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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL
#94
OVERALL RANKING

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL


SCORE: 67.93

#93
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 68.15
 
#93
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 66.91
 
Percent of Population 65+:  21.57%
Population 65+:  118,023
Total Population:  547,161

Indicator Rank Score Average
AvgScore
Percent
+/-
% +/-
General Livability 11 93.62 87.83 6.59 %
Health Care 91 46.98 62.09 -24.34 %
Wellness 58 70.08 72.07 -2.76 %
Financial Security 42 89.37 88.25 1.27 %
Education 40 62.57 61.67 1.46 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
98 30.73 46.42 -33.80 %
Employment 99 50.08 63.96 -21.70 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
51 70.19 69.42 1.11 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
84 62.10 73.23 -15.20 %
(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 26 54.50 46.41
Crime rate 65 44.59 52.77
Internet access 18 92.05 83.51
Employment growth 88 82.13 86.82
Unemployment rate 79 54.40 64.06
Income distribution 32 86.96 86.33
Weather 6 85.60 65.13
Fatal car crashes 77 35.61 51.71

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare enrollment 17 93.46 62.02
Primary-care physicians 96 35.14 57.60
Nurse practitioners and physicians' assistants 88 28.90 45.49
Number of nurses 97 20.16 38.33
Number of hospital beds 90 26.28 37.22
Long-term hospitals 33 28.00 22.49
Hospitals with geriatric services 48 36.15 37.70
Hospitals with rehabilitation services 36 44.25 43.27
Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 60 0.00 11.62
Hospitals with hospice services 85 0.00 31.78
Orthopedic surgeons 95 14.64 31.70
Dialysis centers 85 22.72 40.28
Medical and diagnostic centers 84 34.16 48.95
Physical therapists 86 36.75 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 78 0.00 14.40
ER wait times 26 48.25 40.01
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 44 70.61 70.79
Smoking rate 44 27.14 30.34
Diabetes rate 92 36.92 48.54
Alzheimer's cases 38 85.01 81.26
Caregivers 97 23.31 39.21
Life expectancy at 65 35 85.51 84.59
Depression 56 42.15 43.31
Physical activity 81 56.08 65.43
Fitness and recreational sports centers 80 36.05 46.08
Fast-food outlets 9 70.88 61.73
Falls with injury 31 39.89 38.43
Binge drinking 92 30.33 40.64
Air quality 1 100.00 67.44

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 80 40.14 47.44
Total bank deposits 87 3.26 7.24
Tax burden 40 73.35 68.14
Dependency ratio 93 72.26 84.57
Growth of small businesses 48 86.04 86.25
Older adults below poverty line 34 62.53 58.57
Capital gains 10 71.74 49.15
Income growth 100 77.32 84.11
Reverse mortgages 73 5.49 15.80
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 16 57.39 44.17
Median rental price 56 67.75 69.47
Households with older adults 4 80.04 55.52
Nursing beds 86 37.38 60.28
Cost of semi-private nursing room 56 58.33 64.62
Home health-care service providers 91 6.83 15.21
Continuing-care facilities 35 23.13 23.14
Cost of assisted living 19 91.43 80.63
Nursing-home rating 58 31.00 36.99
Older adults in family homes 42 85.75 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 100 23.37 50.90
Commute times 49 78.46 78.27
Commuters who walk to work 99 14.59 38.41
Number of passenger trips 88 1.62 9.79
Public transport fare 27 14.29 16.65
Investment in public/senior transportation 70 63.65 67.65
Grocery stores 99 18.16 33.58
Special needs transportation 36 32.68 29.60

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 4 75.52 47.47
Arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 99 15.49 30.60
Senior volunteer rates 89 41.59 53.28
Number of public libraries 91 23.15 44.65
Number of civic and religious organizations 85 37.92 60.15
Funding for older adults 88 70.63 75.84
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 13 95.05 38.00
College enrollment 96 45.33 58.16
Number of community colleges 63 16.18 20.92
Number of universities 10 58.19 38.93