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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Goldsboro, NC
#215
OVERALL RANKING

Goldsboro, NC


SCORE: 75.17

#222
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 75.74
 
#202
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 76.74
 
Percent of Population 65+:  13.65%
Population 65+:  16,974
Total Population:  124,318

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 169 72.89 75.28 -3.17 %
Health Care 183 34.70 42.45 -18.26 %
Wellness 201 77.14 81.88 -5.79 %
Financial 212 72.40 77.72 -6.85 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
66 75.57 69.85 8.19 %
Employment / Education 167 52.84 59.20 -10.74 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
178 61.50 64.90 -5.24 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
133 51.12 54.20 -5.68 %
(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 117 53.31 52.43
Crime Rate 205 34.29 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 168 78.49 80.02
Unemployment Rate 191 33.11 41.03
Income Distribution 177 83.09 85.72
Weather 88 53.57 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 226 6.46 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 217 8.93 15.54
Number of hospital beds 77 39.70 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 72 64.55 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 8 58.85 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 252 .00 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 191 22.58 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 252 .00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 165 9.53 13.47
Number of psychologists 153 16.16 21.04
Number of nurses 214 16.12 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 242 14.89 35.67
ER Wait Times 240 12.93 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 193 88.79 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 213 42.82 50.43
Diabetes Rate 228 34.96 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 37 87.65 81.94
Number of Caregivers 196 63.48 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 212 76.37 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 125 38.97 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 19 80.88 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 189 64.38 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 194 12.30 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 219 41.52 55.90
Total bank deposits 202 .90 1.72
Tax burden 121 74.26 72.59
Dependency Ratio 120 61.72 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 159 69.57 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 223 23.03 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 173 32.02 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 99 63.30 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 85 20.28 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 78 53.05 47.00
Median Rental Price 48 79.85 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 172 45.81 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 157 21.56 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 120 70.15 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 70 10.30 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 60 20.44 15.92
Cost of assisted living 172 63.17 70.12
Nursing-home rating 94 35.90 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 113 85.17 84.74
Cost of adult day services 32 75.00 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 174 50.86 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 103 9.10 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 33 74.08 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 231 2.29 9.69
College Enrollment 125 23.74 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 171 66.52 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 174 4.85 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 194 59.07 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 197 10.27 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 95 57.26 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 107 86.67 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 150 37.86 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 118 15.65 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 78 66.41 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 207 13.54 25.07
Number of YMCAs 102 11.40 12.40
Funding for Seniors 221 23.09 25.37