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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
#221
OVERALL RANKING

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA


SCORE: 63.38

#225
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 63.37
 
#202
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 64.43
 
Percent of Population 65+:  19.19%
Population 65+:  59,224
Total Population:  308,564

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 212 78.90 81.58 -3.29 %
Health Care 145 48.66 50.15 -2.97 %
Wellness 234 62.68 68.45 -8.43 %
Financial 156 80.29 81.09 -.99 %
EducationEducation 264 48.88 71.18 -17.49 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
84 77.07 71.18 8.27 %
Employment 153 47.98 51.56 -6.94 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
247 46.72 57.14 -18.24 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
189 47.66 51.89 -8.15 %
(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 120 51.48 49.09
Crime Rate 127 42.10 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 193 78.58 80.67
Unemployment Rate 171 41.16 46.80
Income Distribution 159 82.61 84.25
Weather 122 62.91 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 220 18.73 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 126 32.86 33.5
Number of hospital beds 180 23.42 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 156 15.47 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 159 20.63 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 133 9.85 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 86 37.50 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 145 11.40 13.35
Number of nurses 202 18.54 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 138 1.87 2.35
ER Wait Times 71 31.64 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 192 42.16 46.33
Smoking rate 171 10.34 13.69
Diabetes rate 266 28.06 41.83
Binge drinking 10 48.01 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 157 75.55 74.78
Caregivers 182 32.33 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 257 70.51 76.89
Depression 240 42.00 49.3
Physical activity 276 26.59 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 138 42.15 42.27
Fast-food outlets 220 30.49 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 118 16.27 17.69
Air quality 188 55.03 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 78 62.20 53.83
Total bank deposits 185 0.78 1.37
Tax burden 75 81.41 70.55
Dependency ratio 215 56.24 61.29
Small business growth 205 78.62 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 228 20.93 29.07
Capital gains 167 25.21 31.31
Income growth 209 57.92 60.52
Reverse mortgages 146 24.80 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 99 51.60 46.02
Median rental price 2 95.16 70.18
Households with older adults 27 47.05 39.04
Nursing beds 197 39.09 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 102 69.70 70.35
Home health-care service providers 228 6.07 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 195 8.42 14.8
Cost of assisted living 161 70.94 71.61
Nursing-home rating 89 28.57 22.29
Older adults in family homes 109 83.48 82.84
Cost of adult day services 93 55.63 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 210 48.28 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 55 41.52 31.34
Employment growth 229 41.23 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 252 2.25 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 179 68.30 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 256 0.50 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 54 43.68 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 263 6.75 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 201 35.50 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 233 32.10 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 21 38.06 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 241 9.02 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 170 50.70 63.01
Number of public libraries 187 16.94 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 132 62.62 12.40
Funding for older adults 168 27.95 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 250 77.62 85.93
College enrollment 259 13.64 26.46