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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Jackson, TN
#47
OVERALL RANKING

Jackson, TN


SCORE: 70.43

#49
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 70.18
 
#37
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 71.42
 
Percent of Population 65+:  14.53%
Population 65+:  18,938
Total Population:  130,315

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 167 80.38 81.58 -1.47 %
Health Care 29 62.74 50.15 25.10 %
Wellness 125 68.36 68.45 -.13 %
Financial 14 91.77 81.09 13.17 %
EducationEducation 166 56.52 71.18 -4.59 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
69 78.31 71.18 10.02 %
Employment 93 53.81 51.56 4.36 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
128 56.37 57.14 -1.35 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
136 50.67 51.89 -2.35 %
(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 40 62.26 49.09
Crime Rate 227 30.74 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 79 82.47 80.67
Unemployment Rate 198 38.46 46.80
Income Distribution 110 84.44 84.25
Weather 118 63.69 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 221 18.47 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 24 50.72 33.5
Number of hospital beds 34 47.18 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 191 66.67 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 33 46.50 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 83 31.00 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 61 29.61 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 90 33.33 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 15 28.05 13.35
Number of nurses 22 38.67 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 36 3.01 2.35
ER Wait Times 142 22.33 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 229 40.38 46.33
Smoking rate 179 10.14 13.69
Diabetes rate 259 29.14 41.83
Binge drinking 2 76.78 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 173 73.92 74.78
Caregivers 69 44.76 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 214 73.08 76.89
Depression 257 40.28 49.3
Physical activity 251 30.08 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 95 48.12 42.27
Fast-food outlets 187 31.77 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 115 16.49 17.69
Air quality 158 57.09 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 19 73.80 53.83
Total bank deposits 136 0.89 1.37
Tax burden 3 97.75 70.55
Dependency ratio 133 60.23 61.29
Small business growth 112 81.75 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 173 25.06 29.07
Capital gains 159 25.27 31.31
Income growth 155 59.32 60.52
Reverse mortgages 50 41.36 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 39 61.14 46.02
Median rental price 127 72.60 70.18
Households with older adults 124 38.99 39.04
Nursing beds 60 67.47 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 87 72.92 70.35
Home health-care service providers 50 20.63 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 135 11.71 14.8
Cost of assisted living 103 74.37 71.61
Nursing-home rating 203 11.11 22.29
Older adults in family homes 94 84.25 82.84
Cost of adult day services 88 56.45 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 89 60.23 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 56 40.76 31.34
Employment growth 157 43.59 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 225 3.07 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 51 80.53 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 133 2.65 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 25 47.70 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 247 8.12 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 58 53.71 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 247 29.63 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 134 29.12 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 214 11.48 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 196 46.59 63.01
Number of public libraries 246 11.93 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 3 98.19 12.40
Funding for older adults 174 27.93 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 226 81.04 85.93
College enrollment 85 26.42 26.46