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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Punta Gorda, FL
#241
OVERALL RANKING

Punta Gorda, FL


SCORE: 62.49

#233
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 63.06
 
#252
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 62.19
 
Percent of Population 65+:  36.06%
Population 65+:  58,633
Total Population:  162,603

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 31 87.81 81.58 7.64 %
Health Care 258 37.70 50.15 -24.83 %
Wellness 43 73.88 68.45 7.93 %
Financial 204 77.32 81.09 -4.65 %
EducationEducation 216 53.82 71.18 -9.15 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
193 66.10 71.18 -7.14 %
Employment 64 58.48 51.56 13.42 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
278 33.94 57.14 -40.60 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
267 39.59 51.89 -23.70 %
(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 183 43.57 49.09
Crime Rate 126 42.23 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 50 83.83 80.67
Unemployment Rate 175 40.59 46.80
Income Distribution 110 84.44 84.25
Weather 17 81.32 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 138 26.43 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 275 15.18 33.5
Number of hospital beds 237 15.25 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 190 8.92 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 244 11.90 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 226 6.97 13.35
Number of nurses 271 9.98 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 245 1.05 2.35
ER Wait Times 61 32.36 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 125 45.81 46.33
Smoking rate 50 16.84 13.69
Diabetes rate 277 25.37 41.83
Binge drinking 4 69.27 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 100 80.72 74.78
Caregivers 280 15.53 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 4 90.83 76.89
Depression 104 50.93 49.3
Physical activity 112 39.37 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 202 34.52 42.27
Fast-food outlets 4 53.91 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 71 22.65 17.69
Air quality 16 82.09 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 197 46.83 53.83
Total bank deposits 69 1.11 1.37
Tax burden 141 73.35 70.55
Dependency ratio 278 37.07 61.29
Small business growth 83 82.82 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 75 33.00 29.07
Capital gains 13 50.65 31.31
Income growth 100 60.74 60.52
Reverse mortgages 256 5.42 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 151 43.43 46.02
Median rental price 198 64.90 70.18
Households with older adults 2 77.84 39.04
Nursing beds 256 23.65 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 163 58.33 70.35
Home health-care service providers 202 7.78 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 264 4.94 14.8
Cost of assisted living 60 80.16 71.61
Nursing-home rating 195 12.50 22.29
Older adults in family homes 34 87.73 82.84
Cost of adult day services 104 53.85 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 228 46.10 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 240 13.53 31.34
Employment growth 133 44.29 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 8 59.00 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 219 64.56 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 241 0.68 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 44 43.82 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 262 6.76 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 280 14.26 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+ 2 71.09 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 263 6.74 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 250 41.90 63.01
Number of public libraries 279 4.55 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 277 17.80 12.40
Funding for older adults 258 26.83 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 82 90.05 85.93
College enrollment 278 9.41 26.46