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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Rome, GA
#124
OVERALL RANKING

Rome, GA


SCORE: 66.81

#142
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 66.12
 
#68
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 69.48
 
Percent of Population 65+:  14.94%
Population 65+:  14,342
Total Population:  95,995

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 220 78.50 81.58 -3.78 %
Health Care 21 64.05 50.15 27.72 %
Wellness 245 62.21 68.45 -9.12 %
Financial 132 81.43 81.09 0.42 %
EducationEducation 230 53.10 71.18 -10.36 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
29 84.69 71.18 18.98 %
Employment 274 34.99 51.56 -32.14 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
138 55.45 57.14 -2.96 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
206 46.66 51.89 -10.08 %
(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 81 56.83 49.09
Crime Rate 232 29.95 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 189 78.79 80.67
Unemployment Rate 223 36.10 46.80
Income Distribution 250 77.55 84.25
Weather 88 66.40 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 233 17.90 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 18 53.83 33.5
Number of hospital beds 32 47.54 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 191 66.67 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 78 30.82 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 160 20.54 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 5 61.63 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 30 39.24 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 90 33.33 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 58 16.20 13.35
Number of nurses 25 38.30 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 13 4.03 2.35
ER Wait Times 142 22.33 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 148 44.30 46.33
Smoking rate 278 5.27 13.69
Diabetes rate 249 30.64 41.83
Binge drinking 84 21.46 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 56 86.31 74.78
Caregivers 142 36.08 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 259 70.40 76.89
Depression 252 40.74 49.3
Physical activity 226 31.41 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 240 27.93 42.27
Fast-food outlets 223 30.33 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 132 14.89 17.69
Air quality 232 51.89 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 164 51.56 53.83
Total bank deposits 176 0.80 1.37
Tax burden 81 80.03 70.55
Dependency ratio 150 59.08 61.29
Small business growth 46 85.11 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 248 19.52 29.07
Capital gains 178 24.21 31.31
Income growth 223 57.63 60.52
Reverse mortgages 129 28.10 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 38 61.38 46.02
Median rental price 27 84.38 70.18
Households with older adults 82 41.44 39.04
Nursing beds 70 62.43 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 60 76.50 70.35
Home health-care service providers 98 13.87 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 127 12.17 14.8
Cost of assisted living 7 87.67 71.61
Nursing-home rating 33 42.86 22.29
Older adults in family homes 214 79.79 82.84
Cost of adult day services 57 58.33 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 261 37.99 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 241 13.45 31.34
Employment growth 216 41.91 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 190 4.02 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 135 71.16 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 51 6.26 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 145 37.15 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 104 19.56 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 83 50.60 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 233 32.10 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 128 29.51 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 78 20.49 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 247 42.26 63.01
Number of public libraries 196 15.86 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 129 63.16 12.40
Funding for older adults 230 27.14 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 238 79.69 85.93
College enrollment 156 20.47 26.46