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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Spartanburg, SC
#200
OVERALL RANKING

Spartanburg, SC


SCORE: 64.29

#194
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 64.59
 
#203
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 64.36
 
Percent of Population 65+:  14.61%
Population 65+:  46,284
Total Population:  316,856

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 182 79.97 81.58 -1.97 %
Health Care 208 43.40 50.15 -13.46 %
Wellness 181 65.42 68.45 -4.43 %
Financial 108 83.07 81.09 2.44 %
EducationEducation 237 52.60 71.18 -11.21 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
119 73.48 71.18 3.23 %
Employment 98 53.46 51.56 3.69 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
228 49.31 57.14 -13.70 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
120 51.67 51.89 -.42 %
(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 152 47.98 49.09
Crime Rate 188 34.98 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 28 85.75 80.67
Unemployment Rate 179 40.24 46.80
Income Distribution 71 86.36 84.25
Weather 86 66.90 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 191 21.79 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 169 29.23 33.5
Number of hospital beds 168 24.44 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 165 75.00 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 39 20.28 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 188 9.53 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 267 6.35 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 125 12.14 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 39 50.00 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 164 10.47 13.35
Number of nurses 160 21.60 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 82 2.36 2.35
ER Wait Times 242 14.26 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 156 43.77 46.33
Smoking rate 167 10.40 13.69
Diabetes rate 244 31.59 41.83
Binge drinking 61 24.67 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 68 85.03 74.78
Caregivers 102 40.06 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 254 70.78 76.89
Depression 254 40.36 49.3
Physical activity 199 33.29 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 104 47.30 42.27
Fast-food outlets 139 34.30 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 211 9.64 17.69
Air quality 184 55.51 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 102 58.21 53.83
Total bank deposits 168 0.82 1.37
Tax burden 7 93.40 70.55
Dependency ratio 159 58.81 61.29
Small business growth 229 77.65 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 191 23.71 29.07
Capital gains 211 22.64 31.31
Income growth 127 59.96 60.52
Reverse mortgages 166 22.20 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 118 48.65 46.02
Median rental price 63 78.94 70.18
Households with older adults 117 39.42 39.04
Nursing beds 190 39.77 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 72 73.68 70.35
Home health-care service providers 249 4.68 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 170 9.54 14.8
Cost of assisted living 56 80.80 71.61
Nursing-home rating 195 12.50 22.29
Older adults in family homes 65 85.71 82.84
Cost of adult day services 46 63.64 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 135 55.07 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 41 49.01 31.34
Employment growth 212 42.11 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 270 1.69 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 209 65.67 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 213 1.13 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 33 46.00 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 215 9.95 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 181 38.05 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 213 35.80 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 143 28.94 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 183 12.97 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 117 55.27 63.01
Number of public libraries 212 14.64 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 16 85.95 12.40
Funding for older adults 274 26.76 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 239 79.59 85.93
College enrollment 168 19.48 26.46