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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL
#160
OVERALL RANKING

Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville, AL


SCORE: 78.06

#185
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 77.94
 
#120
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 80.47
 
Percent of Population 65+:  15.16%
Population 65+:  17,773
Total Population:  117,253

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 129 74.89 75.28 -.52 %
Health Care 90 44.95 42.45 5.89 %
Wellness 245 73.55 81.88 -10.17 %
Financial 99 78.77 77.72 1.35 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
19 82.43 69.85 18.01 %
Employment / Education 234 46.65 59.20 -21.20 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
176 61.75 64.90 -4.85 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
206 45.58 54.20 -15.90 %
(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 60 61.19 52.43
Crime Rate 241 29.47 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 242 73.04 80.02
Unemployment Rate 132 39.12 41.03
Income Distribution 159 84.00 85.72
Weather 74 54.06 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 42 16.00 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 184 10.29 15.54
Number of hospital beds 94 35.80 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 33 80.23 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 252 .00 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 5 82.32 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 68 45.51 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 252 .00 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 252 .00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 135 10.96 13.47
Number of psychologists 233 5.41 21.04
Number of nurses 180 18.54 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 243 14.55 35.67
ER Wait Times 164 22.28 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 1 100.00 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 226 42.11 50.43
Diabetes Rate 247 31.26 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 153 79.33 81.94
Number of Caregivers 12 87.01 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 250 71.03 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 192 30.05 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 202 55.33 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 223 57.95 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 169 14.68 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 40 67.84 55.90
Total bank deposits 157 1.11 1.72
Tax burden 7 95.81 72.59
Dependency Ratio 106 62.65 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 221 67.80 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 218 24.74 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 228 26.30 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 240 57.59 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 65 25.11 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 35 62.25 47.00
Median Rental Price 25 82.75 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 84 51.40 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 143 23.12 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 59 78.33 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 36 15.52 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 239 4.50 15.92
Cost of assisted living 9 86.45 70.12
Nursing-home rating 217 10.26 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 56 88.73 84.74
Cost of adult day services 1 100.00 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 221 43.27 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 227 3.84 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 194 66.52 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 175 4.30 9.69
College Enrollment 114 24.51 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 155 68.02 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 212 3.09 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 30 69.56 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 233 7.73 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 40 65.32 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 212 77.76 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 87 42.04 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 238 6.54 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 186 53.41 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 89 27.17 25.07
Number of YMCAs 99 11.49 12.40
Funding for Seniors 119 23.56 25.37