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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS
#158
OVERALL RANKING

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS


SCORE: 65.20

#175
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 65.03
 
#161
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 65.99
 
Percent of Population 65+:  13.29%
Population 65+:  50,385
Total Population:  379,007

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 104 82.75 81.58 1.43 %
Health Care 119 50.67 50.15 1.04 %
Wellness 152 66.89 68.45 -2.28 %
Financial 105 83.31 81.09 2.74 %
EducationEducation 120 58.69 71.18 -.93 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
104 74.68 71.18 4.92 %
Employment 262 38.17 51.56 -25.97 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
262 44.66 57.14 -21.84 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
168 48.77 51.89 -6.01 %
(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 96 54.63 49.09
Crime Rate 224 30.86 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 261 74.95 80.67
Unemployment Rate 222 36.15 46.80
Income Distribution 71 86.36 84.25
Weather 30 77.65 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 213 19.52 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 216 24.57 33.5
Number of hospital beds 57 39.73 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 44 18.39 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 203 0.00 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 140 23.05 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 128 25.00 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 103 13.02 13.35
Number of nurses 112 24.80 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 172 1.61 2.35
ER Wait Times 84 27.93 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 185 42.57 46.33
Smoking rate 213 9.31 13.69
Diabetes rate 254 30.17 41.83
Binge drinking 106 18.92 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 272 38.99 74.78
Caregivers 4 90.73 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 248 71.05 76.89
Depression 90 51.81 49.3
Physical activity 248 30.27 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 141 41.68 42.27
Fast-food outlets 159 33.27 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 133 14.81 17.69
Air quality 130 60.00 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 110 57.30 53.83
Total bank deposits 199 0.74 1.37
Tax burden 1 100.00 70.55
Dependency ratio 119 60.91 61.29
Small business growth 226 77.70 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 214 21.92 29.07
Capital gains 276 16.20 31.31
Income growth 275 54.67 60.52
Reverse mortgages 142 25.27 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 60 56.37 46.02
Median rental price 157 68.96 70.18
Households with older adults 186 36.40 39.04
Nursing beds 192 39.55 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 103 68.29 70.35
Home health-care service providers 166 9.76 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 244 5.78 14.8
Cost of assisted living 60 80.16 71.61
Nursing-home rating 221 7.14 22.29
Older adults in family homes 63 85.78 82.84
Cost of adult day services 1 100.00 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 245 43.64 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 233 13.86 31.34
Employment growth 154 43.66 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 174 4.31 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 204 66.23 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 185 1.64 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 267 21.64 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 100 20.60 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 240 31.26 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 232 33.30 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 184 26.51 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 171 13.98 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 156 51.82 63.01
Number of public libraries 103 25.27 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 161 57.74 12.40
Funding for older adults 87 29.46 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 113 88.39 85.93
College enrollment 129 22.23 26.46