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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL
#200
OVERALL RANKING

Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL


SCORE: 76.01

#169
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 78.42
 
#205
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 76.67
 
Percent of Population 65+:  15.03%
Population 65+:  37,251
Total Population:  247,841

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 63 78.43 75.28 4.18 %
Health Care 217 31.17 42.45 -26.57 %
Wellness 199 77.19 81.88 -5.73 %
Financial 87 79.56 77.72 2.37 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
217 59.98 69.85 -14.13 %
Employment / Education 78 62.83 59.20 6.13 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
239 56.54 64.90 -12.88 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
204 45.74 54.20 -15.61 %
(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 211 39.85 52.43
Crime Rate 105 48.05 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 181 77.68 80.02
Unemployment Rate 60 47.57 41.03
Income Distribution 43 90.64 85.72
Weather 44 56.90 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 200 7.31 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 112 13.78 15.54
Number of hospital beds 191 21.69 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 120 83.33 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 93 60.59 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 76 43.24 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 123 13.97 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 136 16.67 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 109 12.37 13.47
Number of psychologists 239 4.63 21.04
Number of nurses 245 11.11 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 145 30.26 35.67
ER Wait Times 71 32.05 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 223 86.58 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 97 51.58 50.43
Diabetes Rate 116 45.42 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 237 71.36 81.94
Number of Caregivers 178 66.31 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 136 80.77 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 176 31.99 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 198 56.31 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 127 72.28 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 130 18.61 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 82 62.23 55.90
Total bank deposits 79 1.36 1.72
Tax burden 146 70.42 72.59
Dependency Ratio 68 65.61 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 249 65.00 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 146 32.90 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 9 74.25 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 205 59.69 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 151 12.54 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 223 30.95 47.00
Median Rental Price 233 52.94 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 175 45.62 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 231 11.83 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 158 61.30 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 198 3.62 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 219 6.45 15.92
Cost of assisted living 100 72.82 70.12
Nursing-home rating 38 51.28 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 59 88.64 84.74
Cost of adult day services 73 65.00 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 46 69.48 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 155 6.11 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 108 70.17 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 25 21.33 9.69
College Enrollment 135 22.94 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 202 64.53 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 237 1.53 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 241 54.16 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 198 10.23 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 132 53.81 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 204 78.29 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 93 41.68 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 96 17.41 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 227 46.07 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 148 19.37 25.07
Number of YMCAs 111 10.92 12.40
Funding for Seniors 244 22.34 25.37