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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR
#47
OVERALL RANKING
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Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR


SCORE: 72.47

#48
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 72.29
 
#35
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 72.01
 
Percent of Population 65+:  12.86%
Population 65+:  92,295
Total Population:  717,844

Indicator Rank Score Average
AvgScore
Percent
+/-
% +/-
General Livability 80 83.90 87.83 -4.47 %
Health Care 14 71.98 62.09 15.93 %
Wellness 90 65.10 72.07 -9.67 %
Financial Security 17 92.17 88.25 4.44 %
Education 47 61.44 61.67 -.37 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
86 36.03 46.42 -22.38 %
Employment 23 68.16 63.96 6.57 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
15 76.99 69.42 10.90 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
59 72.19 73.23 -1.42 %
(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 31 53.13 46.41
Crime rate 99 31.34 52.77
Internet access 65 80.73 83.51
Employment growth 90 82.01 86.82
Unemployment rate 31 67.89 64.06
Income distribution 15 88.89 86.33
Weather 42 65.32 65.13
Fatal car crashes 69 38.84 51.71

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare enrollment 99 82.56 62.02
Primary-care physicians 58 56.03 57.60
Nurse practitioners and physicians' assistants 58 43.17 45.49
Number of nurses 10 50.49 38.33
Number of hospital beds 2 71.14 37.22
Long-term hospitals 7 66.44 22.49
Hospitals with geriatric services 11 64.33 37.70
Hospitals with rehabilitation services 16 59.99 43.27
Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 15 26.87 11.62
Hospitals with hospice services 85 0.00 31.78
Orthopedic surgeons 8 45.65 31.70
Dialysis centers 83 23.58 40.28
Medical and diagnostic centers 25 58.30 48.95
Physical therapists 6 88.10 56.09
Expenses per inpatient day 6 82.49 62.02
Joint Commission accreditation 80 73.91 83.71
Medical school affiliation 61 38.74 45.76
Magnet hospitals 72 5.22 14.40
ER wait times 57 32.41 40.01
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 90 59.30 70.79
Smoking rate 61 24.47 30.34
Diabetes rate 86 39.06 48.54
Alzheimer's cases 97 54.83 81.26
Caregivers 3 63.37 39.21
Life expectancy at 65 82 79.97 84.59
Depression 57 41.83 43.31
Physical activity 97 49.54 65.43
Fitness and recreational sports centers 75 38.56 46.08
Fast-food outlets 50 59.81 61.73
Falls with injury 23 41.39 38.43
Binge drinking 10 52.14 40.64
Air quality 85 55.91 67.44

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 27 52.32 47.44
Total bank deposits 51 5.24 7.24
Tax burden 28 77.92 68.14
Dependency ratio 63 83.69 84.57
Growth of small businesses 62 84.84 86.25
Older adults below poverty line 3 84.28 58.57
Capital gains 90 30.11 49.15
Income growth 77 81.08 84.11
Reverse mortgages 7 37.99 15.80
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 28 53.21 44.17
Median rental price 20 82.04 69.47
Households with older adults 69 51.10 55.52
Nursing beds 20 82.29 60.28
Cost of semi-private nursing room 9 90.32 64.62
Home health-care service providers 100 4.99 15.21
Continuing-care facilities 94 11.65 23.14
Cost of assisted living 14 94.03 80.63
Nursing-home rating 79 22.68 36.99
Older adults in family homes 29 87.02 84.60
Cost of adult day services 82 43.75 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 83 35.72 50.90
Commute times 27 84.28 78.27
Commuters who walk to work 86 21.57 38.41
Number of passenger trips 83 1.89 9.79
Public transport fare 25 14.81 16.65
Investment in public/senior transportation 83 56.29 67.65
Grocery stores 81 25.14 33.58
Special needs transportation 58 22.86 29.60

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 52 45.82 47.47
Arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 78 22.00 30.60
Senior volunteer rates 92 41.09 53.28
Number of public libraries 39 48.11 44.65
Number of civic and religious organizations 9 89.93 60.15
Funding for older adults 39 76.61 75.84
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 46 90.54 38.00
College enrollment 49 57.16 58.16
Number of community colleges 50 18.54 20.92
Number of universities 43 41.04 38.93