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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Dothan, AL
#92
OVERALL RANKING

Dothan, AL


SCORE: 80.68

#127
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 80.08
 
#54
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 83.65
 
Percent of Population 65+:  16.27%
Population 65+:  24,008
Total Population:  147,552

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 75 77.49 75.28 2.94 %
Health Care 39 54.25 42.45 27.80 %
Wellness 250 72.11 81.88 -11.93 %
Financial 138 76.69 77.72 -1.33 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
6 86.53 69.85 23.88 %
Employment / Education 194 49.96 59.20 -15.61 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
107 64.83 64.90 -.11 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
194 46.80 54.20 -13.65 %
(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 50 63.59 52.43
Crime Rate 148 42.80 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 235 73.90 80.02
Unemployment Rate 96 42.18 41.03
Income Distribution 223 80.00 85.72
Weather 70 54.09 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 150 9.47 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 95 14.50 15.54
Number of hospital beds 29 54.35 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 120 83.33 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 33 80.23 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 252 .00 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 4 84.26 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 38 52.50 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 75 22.49 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 252 .00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 39 17.89 13.47
Number of psychologists 230 5.81 21.04
Number of nurses 71 27.51 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 195 23.58 35.67
ER Wait Times 231 15.10 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 231 84.54 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 231 41.32 50.43
Diabetes Rate 233 34.64 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 153 79.33 81.94
Number of Caregivers 12 87.01 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 225 75.56 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 242 17.91 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 192 56.57 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 152 69.55 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 190 13.05 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 63 65.02 55.90
Total bank deposits 55 1.50 1.72
Tax burden 7 95.81 72.59
Dependency Ratio 223 55.82 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 205 68.23 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 216 24.84 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 228 26.30 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 134 62.11 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 158 12.27 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 48 59.40 47.00
Median Rental Price 21 83.41 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 53 54.38 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 216 13.70 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 59 78.33 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 136 6.14 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 181 8.89 15.92
Cost of assisted living 9 86.45 70.12
Nursing-home rating 3 78.63 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 51 88.91 84.74
Cost of adult day services 1 100.00 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 180 50.08 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 75 12.06 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 173 67.50 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 87 8.72 9.69
College Enrollment 243 14.70 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 198 64.81 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 229 1.92 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 30 69.56 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 247 4.97 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 48 64.12 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 12 95.54 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 52 45.12 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 201 11.04 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 186 53.41 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 97 26.05 25.07
Number of YMCAs 252 .00 12.40
Funding for Seniors 119 23.56 25.37