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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Cleveland, TN
#222
OVERALL RANKING

Cleveland, TN


SCORE: 74.79

#227
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 75.37
 
#194
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 77.21
 
Percent of Population 65+:  15.39%
Population 65+:  18,120
Total Population:  117,711

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 149 74.09 75.28 -1.58 %
Health Care 215 31.27 42.45 -26.34 %
Wellness 194 77.41 81.88 -5.46 %
Financial 83 80.12 77.72 3.09 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
63 75.81 69.85 8.53 %
Employment / Education 249 41.51 59.20 -29.88 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
188 60.30 64.90 -7.09 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
232 42.91 54.20 -20.83 %
(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 153 48.31 52.43
Crime Rate 155 41.97 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 28 85.30 80.02
Unemployment Rate 137 38.41 41.03
Income Distribution 115 86.21 85.72
Weather 110 50.11 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 248 4.94 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 241 7.45 15.54
Number of hospital beds 214 18.65 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 48 71.12 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 252 .00 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 99 27.13 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 192 22.50 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 47 29.03 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 252 .00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 251 1.35 13.47
Number of psychologists 200 11.76 21.04
Number of nurses 230 13.75 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 188 24.32 35.67
ER Wait Times 120 26.32 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 113 91.97 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 153 47.50 50.43
Diabetes Rate 230 34.84 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 124 81.46 81.94
Number of Caregivers 3 90.16 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 195 77.19 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 233 22.45 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 78 68.30 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 149 69.89 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 172 14.49 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 50 66.55 55.90
Total bank deposits 172 1.06 1.72
Tax burden 3 96.99 72.59
Dependency Ratio 138 60.62 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 200 68.38 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 172 29.80 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 152 34.87 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 57 65.12 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 182 10.12 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 108 48.76 47.00
Median Rental Price 74 76.80 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 84 51.40 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 15 49.41 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 69 77.90 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 133 6.37 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 182 8.84 15.92
Cost of assisted living 160 66.39 70.12
Nursing-home rating 94 35.90 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 21 92.11 84.74
Cost of adult day services 65 68.42 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 250 31.63 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 248 2.78 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 110 70.13 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 217 2.66 9.69
College Enrollment 128 23.61 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 167 66.81 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 245 1.10 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 105 64.37 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 207 9.30 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 136 53.58 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 75 88.61 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 79 42.69 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 244 5.17 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 198 51.98 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 176 16.78 25.07
Number of YMCAs 103 11.37 12.40
Funding for Seniors 151 23.42 25.37