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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Sebring, FL
#273
OVERALL RANKING

Sebring, FL


SCORE: 60.42

#274
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 60.72
 
#268
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 60.75
 
Percent of Population 65+:  33.86%
Population 65+:  33,220
Total Population:  98,100

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 138 81.32 81.58 -.32 %
Health Care 266 35.94 50.15 -28.33 %
Wellness 90 70.07 68.45 2.37 %
Financial 229 75.14 81.09 -7.34 %
EducationEducation 255 50.68 71.18 -14.45 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
139 71.05 71.18 -.18 %
Employment 211 43.59 51.56 -15.46 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
275 37.51 57.14 -34.35 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
240 44.04 51.89 -15.13 %
(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 188 42.44 49.09
Crime Rate 167 37.05 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 200 78.37 80.67
Unemployment Rate 254 32.24 46.80
Income Distribution 110 84.44 84.25
Weather 20 80.96 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 270 13.93 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 277 14.37 33.5
Number of hospital beds 245 14.45 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 273 0.00 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 140 0.00 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 258 5.06 13.35
Number of nurses 270 10.38 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 255 0.97 2.35
ER Wait Times 42 36.36 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 234 40.14 46.33
Smoking rate 20 23.10 13.69
Diabetes rate 276 26.57 41.83
Binge drinking 13 40.18 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 63 85.26 74.78
Caregivers 278 16.71 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 10 87.49 76.89
Depression 204 43.86 49.3
Physical activity 244 30.53 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 241 27.35 42.27
Fast-food outlets 3 58.09 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 59 24.30 17.69
Air quality 11 84.62 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 239 39.89 53.83
Total bank deposits 165 0.83 1.37
Tax burden 141 73.35 70.55
Dependency ratio 280 34.34 61.29
Small business growth 279 70.47 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 200 23.18 29.07
Capital gains 13 50.65 31.31
Income growth 263 56.23 60.52
Reverse mortgages 161 22.81 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 110 49.90 46.02
Median rental price 19 85.43 70.18
Households with older adults 3 75.97 39.04
Nursing beds 254 24.15 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 163 58.33 70.35
Home health-care service providers 221 6.67 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 253 5.51 14.8
Cost of assisted living 60 80.16 71.61
Nursing-home rating 229 0.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 31 87.94 82.84
Cost of adult day services 104 53.85 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 270 35.80 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 179 18.83 31.34
Employment growth 59 47.03 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 28 21.52 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 104 73.56 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 234 0.74 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 44 43.82 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 168 13.54 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 276 19.54 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 271 12.35 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 4 63.83 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 253 8.05 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 258 41.02 63.01
Number of public libraries 216 14.45 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 238 36.56 12.40
Funding for older adults 270 26.82 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 168 85.60 85.93
College enrollment 280 7.87 26.46