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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Johnson City, TN
#116
OVERALL RANKING

Johnson City, TN


SCORE: 67.01

#129
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 66.56
 
#92
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 68.46
 
Percent of Population 65+:  17.13%
Population 65+:  34,350
Total Population:  200,512

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 215 78.78 81.58 -3.43 %
Health Care 25 63.86 50.15 27.34 %
Wellness 262 61.29 68.45 -10.46 %
Financial 27 88.54 81.09 9.19 %
EducationEducation 195 55.19 71.18 -6.84 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
72 77.99 71.18 9.57 %
Employment 189 45.40 51.56 -11.95 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
244 47.34 57.14 -17.15 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
217 45.95 51.89 -11.45 %
(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 173 45.42 49.09
Crime Rate 114 43.45 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 191 78.63 80.67
Unemployment Rate 202 38.15 46.80
Income Distribution 229 79.17 84.25
Weather 124 62.67 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 61 37.30 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 40 44.66 33.5
Number of hospital beds 119 29.67 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 27 52.44 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 35 43.70 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 47 33.39 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 73 40.00 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 54 16.48 13.35
Number of nurses 60 30.02 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 161 1.70 2.35
ER Wait Times 5 49.31 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 238 40.03 46.33
Smoking rate 205 9.53 13.69
Diabetes rate 260 29.09 41.83
Binge drinking 18 36.54 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 174 73.74 74.78
Caregivers 116 38.69 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 241 71.41 76.89
Depression 230 42.44 49.3
Physical activity 275 27.29 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 257 22.34 42.27
Fast-food outlets 171 32.69 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 193 10.72 17.69
Air quality 151 57.35 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 37 68.13 53.83
Total bank deposits 191 0.77 1.37
Tax burden 3 97.75 70.55
Dependency ratio 96 62.44 61.29
Small business growth 156 80.42 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 176 24.88 29.07
Capital gains 159 25.27 31.31
Income growth 152 59.37 60.52
Reverse mortgages 121 30.10 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 132 46.98 46.02
Median rental price 48 80.79 70.18
Households with older adults 72 42.01 39.04
Nursing beds 69 63.27 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 87 72.92 70.35
Home health-care service providers 148 11.21 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 248 5.73 14.8
Cost of assisted living 103 74.37 71.61
Nursing-home rating 32 44.44 22.29
Older adults in family homes 147 82.19 82.84
Cost of adult day services 88 56.45 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 224 46.83 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 137 23.63 31.34
Employment growth 17 50.83 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 146 5.38 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 135 71.16 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 181 1.78 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 25 47.70 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 236 8.74 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 227 32.50 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 241 30.86 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 46 34.40 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 259 7.19 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 195 46.85 63.01
Number of public libraries 267 8.40 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 48 77.60 12.40
Funding for older adults 170 27.94 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 252 77.20 85.93
College enrollment 79 28.15 26.46