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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Mobile, AL
#206
OVERALL RANKING

Mobile, AL


SCORE: 64.01

#212
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 63.93
 
#176
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 65.14
 
Percent of Population 65+:  13.69%
Population 65+:  56,631
Total Population:  413,590

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 185 79.92 81.58 -2.03 %
Health Care 113 51.08 50.15 1.85 %
Wellness 233 62.81 68.45 -8.24 %
Financial 181 79.03 81.09 -2.54 %
EducationEducation 236 52.63 71.18 -11.16 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
81 77.29 71.18 8.58 %
Employment 173 46.38 51.56 -10.05 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
245 47.29 57.14 -17.24 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
176 48.57 51.89 -6.40 %
(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 100 54.01 49.09
Crime Rate 256 26.49 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 231 76.79 80.67
Unemployment Rate 244 33.57 46.80
Income Distribution 159 82.61 84.25
Weather 42 76.39 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 251 16.28 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 154 30.59 33.5
Number of hospital beds 103 30.76 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 136 85.71 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 157 15.39 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 161 20.52 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 140 0.00 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 34 57.14 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 21 25.38 13.35
Number of nurses 75 28.37 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 130 1.91 2.35
ER Wait Times 236 14.97 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 272 36.79 46.33
Smoking rate 214 9.28 13.69
Diabetes rate 274 26.69 41.83
Binge drinking 108 18.73 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 203 70.00 74.78
Caregivers 42 49.55 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 251 70.98 76.89
Depression 12 64.49 49.3
Physical activity 233 31.07 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 217 32.33 42.27
Fast-food outlets 62 38.84 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 263 6.32 17.69
Air quality 189 55.00 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 87 60.57 53.83
Total bank deposits 153 0.85 1.37
Tax burden 19 89.41 70.55
Dependency ratio 140 59.74 61.29
Small business growth 216 78.13 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 246 19.58 29.07
Capital gains 253 19.06 31.31
Income growth 197 58.26 60.52
Reverse mortgages 211 14.17 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 62 56.20 46.02
Median rental price 184 67.03 70.18
Households with older adults 137 38.27 39.04
Nursing beds 159 44.67 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 76 73.30 70.35
Home health-care service providers 167 9.72 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 222 7.37 14.8
Cost of assisted living 44 82.11 71.61
Nursing-home rating 127 22.22 22.29
Older adults in family homes 67 85.61 82.84
Cost of adult day services 21 97.22 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 167 52.27 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 95 30.09 31.34
Employment growth 234 40.83 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 183 4.18 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 244 62.20 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 177 1.84 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 217 30.67 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 265 6.44 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 174 39.45 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 178 39.51 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 170 27.41 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 198 12.22 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 163 51.12 63.01
Number of public libraries 188 16.75 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 74 72.53 12.40
Funding for older adults 146 28.55 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 235 79.79 85.93
College enrollment 174 19.29 26.46