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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
#69
OVERALL RANKING

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL


SCORE: 70.68

#66
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 71.16
 
#78
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 69.02
 
Percent of Population 65+:  13.05%
Population 65+:  290,078
Total Population:  2,223,456

Indicator Rank Score Average
AvgScore
Percent
+/-
% +/-
General Livability 34 89.25 87.83 1.62 %
Health Care 83 52.95 62.09 -14.72 %
Wellness 33 74.34 72.07 3.15 %
Financial Security 14 93.21 88.25 5.62 %
Education 37 63.11 61.67 2.34 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
84 36.72 46.42 -20.90 %
Employment 13 72.14 63.96 12.79 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
65 67.01 69.42 -3.47 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
89 60.69 73.23 -17.12 %
(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 69 39.74 46.41
Crime rate 96 33.90 52.77
Internet access 22 90.76 83.51
Employment growth 11 91.98 86.82
Unemployment rate 42 63.64 64.06
Income distribution 76 83.33 86.33
Weather 11 82.28 65.13
Fatal car crashes 74 36.63 51.71

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare enrollment 41 91.33 62.02
Primary-care physicians 62 54.04 57.60
Nurse practitioners and physicians' assistants 58 43.17 45.49
Number of nurses 52 36.71 38.33
Number of hospital beds 70 31.57 37.22
Long-term hospitals 72 0.00 22.49
Hospitals with geriatric services 98 6.83 37.70
Hospitals with rehabilitation services 97 16.73 43.27
Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 49 8.56 11.62
Hospitals with hospice services 85 0.00 31.78
Orthopedic surgeons 84 22.77 31.70
Dialysis centers 23 51.60 40.28
Medical and diagnostic centers 16 63.79 48.95
Physical therapists 85 37.43 56.09
Expenses per inpatient day 30 66.96 62.02
Joint Commission accreditation 57 84.62 83.71
Medical school affiliation 43 48.95 45.76
Magnet hospitals 31 18.46 14.40
ER wait times 82 27.07 40.01
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 35 73.31 70.79
Smoking rate 29 30.63 30.34
Diabetes rate 63 44.50 48.54
Alzheimer's cases 53 82.29 81.26
Caregivers 59 35.63 39.21
Life expectancy at 65 16 89.21 84.59
Depression 60 41.39 43.31
Physical activity 62 60.03 65.43
Fitness and recreational sports centers 76 38.35 46.08
Fast-food outlets 33 64.24 61.73
Falls with injury 80 31.78 38.43
Binge drinking 5 57.23 40.64
Air quality 4 94.46 67.44

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 58 46.08 47.44
Total bank deposits 70 4.42 7.24
Tax burden 40 73.35 68.14
Dependency ratio 27 89.28 84.57
Growth of small businesses 12 91.03 86.25
Older adults below poverty line 84 47.27 58.57
Capital gains 10 71.74 49.15
Income growth 27 85.53 84.11
Reverse mortgages 62 7.25 15.80
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 47 44.30 44.17
Median rental price 81 60.48 69.47
Households with older adults 48 54.61 55.52
Nursing beds 74 45.28 60.28
Cost of semi-private nursing room 56 58.33 64.62
Home health-care service providers 65 11.31 15.21
Continuing-care facilities 38 21.84 23.14
Cost of assisted living 19 91.43 80.63
Nursing-home rating 36 41.64 36.99
Older adults in family homes 9 90.99 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 67 41.78 50.90
Commute times 84 69.18 78.27
Commuters who walk to work 97 15.72 38.41
Number of passenger trips 46 6.14 9.79
Public transport fare 74 9.09 16.65
Investment in public/senior transportation 64 65.16 67.65
Grocery stores 58 31.11 33.58
Special needs transportation 65 21.43 29.60

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 50 45.94 47.47
Arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 27 36.06 30.60
Senior volunteer rates 83 42.50 53.28
Number of public libraries 93 21.45 44.65
Number of civic and religious organizations 70 48.37 60.15
Funding for older adults 88 70.63 75.84
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 72 87.96 38.00
College enrollment 16 67.79 58.16
Number of community colleges 73 13.55 20.92
Number of universities 31 45.00 38.93