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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Rocky Mount, NC
#244
OVERALL RANKING

Rocky Mount, NC


SCORE: 62.44

#247
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 62.58
 
#232
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 63.18
 
Percent of Population 65+:  15.31%
Population 65+:  23,160
Total Population:  151,253

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 245 76.50 81.58 -6.23 %
Health Care 250 39.05 50.15 -22.13 %
Wellness 260 61.49 68.45 -10.17 %
Financial 83 84.19 81.09 3.82 %
EducationEducation 265 48.83 71.18 -17.57 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
74 77.83 71.18 9.34 %
Employment 239 41.09 51.56 -20.31 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
161 54.05 57.14 -5.41 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
172 48.65 51.89 -6.24 %
(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 47 61.34 49.09
Crime Rate 190 34.79 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 274 73.05 80.67
Unemployment Rate 269 29.01 46.80
Income Distribution 203 80.85 84.25
Weather 107 64.95 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 272 13.48 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 245 20.90 33.5
Number of hospital beds 203 20.38 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 116 25.53 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 83 24.39 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 225 6.99 13.35
Number of nurses 174 20.53 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 29 3.23 2.35
ER Wait Times 251 13.40 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 257 38.57 46.33
Smoking rate 200 9.59 13.69
Diabetes rate 264 28.42 41.83
Binge drinking 67 23.78 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 156 75.63 74.78
Caregivers 144 35.96 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 232 72.14 76.89
Depression 59 54.79 49.3
Physical activity 265 28.56 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 261 20.99 42.27
Fast-food outlets 104 36.05 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 160 12.79 17.69
Air quality 124 60.51 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 184 48.79 53.83
Total bank deposits 235 0.64 1.37
Tax burden 129 74.95 70.55
Dependency ratio 198 57.36 61.29
Small business growth 227 77.67 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 244 19.78 29.07
Capital gains 200 22.78 31.31
Income growth 276 54.64 60.52
Reverse mortgages 14 59.38 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 32 63.11 46.02
Median rental price 45 81.15 70.18
Households with older adults 69 42.16 39.04
Nursing beds 187 40.33 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 108 67.96 70.35
Home health-care service providers 50 20.63 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 105 13.72 14.8
Cost of assisted living 19 84.17 71.61
Nursing-home rating 229 0.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 273 74.78 82.84
Cost of adult day services 34 68.63 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 257 40.64 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 101 29.22 31.34
Employment growth 183 42.84 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 253 2.24 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 111 73.21 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 197 1.43 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 85 41.84 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 207 10.65 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 47 55.41 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 253 28.40 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 87 31.32 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 213 11.49 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 100 56.89 63.01
Number of public libraries 261 9.77 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 76 72.36 12.40
Funding for older adults 240 27.11 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 265 73.26 85.93
College enrollment 183 18.85 26.46