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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Jacksonville, NC
#183
OVERALL RANKING

Jacksonville, NC


SCORE: 64.83

#171
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 65.14
 
#195
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 64.63
 
Percent of Population 65+:  7.85%
Population 65+:  14,450
Total Population:  184,001

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 75 84.04 81.58 3.02 %
Health Care 230 41.60 50.15 -17.05 %
Wellness 67 72.02 68.45 5.22 %
Financial 145 80.82 81.09 -.33 %
EducationEducation 80 60.91 71.18 2.82 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
208 64.86 71.18 -8.88 %
Employment 162 47.64 51.56 -7.60 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
147 54.75 57.14 -4.18 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
213 46.22 51.89 -10.93 %
(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 99 54.17 49.09
Crime Rate 145 40.22 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 213 77.68 80.67
Unemployment Rate 190 39.17 46.80
Income Distribution 42 88.37 84.25
Weather 59 72.01 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 161 24.02 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 234 23.17 33.5
Number of hospital beds 136 27.79 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 174 19.15 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 244 5.93 13.35
Number of nurses 224 16.30 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 201 1.39 2.35
ER Wait Times 254 13.26 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 91 47.66 46.33
Smoking rate 181 10.12 13.69
Diabetes rate 31 55.02 41.83
Binge drinking 186 14.90 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 171 74.05 74.78
Caregivers 17 66.05 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 172 75.13 76.89
Depression 111 50.25 49.3
Physical activity 95 40.65 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 234 28.97 42.27
Fast-food outlets 242 28.87 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 244 7.72 17.69
Air quality 97 63.22 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 273 27.73 53.83
Total bank deposits 279 0.32 1.37
Tax burden 129 74.95 70.55
Dependency ratio 31 72.90 61.29
Small business growth 17 88.93 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 81 32.65 29.07
Capital gains 200 22.78 31.31
Income growth 240 57.23 60.52
Reverse mortgages 156 23.52 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 158 43.03 46.02
Median rental price 227 60.48 70.18
Households with older adults 277 24.03 39.04
Nursing beds 237 30.52 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 108 67.96 70.35
Home health-care service providers 114 12.75 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 261 4.97 14.8
Cost of assisted living 19 84.17 71.61
Nursing-home rating 229 0.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 141 82.41 82.84
Cost of adult day services 34 68.63 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 98 59.07 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 188 18.53 31.34
Employment growth 269 36.74 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 48 14.22 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 253 60.47 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 219 1.02 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 85 41.84 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 14 44.45 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 86 50.02 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 260 25.93 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 279 16.05 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 222 10.69 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 98 56.92 63.01
Number of public libraries 215 14.50 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 94 70.28 12.40
Funding for older adults 240 27.11 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 195 84.15 85.93
College enrollment 65 32.35 26.46