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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Port St. Lucie, FL
#242
OVERALL RANKING

Port St. Lucie, FL


SCORE: 62.46

#243
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 62.70
 
#244
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 62.47
 
Percent of Population 65+:  23.79%
Population 65+:  102,888
Total Population:  432,472

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 13 90.16 81.58 10.52 %
Health Care 234 41.12 50.15 -18.01 %
Wellness 78 70.98 68.45 3.70 %
Financial 168 79.85 81.09 -1.53 %
EducationEducation 132 58.09 71.18 -1.94 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
221 63.62 71.18 -10.62 %
Employment 201 44.50 51.56 -13.69 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
279 33.90 57.14 -40.67 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
279 37.34 51.89 -28.04 %
(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 98 54.20 49.09
Crime Rate 88 47.59 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 30 85.71 80.67
Unemployment Rate 177 40.38 46.80
Income Distribution 250 77.55 84.25
Weather 21 80.74 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 177 22.85 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 276 14.53 33.5
Number of hospital beds 267 10.52 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 203 0.00 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 272 3.08 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 237 6.51 13.35
Number of nurses 265 11.17 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 186 1.50 2.35
ER Wait Times 1 100.00 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 65 50.17 46.33
Smoking rate 82 14.04 13.69
Diabetes rate 217 33.98 41.83
Binge drinking 149 16.74 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 93 81.38 74.78
Caregivers 270 21.37 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 9 88.14 76.89
Depression 184 45.26 49.3
Physical activity 160 35.70 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 197 35.21 42.27
Fast-food outlets 23 43.68 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 25 31.64 17.69
Air quality 9 86.36 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 205 44.99 53.83
Total bank deposits 109 0.96 1.37
Tax burden 141 73.35 70.55
Dependency ratio 270 47.52 61.29
Small business growth 39 85.93 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 60 34.08 29.07
Capital gains 13 50.65 31.31
Income growth 55 62.63 60.52
Reverse mortgages 253 5.75 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 149 43.75 46.02
Median rental price 260 52.48 70.18
Households with older adults 11 58.42 39.04
Nursing beds 258 22.58 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 163 58.33 70.35
Home health-care service providers 121 12.34 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 199 8.27 14.8
Cost of assisted living 60 80.16 71.61
Nursing-home rating 102 25.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 40 87.19 82.84
Cost of adult day services 104 53.85 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 204 49.00 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 267 10.01 31.34
Employment growth 77 46.24 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 34 17.31 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 256 59.30 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 272 0.29 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 244 26.20 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 273 5.80 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 261 26.97 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 268 17.28 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 11 46.92 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 217 11.28 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 251 41.60 63.01
Number of public libraries 271 7.66 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 273 20.16 12.40
Funding for older adults 258 26.83 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 56 91.92 85.93
College enrollment 219 16.60 26.46