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Best Cities for Successful Aging | North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL
#91
OVERALL RANKING

North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL


SCORE: 68.37

#90
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 68.97
 
#94
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 66.71
 
Percent of Population 65+:  28.80%
Population 65+:  207,313
Total Population:  719,919

Indicator Rank Score Average
AvgScore
Percent
+/-
% +/-
General Livability 21 91.68 87.83 4.38 %
Health Care 99 37.28 62.09 -39.96 %
Wellness 14 79.35 72.07 10.10 %
Financial Security 15 93.17 88.25 5.58 %
Education 94 50.46 61.67 -18.18 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
90 34.95 46.42 -24.71 %
Employment 61 60.46 63.96 -5.47 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
60 67.95 69.42 -2.12 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
78 64.52 73.23 -11.89 %
(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 66 41.07 46.41
Crime rate 83 40.94 52.77
Internet access 7 95.39 83.51
Employment growth 6 94.20 86.82
Unemployment rate 37 64.55 64.06
Income distribution 76 83.33 86.33
Weather 15 81.07 65.13
Fatal car crashes 68 38.90 51.71

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare enrollment 1 100.00 62.02
Primary-care physicians 100 25.73 57.60
Nurse practitioners and physicians' assistants 96 19.98 45.49
Number of nurses 100 16.25 38.33
Number of hospital beds 97 18.60 37.22
Long-term hospitals 72 0.00 22.49
Hospitals with geriatric services 100 5.45 37.70
Hospitals with rehabilitation services 100 3.81 43.27
Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 33 13.67 11.62
Hospitals with hospice services 85 0.00 31.78
Orthopedic surgeons 93 15.58 31.70
Dialysis centers 94 16.53 40.28
Medical and diagnostic centers 71 39.11 48.95
Physical therapists 94 31.67 56.09
Expenses per inpatient day 30 66.96 62.02
Joint Commission accreditation 63 81.82 83.71
Medical school affiliation 82 23.14 45.76
Magnet hospitals 48 10.91 14.40
ER wait times 42 41.04 40.01
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 21 77.39 70.79
Smoking rate 21 34.27 30.34
Diabetes rate 87 38.86 48.54
Alzheimer's cases 46 83.83 81.26
Caregivers 100 18.54 39.21
Life expectancy at 65 2 98.55 84.59
Depression 48 43.01 43.31
Physical activity 44 64.17 65.43
Fitness and recreational sports centers 45 47.67 46.08
Fast-food outlets 3 89.80 61.73
Falls with injury 98 21.50 38.43
Binge drinking 11 50.90 40.64
Air quality 7 91.05 67.44

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 6 59.36 47.44
Total bank deposits 41 5.77 7.24
Tax burden 40 73.35 68.14
Dependency ratio 100 57.08 84.57
Growth of small businesses 17 89.68 86.25
Older adults below poverty line 15 71.95 58.57
Capital gains 10 71.74 49.15
Income growth 31 85.13 84.11
Reverse mortgages 66 6.07 15.80
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 73 35.24 44.17
Median rental price 76 62.16 69.47
Households with older adults 1 100.00 55.52
Nursing beds 85 37.85 60.28
Cost of semi-private nursing room 56 58.33 64.62
Home health-care service providers 84 8.23 15.21
Continuing-care facilities 76 15.19 23.14
Cost of assisted living 19 91.43 80.63
Nursing-home rating 25 46.86 36.99
Older adults in family homes 44 85.61 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 84 35.46 50.90
Commute times 32 83.55 78.27
Commuters who walk to work 92 19.45 38.41
Number of passenger trips 85 1.68 9.79
Public transport fare 41 12.97 16.65
Investment in public/senior transportation 55 67.10 67.65
Grocery stores 98 18.42 33.58
Special needs transportation 61 22.44 29.60

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 1 100.00 47.47
Arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 84 20.68 30.60
Senior volunteer rates 90 41.31 53.28
Number of public libraries 100 11.55 44.65
Number of civic and religious organizations 91 32.47 60.15
Funding for older adults 88 70.63 75.84
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 3 98.39 38.00
College enrollment 100 32.59 58.16
Number of community colleges 52 18.05 20.92
Number of universities 96 16.65 38.93