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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Greenville, NC
#44
OVERALL RANKING

Greenville, NC


SCORE: 70.66

#47
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 70.44
 
#34
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 71.56
 
Percent of Population 65+:  10.46%
Population 65+:  18,093
Total Population:  172,971

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 177 80.11 81.58 -1.80 %
Health Care 14 67.74 50.15 35.07 %
Wellness 150 67.02 68.45 -2.09 %
Financial 103 83.35 81.09 2.79 %
EducationEducation 24 72.54 71.18 22.45 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
68 78.40 71.18 10.14 %
Employment 90 54.07 51.56 4.87 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
122 56.66 57.14 -.84 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
117 51.83 51.89 -.12 %
(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 142 49.04 49.09
Crime Rate 200 33.83 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 139 80.39 80.67
Unemployment Rate 194 38.78 46.80
Income Distribution 264 76.00 84.25
Weather 89 66.36 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 92 32.63 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 11 60.04 33.5
Number of hospital beds 10 60.29 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 233 50.00 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 108 23.49 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 207 15.66 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 2 50.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 24 24.17 13.35
Number of nurses 4 71.70 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 92 2.26 2.35
ER Wait Times 190 18.18 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 240 39.91 46.33
Smoking rate 161 10.50 13.69
Diabetes rate 98 43.59 41.83
Binge drinking 69 23.40 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 175 73.55 74.78
Caregivers 39 50.59 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 163 75.38 76.89
Depression 91 51.66 49.3
Physical activity 188 33.85 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 146 40.86 42.27
Fast-food outlets 272 25.92 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 260 6.81 17.69
Air quality 109 61.80 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 150 53.08 53.83
Total bank deposits 238 0.63 1.37
Tax burden 129 74.95 70.55
Dependency ratio 25 75.10 61.29
Small business growth 123 81.44 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 207 22.57 29.07
Capital gains 200 22.78 31.31
Income growth 102 60.69 60.52
Reverse mortgages 93 34.06 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 109 50.23 46.02
Median rental price 138 71.37 70.18
Households with older adults 264 28.35 39.04
Nursing beds 214 36.80 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 108 67.96 70.35
Home health-care service providers 7 48.24 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 132 11.83 14.8
Cost of assisted living 19 84.17 71.61
Nursing-home rating 56 33.33 22.29
Older adults in family homes 133 82.56 82.84
Cost of adult day services 34 68.63 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 19 76.63 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 148 22.76 31.34
Employment growth 197 42.47 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 256 2.21 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 148 70.51 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 139 2.55 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 85 41.84 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 136 15.86 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 85 50.41 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 178 39.51 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 255 21.42 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 85 19.88 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 97 56.94 63.01
Number of public libraries 151 20.69 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 78 72.15 12.40
Funding for older adults 245 27.10 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 145 86.94 85.93
College enrollment 23 54.76 26.46