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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Savannah, GA
#99
OVERALL RANKING

Savannah, GA


SCORE: 67.65

#111
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 67.40
 
#88
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 68.69
 
Percent of Population 65+:  12.11%
Population 65+:  43,905
Total Population:  362,441

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 45 86.02 81.58 5.44 %
Health Care 54 58.06 50.15 15.77 %
Wellness 148 67.06 68.45 -2.03 %
Financial 151 80.51 81.09 -.72 %
EducationEducation 71 61.81 71.18 4.34 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
161 69.54 71.18 -2.30 %
Employment 218 43.37 51.56 -15.88 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
93 59.22 57.14 3.64 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
171 48.68 51.89 -6.19 %
(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 150 48.00 49.09
Crime Rate 195 33.89 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 24 86.38 80.67
Unemployment Rate 157 42.57 46.80
Income Distribution 71 86.36 84.25
Weather 26 78.18 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 168 23.62 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 73 38.64 33.5
Number of hospital beds 54 40.19 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 38 20.89 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 56 39.27 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 169 19.64 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 29 19.64 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 140 0.00 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 161 14.29 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 51 14.29 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 71 15.21 13.35
Number of nurses 97 26.35 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 195 1.42 2.35
ER Wait Times 273 10.73 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 171 43.02 46.33
Smoking rate 117 12.02 13.69
Diabetes rate 181 36.19 41.83
Binge drinking 60 24.75 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 83 82.82 74.78
Caregivers 73 43.00 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 198 73.99 76.89
Depression 107 50.72 49.3
Physical activity 117 38.44 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 215 32.43 42.27
Fast-food outlets 271 25.94 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 136 14.73 17.69
Air quality 136 59.31 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 82 61.91 53.83
Total bank deposits 100 0.99 1.37
Tax burden 81 80.03 70.55
Dependency ratio 52 66.55 61.29
Small business growth 36 86.37 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 105 30.53 29.07
Capital gains 178 24.21 31.31
Income growth 106 60.60 60.52
Reverse mortgages 248 7.04 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 167 42.22 46.02
Median rental price 239 58.68 70.18
Households with older adults 217 33.67 39.04
Nursing beds 172 42.44 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 60 76.50 70.35
Home health-care service providers 139 11.42 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 138 11.45 14.8
Cost of assisted living 7 87.67 71.61
Nursing-home rating 157 18.75 22.29
Older adults in family homes 129 82.68 82.84
Cost of adult day services 57 58.33 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 118 56.27 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 250 12.14 31.34
Employment growth 151 43.74 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 145 5.41 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 228 64.02 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 39 7.90 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 248 25.71 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 157 14.31 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 53 54.58 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 67 51.85 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 217 24.29 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 91 19.33 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 238 42.34 63.01
Number of public libraries 122 23.57 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 81 71.68 12.40
Funding for older adults 228 27.15 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 181 84.97 85.93
College enrollment 58 33.35 26.46