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Best Cities for Successful Aging | The Villages, FL
#249
OVERALL RANKING

The Villages, FL


SCORE: 62.24

#232
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 63.10
 
#265
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 61.00
 
Percent of Population 65+:  53.05%
Population 65+:  60,480
Total Population:  114,000

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 3 96.20 81.58 17.92 %
Health Care 280 27.50 50.15 -45.16 %
Wellness 111 69.04 68.45 0.86 %
Financial 106 83.24 81.09 2.65 %
EducationEducation 196 55.18 71.18 -6.85 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
211 64.56 71.18 -9.30 %
Employment 73 56.45 51.56 9.48 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
281 29.56 57.14 -48.27 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
236 44.44 51.89 -14.36 %
(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 236 36.02 49.09
Crime Rate 1 100.00 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 5 94.80 80.67
Unemployment Rate 258 31.93 46.80
Income Distribution 110 84.44 84.25
Weather 11 81.93 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 241 17.00 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 281 4.74 33.5
Number of hospital beds 277 8.07 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 233 50.00 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 264 7.61 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 281 0.00 13.35
Number of nurses 281 1.13 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 281 0.31 2.35
ER Wait Times 208 16.75 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 226 40.55 46.33
Smoking rate 51 16.65 13.69
Diabetes rate 281 22.21 41.83
Binge drinking 80 21.89 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 184 72.49 74.78
Caregivers 281 12.40 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 2 94.39 76.89
Depression 172 46.04 49.3
Physical activity 66 43.72 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 265 19.61 42.27
Fast-food outlets 1 100.00 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 264 6.27 17.69
Air quality 34 74.32 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 267 32.72 53.83
Total bank deposits 58 1.15 1.37
Tax burden 141 73.35 70.55
Dependency ratio 281 24.85 61.29
Small business growth 12 89.91 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 17 46.25 29.07
Capital gains 13 50.65 31.31
Income growth 2 86.93 60.52
Reverse mortgages 276 2.02 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 225 34.60 46.02
Median rental price 96 75.38 70.18
Households with older adults 1 100.00 39.04
Nursing beds 281 5.32 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 163 58.33 70.35
Home health-care service providers 276 0.55 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 280 2.16 14.8
Cost of assisted living 60 80.16 71.61
Nursing-home rating 229 0.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 2 97.18 82.84
Cost of adult day services 104 53.85 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 260 38.86 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 254 11.76 31.34
Employment growth 1 100.00 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 42 14.73 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 256 59.30 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 251 0.54 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 44 43.82 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 212 10.29 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 281 11.39 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 281 8.64 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 1 100.00 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 281 1.69 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 226 44.07 63.01
Number of public libraries 262 9.68 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 280 11.84 12.40
Funding for older adults 258 26.83 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 14 95.85 85.93
College enrollment 281 5.33 26.46