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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Hinesville, GA
#110
OVERALL RANKING

Hinesville, GA


SCORE: 67.32

#130
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 66.55
 
#77
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 69.00
 
Percent of Population 65+:  6.83%
Population 65+:  5,577
Total Population:  81,631

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 95 83.09 81.58 1.85 %
Health Care 32 62.28 50.15 24.19 %
Wellness 60 72.56 68.45 6.00 %
Financial 49 86.49 81.09 6.66 %
EducationEducation 223 53.57 71.18 -9.57 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
145 70.88 71.18 -.42 %
Employment 281 27.99 51.56 -45.71 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
242 47.59 57.14 -16.71 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
208 46.51 51.89 -10.37 %
(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 171 45.50 49.09
Crime Rate 150 39.31 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 250 75.54 80.67
Unemployment Rate 201 38.21 46.80
Income Distribution 1 100.00 84.25
Weather 27 78.07 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 128 27.27 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 235 23.14 33.5
Number of hospital beds 50 41.95 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 273 0.00 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 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 268 3.77 13.35
Number of nurses 246 13.70 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 1 100.00 2.35
ER Wait Times 170 19.28 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 172 42.95 46.33
Smoking rate 19 23.65 13.69
Diabetes rate 99 43.55 41.83
Binge drinking 230 12.94 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 94 81.34 74.78
Caregivers 10 70.46 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 144 76.10 76.89
Depression 16 63.88 49.3
Physical activity 203 33.18 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 276 10.87 42.27
Fast-food outlets 29 42.38 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 228 8.69 17.69
Air quality 103 62.50 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 271 30.46 53.83
Total bank deposits 281 0.30 1.37
Tax burden 81 80.03 70.55
Dependency ratio 75 64.04 61.29
Small business growth 67 83.55 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 250 19.47 29.07
Capital gains 178 24.21 31.31
Income growth 198 58.24 60.52
Reverse mortgages 16 55.56 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 86 53.19 46.02
Median rental price 248 55.10 70.18
Households with older adults 281 20.58 39.04
Nursing beds 79 59.93 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 60 76.50 70.35
Home health-care service providers 71 17.96 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 273 4.22 14.8
Cost of assisted living 7 87.67 71.61
Nursing-home rating 229 0.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 24 88.93 82.84
Cost of adult day services 57 58.33 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 281 24.19 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 279 5.36 31.34
Employment growth 56 47.14 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 196 3.94 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 159 69.86 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 278 0.21 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 145 37.15 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 98 20.83 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 146 41.98 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 264 22.22 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 281 14.20 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 142 15.40 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 236 42.53 63.01
Number of public libraries 82 27.65 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 83 71.23 12.40
Funding for older adults 227 27.19 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 247 78.13 85.93
College enrollment 110 23.40 26.46