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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Albany, GA
#141
OVERALL RANKING

Albany, GA


SCORE: 78.85

#148
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 79.23
 
#99
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 81.60
 
Percent of Population 65+:  12.73%
Population 65+:  20,013
Total Population:  157,179

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 90 76.21 75.28 1.24 %
Health Care 68 48.26 42.45 13.69 %
Wellness 226 75.76 81.88 -7.47 %
Financial 168 75.00 77.72 -3.50 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
90 74.04 69.85 6.00 %
Employment / Education 176 51.74 59.20 -12.60 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
55 69.27 64.90 6.73 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
201 46.08 54.20 -14.98 %
(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 47 64.32 52.43
Crime Rate 245 28.64 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 194 77.10 80.02
Unemployment Rate 207 30.90 41.03
Income Distribution 250 72.17 85.72
Weather 22 59.69 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 36 17.15 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 128 13.09 15.54
Number of hospital beds 95 35.62 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 20 81.01 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 252 .00 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 49 44.82 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 33 55.50 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 13 48.37 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 80 33.33 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 94 13.40 13.47
Number of psychologists 238 4.87 21.04
Number of nurses 129 22.32 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 203 21.93 35.67
ER Wait Times 125 25.86 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 157 90.32 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 232 41.24 50.43
Diabetes Rate 238 34.12 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 69 85.48 81.94
Number of Caregivers 35 79.38 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 99 82.48 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 213 25.22 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 127 62.49 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 163 68.75 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 195 12.20 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 107 57.56 55.90
Total bank deposits 170 1.07 1.72
Tax burden 74 81.48 72.59
Dependency Ratio 138 60.62 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 178 69.13 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 226 22.71 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 183 31.81 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 108 63.07 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 110 17.95 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 30 63.37 47.00
Median Rental Price 90 74.61 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 164 46.37 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 106 27.17 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 69 77.90 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 63 11.39 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 122 13.33 15.92
Cost of assisted living 55 76.54 70.12
Nursing-home rating 217 10.26 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 72 87.70 84.74
Cost of adult day services 112 60.94 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 219 43.92 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 93 9.93 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 174 67.40 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 95 8.02 9.69
College Enrollment 69 30.34 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 99 72.95 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 87 10.23 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 139 62.46 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 157 13.18 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 7 80.26 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 220 76.76 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 178 35.31 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 217 9.65 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 204 50.19 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 29 41.71 25.07
Number of YMCAs 127 9.35 12.40
Funding for Seniors 157 23.38 25.37