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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Richmond, VA
#32
OVERALL RANKING

Richmond, VA


SCORE: 73.19

#33
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 73.16
 
#38
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 71.93
 
Percent of Population 65+:  12.88%
Population 65+:  158,798
Total Population:  1,232,954

Indicator Rank Score Average
AvgScore
Percent
+/-
% +/-
General Livability 46 88.04 87.83 0.24 %
Health Care 25 68.38 62.09 10.13 %
Wellness 51 70.70 72.07 -1.90 %
Financial Security 57 87.55 88.25 -.79 %
Education 58 60.44 61.67 -1.99 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
35 48.88 46.42 5.30 %
Employment 18 70.62 63.96 10.41 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
77 63.66 69.42 -8.30 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
19 80.12 73.23 9.41 %
(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 51 45.72 46.41
Crime rate 27 62.26 52.77
Internet access 60 81.19 83.51
Employment growth 46 86.93 86.82
Unemployment rate 27 68.63 64.06
Income distribution 15 88.89 86.33
Weather 54 61.84 65.13
Fatal car crashes 50 49.86 51.71

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare enrollment 51 90.62 62.02
Primary-care physicians 36 60.77 57.60
Nurse practitioners and physicians' assistants 57 43.30 45.49
Number of nurses 17 46.59 38.33
Number of hospital beds 12 47.51 37.22
Long-term hospitals 18 38.64 22.49
Hospitals with geriatric services 45 37.41 37.70
Hospitals with rehabilitation services 74 30.53 43.27
Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 28 15.63 11.62
Hospitals with hospice services 52 25.19 31.78
Orthopedic surgeons 40 34.00 31.70
Dialysis centers 16 57.88 40.28
Medical and diagnostic centers 45 50.51 48.95
Physical therapists 38 59.36 56.09
Expenses per inpatient day 17 71.96 62.02
Joint Commission accreditation 35 90.00 83.71
Medical school affiliation 62 38.18 45.76
Magnet hospitals 16 24.00 14.40
ER wait times 5 70.54 40.01
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 59 66.70 70.79
Smoking rate 60 24.59 30.34
Diabetes rate 58 44.99 48.54
Alzheimer's cases 75 77.17 81.26
Caregivers 55 36.23 39.21
Life expectancy at 65 66 81.99 84.59
Depression 27 45.58 43.31
Physical activity 43 64.20 65.43
Fitness and recreational sports centers 31 52.06 46.08
Fast-food outlets 49 60.03 61.73
Falls with injury 39 38.33 38.43
Binge drinking 34 42.89 40.64
Air quality 30 71.57 67.44

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 42 49.49 47.44
Total bank deposits 4 17.13 7.24
Tax burden 70 59.31 68.14
Dependency ratio 20 90.71 84.57
Growth of small businesses 61 84.86 86.25
Older adults below poverty line 11 74.33 58.57
Capital gains 67 35.59 49.15
Income growth 60 82.33 84.11
Reverse mortgages 26 22.67 15.80
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 63 39.77 44.17
Median rental price 78 61.92 69.47
Households with older adults 51 54.17 55.52
Nursing beds 63 51.63 60.28
Cost of semi-private nursing room 49 63.35 64.62
Home health-care service providers 43 14.28 15.21
Continuing-care facilities 32 23.80 23.14
Cost of assisted living 79 73.23 80.63
Nursing-home rating 84 19.38 36.99
Older adults in family homes 54 83.97 84.60
Cost of adult day services 41 53.85 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
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Walk score 31 58.96 50.90
Commute times 54 77.82 78.27
Commuters who walk to work 64 27.24 38.41
Number of passenger trips 67 3.63 9.79
Public transport fare 45 11.76 16.65
Investment in public/senior transportation 48 68.60 67.65
Grocery stores 38 34.78 33.58
Special needs transportation 2 79.20 29.60

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 51 45.93 47.47
Arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 43 31.34 30.60
Senior volunteer rates 16 59.23 53.28
Number of public libraries 24 53.31 44.65
Number of civic and religious organizations 14 86.51 60.15
Funding for older adults 50 73.65 75.84
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 73 87.74 38.00
College enrollment 54 56.18 58.16
Number of community colleges 37 21.46 20.92
Number of universities 52 37.60 38.93