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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY
#74
OVERALL RANKING

Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY


SCORE: 81.70

#66
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 83.57
 
#71
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 82.91
 
Percent of Population 65+:  11.92%
Population 65+:  17,932
Total Population:  150,460

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 23 82.18 75.28 9.17 %
Health Care 99 43.23 42.45 1.84 %
Wellness 190 77.81 81.88 -4.97 %
Financial 40 83.14 77.72 6.97 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
150 68.11 69.85 -2.49 %
Employment / Education 66 65.21 59.20 10.15 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
160 62.29 64.90 -4.02 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
196 46.67 54.20 -13.89 %
(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 106 54.68 52.43
Crime Rate 1 100.00 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 55 82.96 80.02
Unemployment Rate 147 37.73 41.03
Income Distribution 23 92.18 85.72
Weather 147 45.97 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 239 5.66 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 196 9.90 15.54
Number of hospital beds 122 31.17 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 60 68.97 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 252 .00 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 34 48.55 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 27 60.02 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 252 .00 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 38 50.00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 249 2.42 13.47
Number of psychologists 216 7.67 21.04
Number of nurses 145 21.19 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 210 21.04 35.67
ER Wait Times 240 12.93 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 78 93.21 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 163 46.84 50.43
Diabetes Rate 215 36.24 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 29 89.48 81.94
Number of Caregivers 8 87.57 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 220 75.87 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 151 35.13 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 72 68.73 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 218 58.84 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 215 11.09 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 153 52.47 55.90
Total bank deposits 163 1.10 1.72
Tax burden 32 86.72 72.59
Dependency Ratio 78 64.71 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 10 76.21 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 211 25.39 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 206 28.97 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 14 68.44 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 25 43.99 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 119 46.93 47.00
Median Rental Price 103 73.66 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 208 40.78 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 147 22.86 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 108 73.06 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 181 4.25 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 240 4.46 15.92
Cost of assisted living 21 83.33 70.12
Nursing-home rating 184 23.08 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 167 82.95 84.74
Cost of adult day services 139 57.35 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 168 51.52 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 8 57.53 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 220 64.64 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 167 4.54 9.69
College Enrollment 139 22.38 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 124 70.56 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 165 5.28 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 21 72.94 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 231 7.86 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 174 49.71 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 35 92.84 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 199 33.05 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 188 11.63 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 220 47.13 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 135 21.10 25.07
Number of YMCAs 8 50.53 12.40
Funding for Seniors 77 23.76 25.37