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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC
#61
OVERALL RANKING

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC


SCORE: 71.52

#59
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 71.60
 
#68
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 70.16
 
Percent of Population 65+:  12.27%
Population 65+:  208,321
Total Population:  1,698,410

Indicator Rank Score Average
AvgScore
Percent
+/-
% +/-
General Livability 30 89.52 87.83 1.92 %
Health Care 36 65.06 62.09 4.78 %
Wellness 53 70.39 72.07 -2.33 %
Financial Security 98 80.42 88.25 -8.87 %
Education 5 75.20 61.67 21.94 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
53 44.05 46.42 -5.11 %
Employment 43 64.19 63.96 0.36 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
75 64.09 69.42 -7.68 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
46 74.43 73.23 1.64 %
(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 39 50.23 46.41
Crime rate 43 51.52 52.77
Internet access 40 85.74 83.51
Employment growth 92 81.98 86.82
Unemployment rate 39 64.29 64.06
Income distribution 4 93.02 86.33
Weather 39 66.63 65.13
Fatal car crashes 37 54.92 51.71

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare enrollment 37 91.64 62.02
Primary-care physicians 47 58.00 57.60
Nurse practitioners and physicians' assistants 50 45.33 45.49
Number of nurses 60 34.53 38.33
Number of hospital beds 42 38.55 37.22
Long-term hospitals 58 14.65 22.49
Hospitals with geriatric services 78 23.63 37.70
Hospitals with rehabilitation services 30 49.59 43.27
Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 39 11.85 11.62
Hospitals with hospice services 3 95.47 31.78
Orthopedic surgeons 82 23.04 31.70
Dialysis centers 24 51.06 40.28
Medical and diagnostic centers 85 34.08 48.95
Physical therapists 70 47.16 56.09
Expenses per inpatient day 18 71.93 62.02
Joint Commission accreditation 70 80.00 83.71
Medical school affiliation 11 76.36 45.76
Magnet hospitals 29 19.20 14.40
ER wait times 76 28.75 40.01
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 76 62.63 70.79
Smoking rate 57 24.67 30.34
Diabetes rate 61 44.81 48.54
Alzheimer's cases 69 78.39 81.26
Caregivers 46 38.07 39.21
Life expectancy at 65 68 81.76 84.59
Depression 40 44.18 43.31
Physical activity 54 61.76 65.43
Fitness and recreational sports centers 28 52.98 46.08
Fast-food outlets 92 52.40 61.73
Falls with injury 15 44.73 38.43
Binge drinking 24 44.72 40.64
Air quality 18 76.43 67.44

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 79 40.27 47.44
Total bank deposits 91 3.09 7.24
Tax burden 69 59.58 68.14
Dependency ratio 11 92.53 84.57
Growth of small businesses 92 81.80 86.25
Older adults below poverty line 52 57.22 58.57
Capital gains 68 35.53 49.15
Income growth 88 80.13 84.11
Reverse mortgages 47 11.66 15.80
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 42 45.49 44.17
Median rental price 83 59.11 69.47
Households with older adults 61 52.41 55.52
Nursing beds 66 50.99 60.28
Cost of semi-private nursing room 48 63.44 64.62
Home health-care service providers 44 14.27 15.21
Continuing-care facilities 60 17.82 23.14
Cost of assisted living 78 73.60 80.63
Nursing-home rating 78 23.25 36.99
Older adults in family homes 35 86.48 84.60
Cost of adult day services 40 54.09 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 68 40.97 50.90
Commute times 45 80.08 78.27
Commuters who walk to work 23 50.76 38.41
Number of passenger trips 53 5.03 9.79
Public transport fare 44 12.12 16.65
Investment in public/senior transportation 34 71.83 67.65
Grocery stores 53 31.76 33.58
Special needs transportation 48 26.57 29.60

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 63 43.51 47.47
Arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 47 30.40 30.60
Senior volunteer rates 17 58.98 53.28
Number of public libraries 52 41.43 44.65
Number of civic and religious organizations 21 79.83 60.15
Funding for older adults 51 73.57 75.84
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 40 91.08 38.00
College enrollment 5 72.06 58.16
Number of community colleges 22 26.22 20.92
Number of universities 6 68.21 38.93