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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL
#99
OVERALL RANKING

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL


SCORE: 64.84

#99
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 65.22
 
#99
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 64.03
 
Percent of Population 65+:  18.76%
Population 65+:  115,591
Total Population:  616,083

Indicator Rank Score Average
AvgScore
Percent
+/-
% +/-
General Livability 51 87.89 87.83 0.07 %
Health Care 97 41.08 62.09 -33.84 %
Wellness 74 67.17 72.07 -6.80 %
Financial Security 69 86.12 88.25 -2.41 %
Education 98 49.03 61.67 -20.50 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
92 34.22 46.42 -26.28 %
Employment 88 56.22 63.96 -12.10 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
52 70.16 69.42 1.07 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
90 60.58 73.23 -17.27 %
(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 47 47.18 46.41
Crime rate 77 42.52 52.77
Internet access 50 83.50 83.51
Employment growth 52 86.03 86.82
Unemployment rate 89 51.47 64.06
Income distribution 6 90.91 86.33
Weather 14 81.81 65.13
Fatal car crashes 99 23.36 51.71

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare enrollment 49 90.78 62.02
Primary-care physicians 98 27.61 57.60
Nurse practitioners and physicians' assistants 95 23.31 45.49
Number of nurses 96 20.18 38.33
Number of hospital beds 92 25.28 37.22
Long-term hospitals 72 0.00 22.49
Hospitals with geriatric services 96 9.01 37.70
Hospitals with rehabilitation services 95 18.91 43.27
Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 60 0.00 11.62
Hospitals with hospice services 85 0.00 31.78
Orthopedic surgeons 98 10.89 31.70
Dialysis centers 66 32.53 40.28
Medical and diagnostic centers 91 27.36 48.95
Physical therapists 98 26.85 56.09
Expenses per inpatient day 30 66.96 62.02
Joint Commission accreditation 1 100.00 83.71
Medical school affiliation 78 25.45 45.76
Magnet hospitals 16 24.00 14.40
ER wait times 40 41.41 40.01
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 93 58.99 70.79
Smoking rate 63 24.18 30.34
Diabetes rate 100 32.09 48.54
Alzheimer's cases 40 84.77 81.26
Caregivers 95 26.13 39.21
Life expectancy at 65 32 85.76 84.59
Depression 69 38.96 43.31
Physical activity 93 50.93 65.43
Fitness and recreational sports centers 94 26.69 46.08
Fast-food outlets 2 95.62 61.73
Falls with injury 79 31.97 38.43
Binge drinking 27 44.34 40.64
Air quality 10 86.67 67.44

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 96 31.14 47.44
Total bank deposits 98 2.14 7.24
Tax burden 40 73.35 68.14
Dependency ratio 97 69.02 84.57
Growth of small businesses 72 83.47 86.25
Older adults below poverty line 89 44.08 58.57
Capital gains 10 71.74 49.15
Income growth 64 81.94 84.11
Reverse mortgages 74 5.24 15.80
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 12 59.37 44.17
Median rental price 46 71.46 69.47
Households with older adults 5 77.41 55.52
Nursing beds 76 43.23 60.28
Cost of semi-private nursing room 56 58.33 64.62
Home health-care service providers 97 5.81 15.21
Continuing-care facilities 98 9.77 23.14
Cost of assisted living 19 91.43 80.63
Nursing-home rating 72 25.83 36.99
Older adults in family homes 13 89.45 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 78 37.84 50.90
Commute times 56 77.20 78.27
Commuters who walk to work 88 20.94 38.41
Number of passenger trips 96 1.06 9.79
Public transport fare 58 11.11 16.65
Investment in public/senior transportation 68 63.96 67.65
Grocery stores 90 20.68 33.58
Special needs transportation 84 14.78 29.60

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 5 65.07 47.47
Arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 100 12.87 30.60
Senior volunteer rates 85 42.26 53.28
Number of public libraries 92 22.96 44.65
Number of civic and religious organizations 66 50.83 60.15
Funding for older adults 86 70.64 75.84
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 71 88.28 38.00
College enrollment 97 41.93 58.16
Number of community colleges 95 7.09 20.92
Number of universities 76 27.47 38.93