 67 64.71 61.29
Small business growth 80 82.91 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 228 20.93 29.07
Capital gains 200 22.78 31.31
Income growth 176 58.80 60.52
Reverse mortgages 96 33.55 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 172 41.11 46.02
Median rental price 205 64.29 70.18
Households with older adults 267 27.63 39.04
Nursing beds 161 44.33 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 108 67.96 70.35
Home health-care service providers 14 32.73 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 97 14.50 14.8
Cost of assisted living 19 84.17 71.61
Nursing-home rating 229 0.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 119 82.99 82.84
Cost of adult day services 34 68.63 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 190 50.15 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 75 34.05 31.34
Employment growth 139 44.07 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 151 5.14 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 91 75.00 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 92 3.63 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 194 33.72 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 74 23.37 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 71 52.09 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 261 24.69 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 263 19.81 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 118 16.70 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 94 57.00 63.01
Number of public libraries 230 13.15 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 56 76.09 12.40
Funding for older adults 238 27.12 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 235 79.79 85.93
College enrollment 71 29.71 26.46