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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Morristown, TN
#236
OVERALL RANKING

Morristown, TN


SCORE: 62.75

#237
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 62.90
 
#235
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 63.07
 
Percent of Population 65+:  17.24%
Population 65+:  19,811
Total Population:  114,908

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 241 76.66 81.58 -6.03 %
Health Care 244 40.29 50.15 -19.66 %
Wellness 166 66.38 68.45 -3.02 %
Financial 47 86.64 81.09 6.84 %
EducationEducation 257 50.67 71.18 -14.47 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
105 74.59 71.18 4.79 %
Employment 225 42.68 51.56 -17.22 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
253 45.61 57.14 -20.18 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
219 45.94 51.89 -11.47 %
(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 165 46.07 49.09
Crime Rate 152 38.86 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 118 81.16 80.67
Unemployment Rate 215 36.60 46.80
Income Distribution 203 80.85 84.25
Weather 117 64.21 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 249 16.42 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 257 19.45 33.5
Number of hospital beds 201 20.41 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 111 22.60 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 215 15.06 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 177 0.00 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 272 3.54 13.35
Number of nurses 259 11.72 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 263 0.90 2.35
ER Wait Times 162 20.12 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 217 41.15 46.33
Smoking rate 130 11.52 13.69
Diabetes rate 248 30.72 41.83
Binge drinking 1 100.00 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 172 74.03 74.78
Caregivers 121 38.27 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 252 70.86 76.89
Depression 225 42.78 49.3
Physical activity 268 28.11 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 281 3.87 42.27
Fast-food outlets 142 34.24 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 41 26.79 17.69
Air quality 224 52.38 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 103 58.15 53.83
Total bank deposits 223 0.67 1.37
Tax burden 3 97.75 70.55
Dependency ratio 221 55.74 61.29
Small business growth 254 75.64 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 202 23.10 29.07
Capital gains 159 25.27 31.31
Income growth 185 58.58 60.52
Reverse mortgages 76 35.80 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 92 52.67 46.02
Median rental price 33 83.48 70.18
Households with older adults 39 44.60 39.04
Nursing beds 123 51.31 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 87 72.92 70.35
Home health-care service providers 193 8.37 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 263 4.95 14.8
Cost of assisted living 103 74.37 71.61
Nursing-home rating 229 0.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 46 86.90 82.84
Cost of adult day services 88 56.45 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 175 51.17 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 134 23.84 31.34
Employment growth 243 40.25 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 273 1.47 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 213 65.11 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 210 1.18 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 25 47.70 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 266 6.43 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 245 30.98 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 229 33.33 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 43 34.47 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 267 6.21 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 193 47.13 63.01
Number of public libraries 181 17.33 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 116 66.77 12.40
Funding for older adults 170 27.94 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 229 80.31 85.93
College enrollment 250 14.32 26.46