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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Tallahassee, FL
#123
OVERALL RANKING

Tallahassee, FL


SCORE: 66.83

#114
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 67.17
 
#156
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 66.13
 
Percent of Population 65+:  11.25%
Population 65+:  42,216
Total Population:  375,391

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 200 79.28 81.58 -2.82 %
Health Care 96 53.05 50.15 5.78 %
Wellness 119 68.61 68.45 0.23 %
Financial 110 82.98 81.09 2.33 %
EducationEducation 18 74.72 71.18 26.13 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
201 65.23 71.18 -8.36 %
Employment 58 59.33 51.56 15.07 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
184 53.05 57.14 -7.16 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
225 45.55 51.89 -12.22 %
(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 241 34.88 49.09
Crime Rate 247 27.57 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 211 77.70 80.67
Unemployment Rate 124 46.17 46.80
Income Distribution 203 80.85 84.25
Weather 45 75.59 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 134 26.67 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 96 36.06 33.5
Number of hospital beds 28 48.44 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 153 80.00 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 35 21.56 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 125 20.26 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 226 13.51 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 27 20.26 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 140 0.00 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 143 20.00 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 140 11.51 13.35
Number of nurses 111 24.94 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 125 1.95 2.35
ER Wait Times 134 23.14 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 119 46.26 46.33
Smoking rate 63 15.90 13.69
Diabetes rate 131 41.16 41.83
Binge drinking 238 12.36 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 116 79.61 74.78
Caregivers 108 39.56 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 88 78.72 76.89
Depression 134 48.56 49.3
Physical activity 81 42.23 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 126 42.86 42.27
Fast-food outlets 214 30.78 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 199 10.15 17.69
Air quality 118 61.14 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 202 45.74 53.83
Total bank deposits 115 0.94 1.37
Tax burden 141 73.35 70.55
Dependency ratio 13 80.95 61.29
Small business growth 103 82.01 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 245 19.76 29.07
Capital gains 13 50.65 31.31
Income growth 234 57.34 60.52
Reverse mortgages 186 18.28 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 221 35.06 46.02
Median rental price 226 61.29 70.18
Households with older adults 248 30.65 39.04
Nursing beds 205 38.32 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 163 58.33 70.35
Home health-care service providers 124 12.23 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 183 9.01 14.8
Cost of assisted living 60 80.16 71.61
Nursing-home rating 31 45.45 22.29
Older adults in family homes 151 82.07 82.84
Cost of adult day services 104 53.85 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 154 53.63 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 78 33.68 31.34
Employment growth 192 42.62 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 13 34.44 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 196 66.81 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 38 8.02 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 273 19.76 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 147 14.97 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 97 48.62 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 178 39.51 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 235 23.29 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 110 17.20 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 230 43.38 63.01
Number of public libraries 141 21.75 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 152 60.10 12.40
Funding for older adults 258 26.83 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 106 88.91 85.93
College enrollment 20 57.19 26.46