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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Panama City, FL
#218
OVERALL RANKING

Panama City, FL


SCORE: 63.41

#216
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 63.63
 
#222
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 63.68
 
Percent of Population 65+:  15.62%
Population 65+:  29,320
Total Population:  187,748

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 163 80.45 81.58 -1.39 %
Health Care 172 45.84 50.15 -8.59 %
Wellness 198 64.65 68.45 -5.55 %
Financial 166 79.92 81.09 -1.44 %
EducationEducation 207 54.59 71.18 -7.85 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
180 67.52 71.18 -5.14 %
Employment 105 52.25 51.56 1.34 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
189 52.85 57.14 -7.51 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
232 44.83 51.89 -13.61 %
(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 220 38.58 49.09
Crime Rate 246 27.60 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 86 82.19 80.67
Unemployment Rate 137 44.26 46.80
Income Distribution 203 80.85 84.25
Weather 33 77.34 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 229 18.14 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 241 22.19 33.5
Number of hospital beds 145 26.88 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 158 15.18 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 47 40.47 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 113 12.59 13.35
Number of nurses 178 20.25 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 209 1.33 2.35
ER Wait Times 101 25.54 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 161 43.40 46.33
Smoking rate 264 6.87 13.69
Diabetes rate 197 35.45 41.83
Binge drinking 240 12.32 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 103 80.69 74.78
Caregivers 213 30.40 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 192 74.22 76.89
Depression 179 45.61 49.3
Physical activity 223 31.63 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 123 43.66 42.27
Fast-food outlets 181 32.24 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 76 22.05 17.69
Air quality 66 68.54 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 206 44.93 53.83
Total bank deposits 191 0.77 1.37
Tax burden 141 73.35 70.55
Dependency ratio 100 62.13 61.29
Small business growth 175 79.73 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 223 21.41 29.07
Capital gains 13 50.65 31.31
Income growth 171 58.93 60.52
Reverse mortgages 204 15.38 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 207 37.26 46.02
Median rental price 234 59.70 70.18
Households with older adults 97 40.14 39.04
Nursing beds 152 46.19 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 163 58.33 70.35
Home health-care service providers 192 8.45 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 246 5.76 14.8
Cost of assisted living 60 80.16 71.61
Nursing-home rating 7 60.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 64 85.77 82.84
Cost of adult day services 104 53.85 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 235 44.85 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 68 36.71 31.34
Employment growth 125 44.50 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 29 20.32 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 179 68.30 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 153 2.33 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 44 43.82 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 181 12.69 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 182 38.04 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 141 43.21 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 95 30.77 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 82 20.32 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 235 42.72 63.01
Number of public libraries 181 17.33 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 194 49.66 12.40
Funding for older adults 258 26.83 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 170 85.49 85.93
College enrollment 215 16.68 26.46