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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Jacksonville, FL
#63
OVERALL RANKING

Jacksonville, FL


SCORE: 71.46

#60
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 71.56
 
#67
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 70.37
 
Percent of Population 65+:  13.17%
Population 65+:  181,455
Total Population:  1,378,040

Indicator Rank Score Average
AvgScore
Percent
+/-
% +/-
General Livability 25 90.36 87.83 2.88 %
Health Care 55 62.08 62.09 -.02 %
Wellness 68 68.23 72.07 -5.33 %
Financial Security 11 93.28 88.25 5.70 %
Education 35 63.38 61.67 2.77 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
75 39.59 46.42 -14.71 %
Employment 32 66.75 63.96 4.36 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
66 66.97 69.42 -3.53 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
80 63.49 73.23 -13.30 %
(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 49 47.08 46.41
Crime rate 86 39.88 52.77
Internet access 22 90.76 83.51
Employment growth 33 88.24 86.82
Unemployment rate 52 60.93 64.06
Income distribution 55 85.11 86.33
Weather 13 81.99 65.13
Fatal car crashes 92 30.13 51.71

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare enrollment 61 89.75 62.02
Primary-care physicians 51 57.30 57.60
Nurse practitioners and physicians' assistants 24 57.08 45.49
Number of nurses 37 42.05 38.33
Number of hospital beds 48 36.95 37.22
Long-term hospitals 56 16.95 22.49
Hospitals with geriatric services 81 21.88 37.70
Hospitals with rehabilitation services 64 34.43 43.27
Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 32 13.71 11.62
Hospitals with hospice services 85 0.00 31.78
Orthopedic surgeons 66 28.94 31.70
Dialysis centers 47 38.22 40.28
Medical and diagnostic centers 73 39.02 48.95
Physical therapists 42 56.89 56.09
Expenses per inpatient day 30 66.96 62.02
Joint Commission accreditation 20 93.75 83.71
Medical school affiliation 45 47.73 45.76
Magnet hospitals 2 67.50 14.40
ER wait times 73 29.11 40.01
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 63 65.53 70.79
Smoking rate 67 23.52 30.34
Diabetes rate 73 41.91 48.54
Alzheimer's cases 55 81.79 81.26
Caregivers 60 35.01 39.21
Life expectancy at 65 57 83.20 84.59
Depression 61 41.21 43.31
Physical activity 67 59.08 65.43
Fitness and recreational sports centers 70 39.87 46.08
Fast-food outlets 54 58.74 61.73
Falls with injury 94 26.76 38.43
Binge drinking 31 43.35 40.64
Air quality 14 78.90 67.44

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 34 50.90 47.44
Total bank deposits 16 9.30 7.24
Tax burden 40 73.35 68.14
Dependency ratio 42 86.10 84.57
Growth of small businesses 47 86.11 86.25
Older adults below poverty line 72 53.11 58.57
Capital gains 10 71.74 49.15
Income growth 41 84.25 84.11
Reverse mortgages 52 10.63 15.80
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 45 44.71 44.17
Median rental price 68 64.80 69.47
Households with older adults 51 54.17 55.52
Nursing beds 55 55.91 60.28
Cost of semi-private nursing room 56 58.33 64.62
Home health-care service providers 61 11.73 15.21
Continuing-care facilities 61 17.80 23.14
Cost of assisted living 19 91.43 80.63
Nursing-home rating 54 33.82 36.99
Older adults in family homes 46 85.16 84.60
Cost of adult day services 41 53.85 55.79

Employment Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 72.79
65+ unemployment rate 30.13
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 85.90
Output of service sector/manufacturing 22.62
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Walk score 94 29.48 50.90
Commute times 67 73.95 78.27
Commuters who walk to work 90 20.64 38.41
Number of passenger trips 60 4.07 9.79
Public transport fare 1 100.00 16.65
Investment in public/senior transportation 59 66.48 67.65
Grocery stores 66 29.51 33.58
Special needs transportation 82 15.90 29.60

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 42 47.32 47.47
Arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 62 26.33 30.60
Senior volunteer rates 82 43.00 53.28
Number of public libraries 79 30.50 44.65
Number of civic and religious organizations 46 61.82 60.15
Funding for older adults 86 70.64 75.84
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 24 93.12 38.00
College enrollment 75 51.23 58.16
Number of community colleges 49 19.02 20.92
Number of universities 13 52.63 38.93