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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Prescott, AZ
#265
OVERALL RANKING

Prescott, AZ


SCORE: 61.03

#264
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 61.44
 
#270
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 60.62
 
Percent of Population 65+:  26.32%
Population 65+:  55,930
Total Population:  212,530

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 76 83.98 81.58 2.94 %
Health Care 276 32.50 50.15 -35.19 %
Wellness 52 73.30 68.45 7.09 %
Financial 232 74.95 81.09 -7.57 %
EducationEducation 60 62.83 71.18 6.06 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
213 64.35 71.18 -9.60 %
Employment 263 37.96 51.56 -26.38 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
268 42.27 57.14 -26.02 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
238 44.12 51.89 -14.97 %
(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 245 34.08 49.09
Crime Rate 52 54.40 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 42 84.33 80.67
Unemployment Rate 152 42.81 46.80
Income Distribution 110 84.44 84.25
Weather 49 74.65 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 257 15.54 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 266 17.48 33.5
Number of hospital beds 266 10.94 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 256 40.00 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 43 18.47 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 203 0.00 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 187 17.36 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 261 4.47 13.35
Number of nurses 277 8.36 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 231 1.17 2.35
ER Wait Times 133 23.28 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 72 49.45 46.33
Smoking rate 79 14.33 13.69
Diabetes rate 180 36.24 41.83
Binge drinking 54 25.61 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 60 85.95 74.78
Caregivers 277 17.65 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 35 82.64 76.89
Depression 13 64.20 49.3
Physical activity 77 42.65 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 71 51.09 42.27
Fast-food outlets 48 40.49 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 189 10.89 17.69
Air quality 3 93.22 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 149 53.09 53.83
Total bank deposits 141 0.88 1.37
Tax burden 36 83.72 70.55
Dependency ratio 272 44.63 61.29
Small business growth 212 78.34 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 162 26.14 29.07
Capital gains 126 27.90 31.31
Income growth 123 60.04 60.52
Reverse mortgages 273 2.40 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 204 37.78 46.02
Median rental price 209 63.77 70.18
Households with older adults 9 61.58 39.04
Nursing beds 276 12.98 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 87 72.92 70.35
Home health-care service providers 229 6.06 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 91 15.28 14.8
Cost of assisted living 107 73.87 71.61
Nursing-home rating 182 14.29 22.29
Older adults in family homes 52 86.59 82.84
Cost of adult day services 207 43.75 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 267 37.16 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 269 9.80 31.34
Employment growth 26 49.38 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 71 10.42 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 219 64.56 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 269 0.35 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 155 36.45 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 101 20.44 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 270 23.06 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 247 29.63 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 7 53.06 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 245 8.78 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 223 44.42 63.01
Number of public libraries 116 24.06 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 258 30.20 12.40
Funding for older adults 277 26.26 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 16 95.34 85.93
College enrollment 117 22.93 26.46