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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Jonesboro, AR
#76
OVERALL RANKING

Jonesboro, AR


SCORE: 68.51

#65
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 69.05
 
#75
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 69.03
 
Percent of Population 65+:  13.30%
Population 65+:  16,512
Total Population:  124,190

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 147 81.01 81.58 -.70 %
Health Care 99 52.74 50.15 5.16 %
Wellness 267 61.05 68.45 -10.81 %
Financial 46 86.73 81.09 6.96 %
EducationEducation 169 56.47 71.18 -4.68 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
22 85.84 71.18 20.60 %
Employment 11 78.04 51.56 51.36 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
175 53.44 57.14 -6.48 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
199 47.23 51.89 -8.98 %
(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 58 59.62 49.09
Crime Rate 230 30.26 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 43 84.08 80.67
Unemployment Rate 102 49.27 46.80
Income Distribution 229 79.17 84.25
Weather 123 62.90 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 208 19.90 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 60 41.23 33.5
Number of hospital beds 58 39.64 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 165 75.00 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 96 26.38 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 68 35.18 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 46 33.60 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 93 13.80 13.35
Number of nurses 56 30.47 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 58 2.63 2.35
ER Wait Times 200 17.43 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 269 37.65 46.33
Smoking rate 151 10.84 13.69
Diabetes rate 238 31.91 41.83
Binge drinking 51 25.97 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 259 54.23 74.78
Caregivers 21 62.26 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 274 69.27 76.89
Depression 235 42.23 49.3
Physical activity 269 27.81 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 236 28.21 42.27
Fast-food outlets 179 32.30 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 215 9.40 17.69
Air quality 212 52.88 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 174 50.15 53.83
Total bank deposits 69 1.11 1.37
Tax burden 94 77.92 70.55
Dependency ratio 129 60.32 61.29
Small business growth 170 80.02 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 136 28.87 29.07
Capital gains 236 21.25 31.31
Income growth 69 62.07 60.52
Reverse mortgages 27 51.30 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 27 64.33 46.02
Median rental price 33 83.48 70.18
Households with older adults 204 34.68 39.04
Nursing beds 25 79.22 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 29 90.32 70.35
Home health-care service providers 223 6.39 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 218 7.50 14.8
Cost of assisted living 41 82.44 71.61
Nursing-home rating 42 40.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 70 85.47 82.84
Cost of adult day services 207 43.75 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 70 62.25 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 1 100.00 31.34
Employment growth 18 50.77 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 126 6.53 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 47 80.95 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 260 0.48 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 224 30.08 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 224 9.33 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 43 56.47 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 258 27.16 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 195 25.92 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 182 13.03 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 258 41.02 63.01
Number of public libraries 69 30.39 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 136 62.29 12.40
Funding for older adults 101 29.09 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 229 80.31 85.93
College enrollment 80 27.19 26.46