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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO
#116
OVERALL RANKING

Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO


SCORE: 79.82

#91
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 81.66
 
#123
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 80.15
 
Percent of Population 65+:  11.70%
Population 65+:  56,460
Total Population:  482,727

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 52 79.00 75.28 4.94 %
Health Care 200 32.33 42.45 -23.84 %
Wellness 63 84.97 81.88 3.77 %
Financial 113 77.96 77.72 0.31 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
88 74.15 69.85 6.16 %
Employment / Education 53 67.24 59.20 13.58 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
194 60.01 64.90 -7.53 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
192 46.88 54.20 -13.51 %
(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 96 56.45 52.43
Crime Rate 87 51.42 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 61 82.66 80.02
Unemployment Rate 33 53.28 41.03
Income Distribution 194 81.94 85.72
Weather 122 48.12 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 105 11.21 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 155 11.55 15.54
Number of hospital beds 178 24.81 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 165 66.67 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 82 63.55 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 252 .00 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 84 30.58 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 141 31.50 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 149 8.28 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 252 .00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 166 9.52 13.47
Number of psychologists 166 15.11 21.04
Number of nurses 210 16.21 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 161 28.55 35.67
ER Wait Times 175 21.31 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 194 88.78 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 59 54.29 50.43
Diabetes Rate 82 49.24 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 145 79.83 81.94
Number of Caregivers 76 75.96 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 69 84.04 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 86 45.62 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 105 65.80 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 90 82.70 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 113 20.29 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 173 49.94 55.90
Total bank deposits 62 1.45 1.72
Tax burden 100 79.22 72.59
Dependency Ratio 141 60.52 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 77 72.54 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 139 34.19 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 151 35.27 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 47 65.82 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 75 22.34 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 85 52.49 47.00
Median Rental Price 97 74.18 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 208 40.78 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 70 32.47 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 31 95.27 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 196 3.70 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 188 8.51 15.92
Cost of assisted living 18 85.90 70.12
Nursing-home rating 154 27.35 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 82 86.83 84.74
Cost of adult day services 163 53.42 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 38 71.80 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 62 13.89 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 6 81.70 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 114 6.42 9.69
College Enrollment 95 26.43 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 118 71.56 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 143 6.27 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 67 65.12 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 118 15.49 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 233 41.07 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 74 88.99 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 206 32.44 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 177 12.46 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 120 62.04 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 149 19.00 25.07
Number of YMCAs 209 3.18 12.40
Funding for Seniors 117 23.63 25.37