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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
#84
OVERALL RANKING

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL


SCORE: 69.44

#83
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 69.72
 
#82
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 68.52
 
Percent of Population 65+:  17.97%
Population 65+:  511,366
Total Population:  2,845,178

Indicator Rank Score Average
AvgScore
Percent
+/-
% +/-
General Livability 20 91.69 87.83 4.39 %
Health Care 86 52.27 62.09 -15.82 %
Wellness 54 70.30 72.07 -2.46 %
Financial Security 25 91.31 88.25 3.47 %
Education 72 57.52 61.67 -6.73 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
74 39.62 46.42 -14.65 %
Employment 48 63.41 63.96 -.86 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
62 67.56 69.42 -2.68 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
95 59.00 73.23 -19.43 %
(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 45 48.20 46.41
Crime rate 70 43.23 52.77
Internet access 30 88.11 83.51
Employment growth 30 89.26 86.82
Unemployment rate 47 62.50 64.06
Income distribution 55 85.11 86.33
Weather 8 82.59 65.13
Fatal car crashes 86 33.22 51.71

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare enrollment 39 91.52 62.02
Primary-care physicians 88 43.78 57.60
Nurse practitioners and physicians' assistants 65 40.48 45.49
Number of nurses 89 27.71 38.33
Number of hospital beds 58 33.85 37.22
Long-term hospitals 53 18.81 22.49
Hospitals with geriatric services 88 16.19 37.70
Hospitals with rehabilitation services 75 29.73 43.27
Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 58 5.07 11.62
Hospitals with hospice services 82 8.18 31.78
Orthopedic surgeons 88 18.91 31.70
Dialysis centers 73 29.90 40.28
Medical and diagnostic centers 19 61.96 48.95
Physical therapists 92 32.86 56.09
Expenses per inpatient day 30 66.96 62.02
Joint Commission accreditation 44 88.10 83.71
Medical school affiliation 32 57.58 45.76
Magnet hospitals 71 5.71 14.40
ER wait times 36 44.46 40.01
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 62 65.85 70.79
Smoking rate 84 21.28 30.34
Diabetes rate 79 40.29 48.54
Alzheimer's cases 37 85.06 81.26
Caregivers 94 27.16 39.21
Life expectancy at 65 28 86.41 84.59
Depression 92 35.25 43.31
Physical activity 56 61.22 65.43
Fitness and recreational sports centers 60 43.12 46.08
Fast-food outlets 7 73.97 61.73
Falls with injury 82 31.63 38.43
Binge drinking 61 36.94 40.64
Air quality 6 92.33 67.44

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 30 51.60 47.44
Total bank deposits 42 5.64 7.24
Tax burden 40 73.35 68.14
Dependency ratio 82 78.76 84.57
Growth of small businesses 19 89.39 86.25
Older adults below poverty line 86 46.27 58.57
Capital gains 10 71.74 49.15
Income growth 57 82.51 84.11
Reverse mortgages 67 6.04 15.80
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 39 48.18 44.17
Median rental price 67 65.41 69.47
Households with older adults 10 68.86 55.52
Nursing beds 71 46.72 60.28
Cost of semi-private nursing room 56 58.33 64.62
Home health-care service providers 70 10.43 15.21
Continuing-care facilities 34 23.33 23.14
Cost of assisted living 19 91.43 80.63
Nursing-home rating 69 26.68 36.99
Older adults in family homes 69 81.97 84.60
Cost of adult day services 41 53.85 55.79

Employment Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 72.79
65+ unemployment rate 30.13
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 85.90
Output of service sector/manufacturing 22.62
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Walk score 44 51.26 50.90
Commute times 76 72.28 78.27
Commuters who walk to work 68 25.40 38.41
Number of passenger trips 65 3.87 9.79
Public transport fare 82 8.78 16.65
Investment in public/senior transportation 46 69.11 67.65
Grocery stores 74 27.41 33.58
Special needs transportation 89 12.58 29.60

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 8 62.43 47.47
Arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 89 19.74 30.60
Senior volunteer rates 88 41.86 53.28
Number of public libraries 95 20.12 44.65
Number of civic and religious organizations 86 37.88 60.15
Funding for older adults 88 70.63 75.84
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 43 90.75 38.00
College enrollment 76 50.66 58.16
Number of community colleges 92 7.72 20.92
Number of universities 24 47.84 38.93