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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Fayetteville, NC
#216
OVERALL RANKING

Fayetteville, NC


SCORE: 75.12

#213
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 76.49
 
#197
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 77.01
 
Percent of Population 65+:  9.78%
Population 65+:  36,512
Total Population:  373,506

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 128 74.94 75.28 -.45 %
Health Care 159 36.62 42.45 -13.73 %
Wellness 249 72.49 81.88 -11.47 %
Financial 194 73.38 77.72 -5.58 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
156 67.53 69.85 -3.32 %
Employment / Education 116 57.68 59.20 -2.57 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
118 64.29 64.90 -.94 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
167 49.05 54.20 -9.50 %
(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 46 64.33 52.43
Crime Rate 249 25.59 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 51 83.25 80.02
Unemployment Rate 220 29.18 41.03
Income Distribution 22 92.23 85.72
Weather 59 55.14 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 235 5.91 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 75 15.51 15.54
Number of hospital beds 108 33.33 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 143 75.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 72 64.55 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 252 .00 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 183 10.97 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 248 9.00 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 134 11.98 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 38 50.00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 142 10.91 13.47
Number of psychologists 120 19.55 21.04
Number of nurses 79 26.74 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 192 23.93 35.67
ER Wait Times 74 31.25 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 175 89.52 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 179 45.06 50.43
Diabetes Rate 242 33.00 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 37 87.65 81.94
Number of Caregivers 196 63.48 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 215 76.04 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 237 21.23 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 140 61.45 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 187 64.65 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 212 11.24 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 237 36.25 55.90
Total bank deposits 241 .62 1.72
Tax burden 121 74.26 72.59
Dependency Ratio 72 65.27 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 76 72.56 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 180 27.97 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 173 32.02 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 29 67.34 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 146 13.02 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 107 48.99 47.00
Median Rental Price 192 61.67 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 240 35.94 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 110 26.72 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 120 70.15 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 59 11.49 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 113 13.89 15.92
Cost of assisted living 172 63.17 70.12
Nursing-home rating 202 18.80 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 133 84.46 84.74
Cost of adult day services 32 75.00 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 115 59.07 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 64 13.87 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 247 60.97 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 124 5.99 9.69
College Enrollment 66 30.91 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 152 68.33 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 138 6.49 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 194 59.07 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 76 20.16 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 102 56.69 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 110 86.47 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 238 27.11 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 93 17.93 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 78 66.41 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 222 12.30 25.07
Number of YMCAs 135 9.09 12.40
Funding for Seniors 221 23.09 25.37