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Best Cities for Successful Aging |
 
Percent of Population 65+:  %
Population 65+:  
Total Population:  

Indicator Rank Score Average
AvgScore
Percent
+/-
% +/-
General Livability 87.83 -100.00 %
Health Care 62.09 -100.00 %
Wellness 72.07 -100.00 %
Financial Security 88.25 -100.00 %
Education 61.67 -100.00 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
46.42 -100.00 %
Employment 63.96 -100.00 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
69.42 -100.00 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
73.23 -100.00 %
(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 46.41
Crime rate 52.77
Internet access 83.51
Employment growth 86.82
Unemployment rate 64.06
Income distribution 86.33
Weather 65.13
Fatal car crashes 51.71

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare enrollment 62.02
Primary-care physicians 57.60
Nurse practitioners and physicians' assistants 45.49
Number of nurses 38.33
Number of hospital beds 37.22
Long-term hospitals 22.49
Hospitals with geriatric services 37.70
Hospitals with rehabilitation services 43.27
Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 11.62
Hospitals with hospice services 31.78
Orthopedic surgeons 31.70
Dialysis centers 40.28
Medical and diagnostic centers 48.95
Physical therapists 56.09
Expenses per inpatient day 62.02
Joint Commission accreditation 83.71
Medical school affiliation 45.76
Magnet hospitals 14.40
ER wait times 40.01
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 70.79
Smoking rate 30.34
Diabetes rate 48.54
Alzheimer's cases 81.26
Caregivers 39.21
Life expectancy at 65 84.59
Depression 43.31
Physical activity 65.43
Fitness and recreational sports centers 46.08
Fast-food outlets 61.73
Falls with injury 38.43
Binge drinking 40.64
Air quality 67.44

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 47.44
Total bank deposits 7.24
Tax burden 68.14
Dependency ratio 84.57
Growth of small businesses 86.25
Older adults below poverty line 58.57
Capital gains 49.15
Income growth 84.11
Reverse mortgages 15.80
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 44.17
Median rental price 69.47
Households with older adults 55.52
Nursing beds 60.28
Cost of semi-private nursing room 64.62
Home health-care service providers 15.21
Continuing-care facilities 23.14
Cost of assisted living 80.63
Nursing-home rating 36.99
Older adults in family homes 84.60
Cost of adult day services 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
 
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Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 47.47
Arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 30.60
Senior volunteer rates 53.28
Number of public libraries 44.65
Number of civic and religious organizations 60.15
Funding for older adults 75.84
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 38.00
College enrollment 58.16
Number of community colleges 20.92
Number of universities 38.93