SHARE THIS:
Best Cities for Successful Aging | Sumter, SC
#228
OVERALL RANKING

Sumter, SC


SCORE: 63.03

#235
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 63.00
 
#205
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 64.23
 
Percent of Population 65+:  13.65%
Population 65+:  14,764
Total Population:  108,127

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 228 77.95 81.58 -4.45 %
Health Care 225 41.81 50.15 -16.63 %
Wellness 182 65.33 68.45 -4.56 %
Financial 124 82.17 81.09 1.33 %
EducationEducation 270 48.01 71.18 -18.96 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
64 78.68 71.18 10.54 %
Employment 267 37.36 51.56 -27.54 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
190 52.84 57.14 -7.53 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
196 47.31 51.89 -8.83 %
(Three-tier color code: 1-25 Green, 26-75 Black, 76+ Red)
Find out about the methodology used for these indicators

Indicator Drill-down graph load here Indicator Average graph will load here

General Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Cost of Living 105 53.75 49.09
Crime Rate 252 27.01 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 123 81.05 80.67
Unemployment Rate 235 34.46 46.80
Income Distribution 71 86.36 84.25
Weather 74 69.42 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 274 12.38 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 228 23.37 33.5
Number of hospital beds 190 21.56 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 84 29.71 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 34 37.84 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 183 9.30 13.35
Number of nurses 217 17.34 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 229 1.18 2.35
ER Wait Times 274 10.43 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 235 40.08 46.33
Smoking rate 77 14.44 13.69
Diabetes rate 258 29.31 41.83
Binge drinking 66 24.01 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 64 85.24 74.78
Caregivers 82 42.21 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 264 70.13 76.89
Depression 10 65.93 49.3
Physical activity 229 31.29 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 272 16.57 42.27
Fast-food outlets 19 44.08 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 184 11.04 17.69
Air quality 161 56.70 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 171 50.42 53.83
Total bank deposits 273 0.43 1.37
Tax burden 7 93.40 70.55
Dependency ratio 173 58.35 61.29
Small business growth 268 74.89 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 279 12.41 29.07
Capital gains 211 22.64 31.31
Income growth 74 61.81 60.52
Reverse mortgages 128 28.35 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 80 53.75 46.02
Median rental price 84 77.17 70.18
Households with older adults 137 38.27 39.04
Nursing beds 199 39.08 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 72 73.68 70.35
Home health-care service providers 55 19.79 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 112 13.37 14.8
Cost of assisted living 56 80.80 71.61
Nursing-home rating 42 40.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 85 84.84 82.84
Cost of adult day services 46 63.64 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 254 41.53 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 255 11.61 31.34
Employment growth 39 48.24 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 236 2.69 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 169 68.92 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 207 1.24 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 33 46.00 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 176 12.92 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 100 48.14 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+ 171 27.33 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 264 6.50 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 119 54.92 63.01
Number of public libraries 202 15.17 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 71 74.07 12.40
Funding for older adults 272 26.77 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 278 63.83 85.93
College enrollment 75 28.55 26.46