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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Montgomery, AL
#151
OVERALL RANKING

Montgomery, AL


SCORE: 65.63

#164
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 65.41
 
#147
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 66.45
 
Percent of Population 65+:  12.77%
Population 65+:  48,002
Total Population:  375,821

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 211 78.95 81.58 -3.22 %
Health Care 73 56.28 50.15 12.22 %
Wellness 231 62.91 68.45 -8.09 %
Financial 53 86.09 81.09 6.17 %
EducationEducation 214 54.07 71.18 -8.73 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
96 75.48 71.18 6.04 %
Employment 177 46.30 51.56 -10.20 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
257 45.35 57.14 -20.63 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
143 50.42 51.89 -2.83 %
(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 139 49.39 49.09
Crime Rate 235 29.87 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 220 77.47 80.67
Unemployment Rate 184 39.70 46.80
Income Distribution 110 84.44 84.25
Weather 66 70.52 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 246 16.61 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 119 33.45 33.5
Number of hospital beds 86 33.19 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 162 77.78 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 22 54.20 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 85 30.11 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 13 57.52 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 171 11.11 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 166 10.42 13.35
Number of nurses 116 24.55 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 170 1.62 2.35
ER Wait Times 230 15.31 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 253 38.98 46.33
Smoking rate 192 9.82 13.69
Diabetes rate 252 30.38 41.83
Binge drinking 98 19.81 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 204 69.84 74.78
Caregivers 35 52.57 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 231 72.17 76.89
Depression 49 56.42 49.3
Physical activity 222 31.70 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 201 34.75 42.27
Fast-food outlets 221 30.38 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 257 7.03 17.69
Air quality 252 49.62 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 71 63.07 53.83
Total bank deposits 72 1.09 1.37
Tax burden 19 89.41 70.55
Dependency ratio 104 62.02 61.29
Small business growth 188 79.17 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 181 24.48 29.07
Capital gains 253 19.06 31.31
Income growth 262 56.26 60.52
Reverse mortgages 54 40.16 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 137 45.75 46.02
Median rental price 180 67.44 70.18
Households with older adults 197 35.40 39.04
Nursing beds 125 51.05 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 76 73.30 70.35
Home health-care service providers 197 8.20 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 149 10.76 14.8
Cost of assisted living 44 82.11 71.61
Nursing-home rating 157 18.75 22.29
Older adults in family homes 133 82.56 82.84
Cost of adult day services 21 97.22 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 82 60.58 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 193 18.11 31.34
Employment growth 225 41.51 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 162 4.79 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 228 64.02 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 186 1.63 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 236 28.17 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 275 5.28 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 150 41.62 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 233 32.10 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 197 25.78 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 215 11.37 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 166 50.99 63.01
Number of public libraries 113 24.33 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 55 76.14 12.40
Funding for older adults 145 28.56 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 213 82.38 85.93
College enrollment 172 19.32 26.46