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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Charlottesville, VA
#22
OVERALL RANKING

Charlottesville, VA


SCORE: 87.24

#18
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 89.39
 
#18
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 87.46
 
Percent of Population 65+:  14.70%
Population 65+:  32,728
Total Population:  222,696

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 20 82.67 75.28 9.82 %
Health Care 12 62.59 42.45 47.44 %
Wellness 119 81.70 81.88 -.22 %
Financial 117 77.82 77.72 0.13 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
221 58.99 69.85 -15.55 %
Employment / Education 14 81.72 59.20 38.04 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
22 72.94 64.90 12.39 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
109 53.16 54.20 -1.92 %
(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 223 36.72 52.43
Crime Rate 20 70.42 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 67 82.34 80.02
Unemployment Rate 21 58.55 41.03
Income Distribution 203 81.10 85.72
Weather 82 53.91 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 141 9.72 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 6 58.51 15.54
Number of hospital beds 117 31.95 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 86 62.31 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 252 .00 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 169 14.67 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 109 36.48 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 28 26.76 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 115 15.74 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 1 100.00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 11 33.33 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 8 38.09 13.47
Number of psychologists 141 17.36 21.04
Number of nurses 21 35.47 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 17 61.07 35.67
ER Wait Times 109 27.27 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 210 87.50 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 116 49.88 50.43
Diabetes Rate 145 42.71 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 146 79.72 81.94
Number of Caregivers 69 77.58 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 37 86.46 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 88 45.49 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 44 73.56 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 185 65.06 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 202 11.81 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 52 66.26 55.90
Total bank deposits 91 1.32 1.72
Tax burden 192 60.54 72.59
Dependency Ratio 42 70.04 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 138 70.23 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 8 68.06 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 107 40.10 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 80 64.01 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 228 5.58 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 238 26.32 47.00
Median Rental Price 240 50.53 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 110 49.91 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 155 21.66 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 134 67.79 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 159 5.23 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 98 15.49 15.92
Cost of assisted living 200 61.73 70.12
Nursing-home rating 147 28.90 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 31 90.87 84.74
Cost of adult day services 73 65.00 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 43 70.89 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 10 46.51 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 75 71.77 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 45 12.72 9.69
College Enrollment 29 45.20 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 226 61.63 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 43 16.92 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 205 58.72 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 33 27.42 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 35 66.36 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 10 95.73 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 105 40.76 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 102 16.80 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 70 67.98 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 158 18.17 25.07
Number of YMCAs 171 6.14 12.40
Funding for Seniors 145 23.44 25.37