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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Clarksville, TN-KY
#179
OVERALL RANKING

Clarksville, TN-KY


SCORE: 76.92

#152
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 79.16
 
#191
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 77.32
 
Percent of Population 65+:  9.35%
Population 65+:  25,731
Total Population:  275,081

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 112 75.39 75.28 0.15 %
Health Care 205 31.93 42.45 -24.78 %
Wellness 198 77.24 81.88 -5.67 %
Financial 66 81.32 77.72 4.63 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
123 70.34 69.85 0.70 %
Employment / Education 75 63.42 59.20 7.13 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
217 58.38 64.90 -10.05 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
252 37.57 54.20 -30.68 %
(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 80 59.00 52.43
Crime Rate 98 49.03 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 43 83.94 80.02
Unemployment Rate 171 34.78 41.03
Income Distribution 32 91.31 85.72
Weather 130 47.75 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 174 8.34 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 205 9.31 15.54
Number of hospital beds 110 32.85 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 120 83.33 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 58 70.03 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 172 25.08 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 110 16.74 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 136 16.67 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 206 7.60 13.47
Number of psychologists 164 15.16 21.04
Number of nurses 209 16.25 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 223 19.66 35.67
ER Wait Times 102 27.78 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 200 88.39 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 126 49.39 50.43
Diabetes Rate 195 38.02 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 87 84.49 81.94
Number of Caregivers 7 89.11 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 203 76.66 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 234 22.42 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 80 67.88 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 200 61.53 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 131 18.60 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 191 47.24 55.90
Total bank deposits 197 .92 1.72
Tax burden 19 92.54 72.59
Dependency Ratio 76 64.82 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 29 74.61 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 85 41.14 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 172 32.59 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 18 68.05 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 152 12.49 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 97 50.74 47.00
Median Rental Price 164 66.04 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 241 34.64 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 29 41.63 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 99 75.40 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 171 4.60 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 147 10.37 15.92
Cost of assisted living 89 73.91 70.12
Nursing-home rating 147 28.90 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 4 96.43 84.74
Cost of adult day services 100 62.40 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 98 60.94 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 29 24.51 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 36 73.92 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 147 5.14 9.69
College Enrollment 93 26.60 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 148 68.64 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 169 5.11 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 54 67.81 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 92 18.11 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 238 39.64 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 139 84.27 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 243 25.94 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 246 5.15 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 215 50.03 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 246 7.63 25.07
Number of YMCAs 44 19.00 12.40
Funding for Seniors 119 23.56 25.37