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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Brunswick, GA
#183
OVERALL RANKING

Brunswick, GA


SCORE: 76.80

#170
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 78.41
 
#183
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 77.79
 
Percent of Population 65+:  16.31%
Population 65+:  18,487
Total Population:  113,355

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 180 72.13 75.28 -4.18 %
Health Care 175 35.29 42.45 -16.87 %
Wellness 157 79.33 81.88 -3.11 %
Financial 223 71.92 77.72 -7.46 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
128 70.05 69.85 0.29 %
Employment / Education 76 63.25 59.20 6.84 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
42 69.99 64.90 7.84 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
157 49.63 54.20 -8.43 %
(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 158 47.94 52.43
Crime Rate 220 32.66 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 240 73.32 80.02
Unemployment Rate 216 29.61 41.03
Income Distribution 219 80.15 85.72
Weather 30 58.37 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 246 5.38 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 158 11.47 15.54
Number of hospital beds 48 49.09 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 252 .00 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 187 22.75 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 193 8.21 13.47
Number of psychologists 228 6.47 21.04
Number of nurses 197 17.26 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 219 20.10 35.67
ER Wait Times 236 13.89 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 243 79.97 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 129 49.31 50.43
Diabetes Rate 135 43.82 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 69 85.48 81.94
Number of Caregivers 35 79.38 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 168 79.31 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 102 42.74 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 217 54.08 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 176 67.60 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 70 26.66 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 72 63.75 55.90
Total bank deposits 83 1.35 1.72
Tax burden 74 81.48 72.59
Dependency Ratio 214 56.58 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 236 66.84 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 206 25.85 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 183 31.81 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 231 58.37 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 237 4.61 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 121 46.52 47.00
Median Rental Price 152 68.37 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 38 56.05 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 235 11.31 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 69 77.90 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 157 5.27 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 242 4.33 15.92
Cost of assisted living 55 76.54 70.12
Nursing-home rating 57 44.44 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 14 94.07 84.74
Cost of adult day services 112 60.94 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 10 81.13 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 55 14.84 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 251 56.61 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 89 8.48 9.69
College Enrollment 189 19.69 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 171 66.52 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 95 9.59 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 139 62.46 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 205 9.72 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 6 82.67 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 141 83.91 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 49 45.23 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 207 10.44 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 204 50.19 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 40 37.25 25.07
Number of YMCAs 31 22.99 12.40
Funding for Seniors 157 23.38 25.37