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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Greenville, NC
#52
OVERALL RANKING

Greenville, NC


SCORE: 83.64

#59
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 84.07
 
#48
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 84.39
 
Percent of Population 65+:  10.46%
Population 65+:  18,093
Total Population:  172,971

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 136 74.54 75.28 -.98 %
Health Care 15 61.42 42.45 44.69 %
Wellness 213 76.05 81.88 -7.12 %
Financial 142 76.51 77.72 -1.56 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
50 77.32 69.85 10.69 %
Employment / Education 61 66.02 59.20 11.52 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
60 68.80 64.90 6.01 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
168 49.02 54.20 -9.56 %
(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 104 54.79 52.43
Crime Rate 177 38.49 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 75 82.00 80.02
Unemployment Rate 199 31.78 41.03
Income Distribution 134 85.39 85.72
Weather 88 53.57 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 160 8.99 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 9 47.00 15.54
Number of hospital beds 15 60.20 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 213 50.00 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 119 22.75 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 216 18.69 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 4 50.00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 30 20.37 13.47
Number of psychologists 63 27.01 21.04
Number of nurses 6 54.46 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 22 56.33 35.67
ER Wait Times 166 22.06 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 180 89.30 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 229 41.53 50.43
Diabetes Rate 128 44.37 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 37 87.65 81.94
Number of Caregivers 196 63.48 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 131 81.10 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 147 35.65 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 239 49.85 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 142 70.51 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 147 16.84 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 163 51.26 55.90
Total bank deposits 214 .85 1.72
Tax burden 121 74.26 72.59
Dependency Ratio 26 76.33 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 57 73.41 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 233 21.21 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 173 32.02 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 36 66.57 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 88 19.91 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 92 51.28 47.00
Median Rental Price 83 75.25 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 239 36.13 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 64 33.71 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 120 70.15 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 14 24.70 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 59 20.65 15.92
Cost of assisted living 172 63.17 70.12
Nursing-home rating 57 44.44 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 29 91.12 84.74
Cost of adult day services 32 75.00 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 74 64.07 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 238 3.52 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 237 62.51 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 208 3.11 9.69
College Enrollment 20 58.77 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 56 78.24 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 159 5.48 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 194 59.07 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 138 14.25 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 72 59.91 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 2 99.35 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 232 29.01 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 107 16.39 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 78 66.41 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 144 19.82 25.07
Number of YMCAs 252 .00 12.40
Funding for Seniors 221 23.09 25.37