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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC
#177
OVERALL RANKING

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC


SCORE: 64.89

#152
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 65.65
 
#213
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 63.92
 
Percent of Population 65+:  23.07%
Population 65+:  46,640
Total Population:  202,140

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 101 82.92 81.58 1.64 %
Health Care 239 40.61 50.15 -19.02 %
Wellness 27 77.13 68.45 12.68 %
Financial 127 81.86 81.09 0.95 %
EducationEducation 103 59.64 71.18 0.68 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
204 65.12 71.18 -8.51 %
Employment 26 69.04 51.56 33.90 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
272 40.68 57.14 -28.81 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
256 41.33 51.89 -20.35 %
(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 262 30.12 49.09
Crime Rate 149 39.32 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 25 86.36 80.67
Unemployment Rate 141 44.01 46.80
Income Distribution 203 80.85 84.25
Weather 25 79.27 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 258 15.45 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 263 18.51 33.5
Number of hospital beds 269 10.22 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 203 0.00 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 213 15.14 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 167 10.38 13.35
Number of nurses 264 11.33 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 202 1.38 2.35
ER Wait Times 74 30.49 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 34 54.09 46.33
Smoking rate 57 16.34 13.69
Diabetes rate 168 37.57 41.83
Binge drinking 85 21.43 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 113 79.88 74.78
Caregivers 237 28.71 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 12 87.26 76.89
Depression 5 68.53 49.3
Physical activity 25 50.69 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 17 64.16 42.27
Fast-food outlets 82 37.40 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 7 50.71 17.69
Air quality 106 62.31 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 57 64.74 53.83
Total bank deposits 63 1.13 1.37
Tax burden 7 93.40 70.55
Dependency ratio 266 48.07 61.29
Small business growth 65 83.68 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 20 43.12 29.07
Capital gains 211 22.64 31.31
Income growth 145 59.51 60.52
Reverse mortgages 262 4.33 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 266 24.94 46.02
Median rental price 253 54.23 70.18
Households with older adults 14 53.67 39.04
Nursing beds 271 16.22 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 72 73.68 70.35
Home health-care service providers 129 11.88 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 196 8.41 14.8
Cost of assisted living 56 80.80 71.61
Nursing-home rating 33 42.86 22.29
Older adults in family homes 7 93.71 82.84
Cost of adult day services 46 63.64 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 174 51.38 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 144 23.18 31.34
Employment growth 16 51.15 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 5 67.42 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 189 67.40 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 238 0.69 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 33 46.00 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 246 8.20 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 224 32.89 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 270 14.81 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 14 43.49 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 260 7.03 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 113 55.57 63.01
Number of public libraries 273 7.05 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 254 32.01 12.40
Funding for older adults 272 26.77 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 10 96.06 85.93
College enrollment 242 14.97 26.46