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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL
#197
OVERALL RANKING

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL


SCORE: 64.41

#181
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 64.87
 
#209
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 64.11
 
Percent of Population 65+:  30.03%
Population 65+:  43,480
Total Population:  144,770

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 4 93.03 81.58 14.04 %
Health Care 245 39.82 50.15 -20.60 %
Wellness 64 72.34 68.45 5.68 %
Financial 142 80.86 81.09 -.28 %
EducationEducation 137 57.83 71.18 -2.38 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
225 63.30 71.18 -11.07 %
Employment 95 53.68 51.56 4.11 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
269 41.37 57.14 -27.60 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
262 40.48 51.89 -21.99 %
(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 24 67.21 49.09
Crime Rate 85 48.17 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 46 84.00 80.67
Unemployment Rate 228 35.18 46.80
Income Distribution 274 74.51 84.25
Weather 15 81.68 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 212 19.62 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 267 17.25 33.5
Number of hospital beds 240 14.90 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 125 24.64 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 114 15.69 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 171 10.30 13.35
Number of nurses 268 10.58 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 224 1.21 2.35
ER Wait Times 190 18.18 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 52 51.18 46.33
Smoking rate 49 17.19 13.69
Diabetes rate 223 33.51 41.83
Binge drinking 244 12.13 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 100 80.72 74.78
Caregivers 274 18.52 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 24 84.30 76.89
Depression 93 51.39 49.3
Physical activity 178 34.52 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 32 58.69 42.27
Fast-food outlets 21 43.96 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 14 37.88 17.69
Air quality 7 90.16 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 55 65.05 53.83
Total bank deposits 21 1.53 1.37
Tax burden 141 73.35 70.55
Dependency ratio 277 40.39 61.29
Small business growth 28 87.02 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 168 25.58 29.07
Capital gains 13 50.65 31.31
Income growth 30 64.51 60.52
Reverse mortgages 242 7.72 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 200 38.45 46.02
Median rental price 235 59.63 70.18
Households with older adults 6 67.63 39.04
Nursing beds 261 21.53 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 163 58.33 70.35
Home health-care service providers 198 8.08 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 182 9.02 14.8
Cost of assisted living 60 80.16 71.61
Nursing-home rating 182 14.29 22.29
Older adults in family homes 71 85.35 82.84
Cost of adult day services 104 53.85 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 240 44.44 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 69 35.53 31.34
Employment growth 189 42.67 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 15 27.65 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 153 70.18 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 141 2.54 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 44 43.82 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 248 8.07 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 255 29.00 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 266 18.52 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 5 56.61 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 240 9.30 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 257 41.22 63.01
Number of public libraries 270 7.87 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 256 30.85 12.40
Funding for older adults 258 26.83 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 35 93.68 85.93
College enrollment 256 13.88 26.46