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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Lexington-Fayette, KY
#60
OVERALL RANKING

Lexington-Fayette, KY


SCORE: 69.34

#68
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 68.92
 
#57
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 70.20
 
Percent of Population 65+:  11.73%
Population 65+:  56,857
Total Population:  484,629

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 203 79.22 81.58 -2.89 %
Health Care 12 69.49 50.15 38.56 %
Wellness 128 68.25 68.45 -.29 %
Financial 92 83.64 81.09 3.14 %
EducationEducation 58 63.01 71.18 6.36 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
170 68.49 71.18 -3.78 %
Employment 112 51.71 51.56 0.29 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
114 57.26 57.14 0.21 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
129 51.07 51.89 -1.58 %
(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 141 49.11 49.09
Crime Rate 236 29.81 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 37 84.85 80.67
Unemployment Rate 54 57.88 46.80
Income Distribution 203 80.85 84.25
Weather 158 58.49 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 174 23.06 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 17 53.99 33.5
Number of hospital beds 18 54.58 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 216 64.71 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 35 45.33 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 48 40.29 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 32 15.11 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 140 0.00 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 28 64.71 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 62 11.76 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 11 33.21 13.35
Number of nurses 12 44.99 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 23 3.44 2.35
ER Wait Times 194 18.03 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 101 47.11 46.33
Smoking rate 155 10.66 13.69
Diabetes rate 127 41.58 41.83
Binge drinking 197 14.57 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 253 57.21 74.78
Caregivers 11 69.43 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 174 75.06 76.89
Depression 228 42.47 49.3
Physical activity 138 37.54 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 59 53.31 42.27
Fast-food outlets 264 26.89 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 164 12.52 17.69
Air quality 216 52.82 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 93 58.81 53.83
Total bank deposits 87 1.03 1.37
Tax burden 41 83.14 70.55
Dependency ratio 38 70.04 61.29
Small business growth 21 87.56 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 114 29.87 29.07
Capital gains 243 20.35 31.31
Income growth 63 62.23 60.52
Reverse mortgages 199 16.11 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 168 42.20 46.02
Median rental price 122 72.98 70.18
Households with older adults 250 30.50 39.04
Nursing beds 136 48.97 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 118 67.31 70.35
Home health-care service providers 172 9.51 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 217 7.60 14.8
Cost of assisted living 97 75.37 71.61
Nursing-home rating 193 13.04 22.29
Older adults in family homes 158 81.86 82.84
Cost of adult day services 143 52.24 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 54 66.72 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 140 23.47 31.34
Employment growth 108 45.19 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 172 4.41 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 119 72.51 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 48 6.91 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 268 21.46 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 91 21.90 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 79 50.98 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 155 41.98 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 228 23.58 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 23 36.30 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 254 41.40 63.01
Number of public libraries 225 13.38 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 95 69.92 12.40
Funding for older adults 138 28.68 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 116 88.29 85.93
College enrollment 67 31.94 26.46