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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL
#74
OVERALL RANKING

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL


SCORE: 70.17

#70
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 70.67
 
#83
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 68.47
 
Percent of Population 65+:  16.37%
Population 65+:  943,349
Total Population:  5,763,282

Indicator Rank Score Average
AvgScore
Percent
+/-
% +/-
General Livability 98 79.65 87.83 -9.31 %
Health Care 81 53.69 62.09 -13.53 %
Wellness 20 76.76 72.07 6.51 %
Financial Security 21 91.82 88.25 4.05 %
Education 45 61.88 61.67 0.34 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
37 48.34 46.42 4.14 %
Employment 9 74.56 63.96 16.57 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
76 64.07 69.42 -7.71 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
93 60.04 73.23 -18.01 %
(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 80 34.90 46.41
Crime rate 93 35.52 52.77
Internet access 45 84.82 83.51
Employment growth 20 90.23 86.82
Unemployment rate 70 57.48 64.06
Income distribution 97 78.43 86.33
Weather 52 62.31 65.13
Fatal car crashes 61 42.32 51.71

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare enrollment 7 97.54 62.02
Primary-care physicians 85 46.91 57.60
Nurse practitioners and physicians' assistants 82 31.69 45.49
Number of nurses 82 30.33 38.33
Number of hospital beds 69 31.66 37.22
Long-term hospitals 71 3.34 22.49
Hospitals with geriatric services 87 17.26 37.70
Hospitals with rehabilitation services 89 24.90 43.27
Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 52 8.11 11.62
Hospitals with hospice services 56 23.97 31.78
Orthopedic surgeons 83 22.95 31.70
Dialysis centers 50 36.98 40.28
Medical and diagnostic centers 9 73.39 48.95
Physical therapists 80 40.89 56.09
Expenses per inpatient day 30 66.96 62.02
Joint Commission accreditation 18 95.65 83.71
Medical school affiliation 72 33.20 45.76
Magnet hospitals 43 12.17 14.40
ER wait times 35 46.23 40.01
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 12 83.68 70.79
Smoking rate 11 40.85 30.34
Diabetes rate 43 49.46 48.54
Alzheimer's cases 36 85.10 81.26
Caregivers 89 29.45 39.21
Life expectancy at 65 6 94.66 84.59
Depression 100 28.53 43.31
Physical activity 46 63.69 65.43
Fitness and recreational sports centers 47 47.27 46.08
Fast-food outlets 21 67.56 61.73
Falls with injury 96 24.89 38.43
Binge drinking 41 41.00 40.64
Air quality 9 89.08 67.44

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 11 57.24 47.44
Total bank deposits 19 8.24 7.24
Tax burden 40 73.35 68.14
Dependency ratio 57 84.11 84.57
Growth of small businesses 5 92.98 86.25
Older adults below poverty line 98 32.50 58.57
Capital gains 10 71.74 49.15
Income growth 20 85.98 84.11
Reverse mortgages 93 1.22 15.80
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 86 30.02 44.17
Median rental price 87 54.62 69.47
Households with older adults 9 69.30 55.52
Nursing beds 92 34.26 60.28
Cost of semi-private nursing room 56 58.33 64.62
Home health-care service providers 37 14.90 15.21
Continuing-care facilities 42 21.41 23.14
Cost of assisted living 19 91.43 80.63
Nursing-home rating 31 43.83 36.99
Older adults in family homes 41 85.91 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 22 65.54 50.90
Commute times 85 68.68 78.27
Commuters who walk to work 61 27.94 38.41
Number of passenger trips 25 11.27 9.79
Public transport fare 14 17.57 16.65
Investment in public/senior transportation 25 76.34 67.65
Grocery stores 36 34.88 33.58
Special needs transportation 53 24.93 29.60

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 11 56.75 47.47
Arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 28 35.20 30.60
Senior volunteer rates 91 41.22 53.28
Number of public libraries 94 20.62 44.65
Number of civic and religious organizations 95 27.34 60.15
Funding for older adults 88 70.63 75.84
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 93 82.04 38.00
College enrollment 43 58.34 58.16
Number of community colleges 26 25.04 20.92
Number of universities 39 43.25 38.93