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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
#30
OVERALL RANKING

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN


SCORE: 73.26

#34
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 73.07
 
#42
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 71.82
 
Percent of Population 65+:  11.48%
Population 65+:  198,262
Total Population:  1,726,759

Indicator Rank Score Average
AvgScore
Percent
+/-
% +/-
General Livability 58 86.47 87.83 -1.55 %
Health Care 15 71.37 62.09 14.95 %
Wellness 81 66.11 72.07 -8.27 %
Financial Security 10 93.46 88.25 5.90 %
Education 66 58.91 61.67 -4.48 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
93 34.16 46.42 -26.41 %
Employment 26 67.95 63.96 6.24 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
49 70.37 69.42 1.37 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
7 87.82 73.23 19.92 %
(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 38 50.43 46.41
Crime rate 48 50.12 52.77
Internet access 67 80.39 83.51
Employment growth 5 94.52 86.82
Unemployment rate 29 68.33 64.06
Income distribution 55 85.11 86.33
Weather 50 62.51 65.13
Fatal car crashes 80 35.00 51.71

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare enrollment 72 88.31 62.02
Primary-care physicians 30 62.46 57.60
Nurse practitioners and physicians' assistants 2 85.43 45.49
Number of nurses 26 44.45 38.33
Number of hospital beds 10 48.91 37.22
Long-term hospitals 72 0.00 22.49
Hospitals with geriatric services 54 34.52 37.70
Hospitals with rehabilitation services 63 34.49 43.27
Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 37 12.36 11.62
Hospitals with hospice services 68 19.92 31.78
Orthopedic surgeons 14 41.16 31.70
Dialysis centers 11 66.70 40.28
Medical and diagnostic centers 23 59.72 48.95
Physical therapists 10 77.70 56.09
Expenses per inpatient day 13 78.05 62.02
Joint Commission accreditation 20 93.75 83.71
Medical school affiliation 60 39.77 45.76
Magnet hospitals 36 15.00 14.40
ER wait times 21 50.28 40.01
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 82 61.88 70.79
Smoking rate 97 18.30 30.34
Diabetes rate 68 42.46 48.54
Alzheimer's cases 81 74.00 81.26
Caregivers 6 55.24 39.21
Life expectancy at 65 88 79.61 84.59
Depression 76 37.80 43.31
Physical activity 88 52.62 65.43
Fitness and recreational sports centers 59 43.27 46.08
Fast-food outlets 71 56.26 61.73
Falls with injury 10 48.61 38.43
Binge drinking 30 43.58 40.64
Air quality 61 63.07 67.44

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 22 54.51 47.44
Total bank deposits 32 6.43 7.24
Tax burden 2 97.75 68.14
Dependency ratio 18 90.88 84.57
Growth of small businesses 57 85.43 86.25
Older adults below poverty line 48 58.28 58.57
Capital gains 65 35.79 49.15
Income growth 12 89.73 84.11
Reverse mortgages 37 16.95 15.80
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 50 43.94 44.17
Median rental price 47 71.06 69.47
Households with older adults 82 47.37 55.52
Nursing beds 42 61.14 60.28
Cost of semi-private nursing room 27 72.92 64.62
Home health-care service providers 62 11.57 15.21
Continuing-care facilities 55 18.50 23.14
Cost of assisted living 38 84.83 80.63
Nursing-home rating 52 33.91 36.99
Older adults in family homes 40 85.96 84.60
Cost of adult day services 35 56.45 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 92 30.66 50.90
Commute times 77 71.48 78.27
Commuters who walk to work 67 26.15 38.41
Number of passenger trips 69 3.20 9.79
Public transport fare 96 6.89 16.65
Investment in public/senior transportation 95 49.10 67.65
Grocery stores 39 34.51 33.58
Special needs transportation 68 20.98 29.60

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 80 40.57 47.47
Arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 1 100.00 30.60
Senior volunteer rates 68 46.88 53.28
Number of public libraries 54 41.31 44.65
Number of civic and religious organizations 8 90.87 60.15
Funding for older adults 52 73.54 75.84
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 85 85.91 38.00
College enrollment 71 52.39 58.16
Number of community colleges 45 20.09 20.92
Number of universities 44 40.30 38.93