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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Goldsboro, NC
#211
OVERALL RANKING

Goldsboro, NC


SCORE: 63.82

#214
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 63.84
 
#201
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 64.44
 
Percent of Population 65+:  13.65%
Population 65+:  16,974
Total Population:  124,318

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 246 76.48 81.58 -6.25 %
Health Care 211 43.21 50.15 -13.84 %
Wellness 194 64.88 68.45 -5.22 %
Financial 119 82.42 81.09 1.64 %
EducationEducation 174 56.36 71.18 -4.86 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
78 77.40 71.18 8.74 %
Employment 264 37.89 51.56 -26.51 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
171 53.73 57.14 -5.97 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
106 52.53 51.89 1.23 %
(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 132 50.23 49.09
Crime Rate 215 31.86 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 256 75.30 80.67
Unemployment Rate 195 38.71 46.80
Income Distribution 110 84.44 84.25
Weather 98 65.89 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 242 16.87 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 231 23.33 33.5
Number of hospital beds 72 36.33 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 7 54.78 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 203 0.00 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 190 17.16 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 180 9.43 13.35
Number of nurses 136 22.89 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 248 1.02 2.35
ER Wait Times 275 10.10 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 242 39.73 46.33
Smoking rate 207 9.47 13.69
Diabetes rate 240 31.79 41.83
Binge drinking 32 30.99 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 147 76.12 74.78
Caregivers 97 40.33 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 201 73.92 76.89
Depression 124 49.29 49.3
Physical activity 212 32.22 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 157 39.51 42.27
Fast-food outlets 53 39.85 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 248 7.66 17.69
Air quality 152 57.29 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 249 37.33 53.83
Total bank deposits 241 0.62 1.37
Tax burden 129 74.95 70.55
Dependency ratio 143 59.46 61.29
Small business growth 145 80.62 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 259 18.43 29.07
Capital gains 200 22.78 31.31
Income growth 168 58.98 60.52
Reverse mortgages 30 48.13 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 97 51.68 46.02
Median rental price 68 78.38 70.18
Households with older adults 183 36.55 39.04
Nursing beds 170 42.83 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 108 67.96 70.35
Home health-care service providers 47 21.09 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 97 14.50 14.8
Cost of assisted living 19 84.17 71.61
Nursing-home rating 102 25.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 166 81.51 82.84
Cost of adult day services 34 68.63 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 220 47.51 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 226 14.53 31.34
Employment growth 262 39.19 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 258 2.10 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 140 70.83 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 199 1.42 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 85 41.84 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 268 6.39 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 50 54.95 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 233 32.10 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 172 27.31 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 141 15.50 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 104 56.76 63.01
Number of public libraries 229 13.19 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 13 87.28 12.40
Funding for older adults 240 27.11 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 203 83.32 85.93
College enrollment 112 23.27 26.46