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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Homosassa Springs, FL
#276
OVERALL RANKING

Homosassa Springs, FL


SCORE: 58.98

#277
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 59.53
 
#276
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 58.72
 
Percent of Population 65+:  35.25%
Population 65+:  49,070
Total Population:  139,220

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 131 81.60 81.58 0.02 %
Health Care 274 34.56 50.15 -31.09 %
Wellness 169 65.86 68.45 -3.78 %
Financial 231 74.99 81.09 -7.52 %
EducationEducation 245 51.82 71.18 -12.53 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
186 66.90 71.18 -6.01 %
Employment 100 53.25 51.56 3.28 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
280 32.50 57.14 -43.12 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
264 40.26 51.89 -22.41 %
(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 212 39.50 49.09
Crime Rate 165 37.48 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 266 74.27 80.67
Unemployment Rate 259 31.84 46.80
Income Distribution 229 79.17 84.25
Weather 9 81.97 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 253 15.97 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 280 12.13 33.5
Number of hospital beds 275 9.57 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 217 14.56 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 177 0.00 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 273 3.48 13.35
Number of nurses 275 9.18 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 179 1.56 2.35
ER Wait Times 185 18.45 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 128 45.67 46.33
Smoking rate 190 9.87 13.69
Diabetes rate 279 25.06 41.83
Binge drinking 201 14.41 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 79 84.03 74.78
Caregivers 279 16.31 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 125 77.06 76.89
Depression 146 47.67 49.3
Physical activity 249 30.10 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 247 25.70 42.27
Fast-food outlets 2 70.16 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 61 23.97 17.69
Air quality 26 77.46 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 229 41.29 53.83
Total bank deposits 165 0.83 1.37
Tax burden 141 73.35 70.55
Dependency ratio 279 37.03 61.29
Small business growth 230 77.63 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 222 21.43 29.07
Capital gains 13 50.65 31.31
Income growth 219 57.73 60.52
Reverse mortgages 226 11.97 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 169 41.70 46.02
Median rental price 128 72.40 70.18
Households with older adults 4 73.24 39.04
Nursing beds 239 29.33 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 163 58.33 70.35
Home health-care service providers 210 7.39 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 231 6.93 14.8
Cost of assisted living 60 80.16 71.61
Nursing-home rating 229 0.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 43 87.08 82.84
Cost of adult day services 104 53.85 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 280 28.89 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 237 13.57 31.34
Employment growth 41 48.12 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 6 61.50 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 252 60.71 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 237 0.72 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 44 43.82 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 254 7.20 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 278 17.18 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 271 12.35 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 3 66.44 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 278 4.28 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 248 42.02 63.01
Number of public libraries 266 8.50 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 270 25.27 12.40
Funding for older adults 258 26.83 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 145 86.94 85.93
College enrollment 279 8.75 26.46