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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Greensboro-High Point, NC
#92
OVERALL RANKING

Greensboro-High Point, NC


SCORE: 68.01

#94
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 68.12
 
#91
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 67.27
 
Percent of Population 65+:  13.99%
Population 65+:  103,016
Total Population:  736,182

Indicator Rank Score Average
AvgScore
Percent
+/-
% +/-
General Livability 89 82.03 87.83 -6.60 %
Health Care 78 54.42 62.09 -12.35 %
Wellness 73 67.18 72.07 -6.79 %
Financial Security 75 84.96 88.25 -3.73 %
Education 65 59.32 61.67 -3.81 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
89 35.19 46.42 -24.19 %
Employment 78 57.69 63.96 -9.80 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
16 76.81 69.42 10.65 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
56 72.64 73.23 -.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 36 50.56 46.41
Crime rate 58 47.02 52.77
Internet access 96 71.08 83.51
Employment growth 79 83.28 86.82
Unemployment rate 82 53.48 64.06
Income distribution 32 86.96 86.33
Weather 47 64.30 65.13
Fatal car crashes 84 34.13 51.71

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare enrollment 86 86.84 62.02
Primary-care physicians 86 45.66 57.60
Nurse practitioners and physicians' assistants 64 40.83 45.49
Number of nurses 73 31.94 38.33
Number of hospital beds 81 29.03 37.22
Long-term hospitals 72 0.00 22.49
Hospitals with geriatric services 94 9.71 37.70
Hospitals with rehabilitation services 82 27.16 43.27
Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 60 0.00 11.62
Hospitals with hospice services 69 19.61 31.78
Orthopedic surgeons 86 22.56 31.70
Dialysis centers 48 37.71 40.28
Medical and diagnostic centers 40 51.88 48.95
Physical therapists 89 36.13 56.09
Expenses per inpatient day 22 70.47 62.02
Joint Commission accreditation 1 100.00 83.71
Medical school affiliation 86 21.21 45.76
Magnet hospitals 1 100.00 14.40
ER wait times 87 26.14 40.01
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 86 60.80 70.79
Smoking rate 71 22.91 30.34
Diabetes rate 78 40.33 48.54
Alzheimer's cases 70 78.22 81.26
Caregivers 42 39.66 39.21
Life expectancy at 65 77 80.25 84.59
Depression 84 36.49 43.31
Physical activity 83 54.30 65.43
Fitness and recreational sports centers 43 48.35 46.08
Fast-food outlets 62 57.75 61.73
Falls with injury 30 40.00 38.43
Binge drinking 18 48.10 40.64
Air quality 44 67.70 67.44

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 66 44.27 47.44
Total bank deposits 84 3.62 7.24
Tax burden 36 74.95 68.14
Dependency ratio 48 84.67 84.57
Growth of small businesses 88 82.11 86.25
Older adults below poverty line 62 55.32 58.57
Capital gains 77 32.26 49.15
Income growth 90 80.10 84.11
Reverse mortgages 20 26.34 15.80
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 19 55.52 44.17
Median rental price 16 83.13 69.47
Households with older adults 46 55.04 55.52
Nursing beds 49 58.00 60.28
Cost of semi-private nursing room 36 67.96 64.62
Home health-care service providers 50 13.53 15.21
Continuing-care facilities 20 29.21 23.14
Cost of assisted living 4 96.00 80.63
Nursing-home rating 52 33.91 36.99
Older adults in family homes 68 82.04 84.60
Cost of adult day services 9 68.63 55.79

Employment Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 72.79
65+ unemployment rate 30.13
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 85.90
Output of service sector/manufacturing 22.62
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Walk score 91 31.62 50.90
Commute times 17 87.33 78.27
Commuters who walk to work 74 24.16 38.41
Number of passenger trips 64 3.94 9.79
Public transport fare 45 11.76 16.65
Investment in public/senior transportation 100 32.69 67.65
Grocery stores 35 35.66 33.58
Special needs transportation 96 8.28 29.60

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 31 49.36 47.47
Arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 37 32.17 30.60
Senior volunteer rates 33 56.53 53.28
Number of public libraries 76 31.55 44.65
Number of civic and religious organizations 12 88.19 60.15
Funding for older adults 74 71.39 75.84
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 83 86.02 38.00
College enrollment 31 62.83 58.16
Number of community colleges 77 12.05 20.92
Number of universities 46 40.03 38.93