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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
#106
OVERALL RANKING

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO


SCORE: 67.52

#100
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 67.74
 
#93
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 68.43
 
Percent of Population 65+:  11.70%
Population 65+:  56,460
Total Population:  482,727

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 8 91.72 81.58 12.43 %
Health Care 149 48.09 50.15 -4.11 %
Wellness 115 68.90 68.45 0.66 %
Financial 125 82.15 81.09 1.31 %
EducationEducation 158 56.89 71.18 -3.97 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
75 77.79 71.18 9.29 %
Employment 84 55.06 51.56 6.79 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
230 49.27 57.14 -13.77 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
242 43.98 51.89 -15.24 %
(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 11 72.41 49.09
Crime Rate 106 44.78 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 12 89.40 80.67
Unemployment Rate 36 62.17 46.80
Income Distribution 229 79.17 84.25
Weather 120 63.22 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 81 34.02 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 105 34.72 33.5
Number of hospital beds 160 24.57 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 152 81.82 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 82 30.42 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 117 25.35 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 134 9.69 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 173 9.09 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 172 10.23 13.35
Number of nurses 191 19.39 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 169 1.63 2.35
ER Wait Times 100 25.60 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 114 46.64 46.33
Smoking rate 178 10.18 13.69
Diabetes rate 81 45.37 41.83
Binge drinking 87 21.34 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 260 53.59 74.78
Caregivers 14 68.53 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 154 75.63 76.89
Depression 175 45.84 49.3
Physical activity 185 34.06 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 120 44.54 42.27
Fast-food outlets 100 36.36 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 137 14.72 17.69
Air quality 173 56.01 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 175 49.82 53.83
Total bank deposits 87 1.03 1.37
Tax burden 97 77.85 70.55
Dependency ratio 116 61.21 61.29
Small business growth 62 83.84 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 236 20.51 29.07
Capital gains 222 21.67 31.31
Income growth 5 74.35 60.52
Reverse mortgages 181 19.73 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 100 51.56 46.02
Median rental price 96 75.38 70.18
Households with older adults 239 31.65 39.04
Nursing beds 104 54.84 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 28 90.37 70.35
Home health-care service providers 236 5.75 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 214 7.72 14.8
Cost of assisted living 40 83.08 71.61
Nursing-home rating 56 33.33 22.29
Older adults in family homes 56 86.34 82.84
Cost of adult day services 207 43.75 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 110 57.73 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 61 38.51 31.34
Employment growth 31 48.89 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 114 7.15 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 140 70.83 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 107 3.20 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 272 20.09 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 179 12.79 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 108 47.12 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 240 31.80 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 241 22.90 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 188 12.65 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 249 41.95 63.01
Number of public libraries 157 20.22 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 153 60.05 12.40
Funding for older adults 100 29.11 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 201 83.42 85.93
College enrollment 102 24.32 26.46