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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS
#167
OVERALL RANKING

Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS


SCORE: 77.64

#155
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 79.08
 
#159
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 78.64
 
Percent of Population 65+:  13.29%
Population 65+:  50,385
Total Population:  379,007

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 99 75.77 75.28 0.65 %
Health Care 124 40.94 42.45 -3.56 %
Wellness 225 75.79 81.88 -7.44 %
Financial 139 76.67 77.72 -1.35 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
164 67.08 69.85 -3.97 %
Employment / Education 92 61.08 59.20 3.18 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
170 61.89 64.90 -4.64 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
169 48.83 54.20 -9.91 %
(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 81 58.97 52.43
Crime Rate 197 35.43 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 149 79.00 80.02
Unemployment Rate 178 34.33 41.03
Income Distribution 122 85.94 85.72
Weather 57 55.47 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 188 7.80 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 131 12.98 15.54
Number of hospital beds 36 50.97 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 5 94.00 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 252 .00 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 252 .00 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 148 30.02 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 141 9.78 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 77 37.50 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 151 10.41 13.47
Number of psychologists 234 5.38 21.04
Number of nurses 208 16.29 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 185 24.74 35.67
ER Wait Times 89 29.30 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 217 87.04 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 203 43.70 50.43
Diabetes Rate 234 34.63 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 204 77.29 81.94
Number of Caregivers 1 100.00 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 229 75.39 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 230 23.24 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 106 65.62 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 134 71.46 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 188 13.13 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 112 57.04 55.90
Total bank deposits 185 .99 1.72
Tax burden 1 100.00 72.59
Dependency Ratio 102 62.86 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 53 73.52 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 222 23.38 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 240 21.35 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 247 55.14 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 161 12.10 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 67 55.65 47.00
Median Rental Price 178 63.86 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 172 45.81 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 200 15.37 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 115 72.68 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 166 4.97 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 252 2.12 15.92
Cost of assisted living 49 77.77 70.12
Nursing-home rating 168 26.04 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 63 88.39 84.74
Cost of adult day services 133 59.09 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 158 53.27 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 20 30.81 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 116 69.97 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 52 11.86 9.69
College Enrollment 134 22.96 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 155 68.02 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 192 3.99 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 8 77.40 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 51 24.97 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 127 54.21 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 240 72.71 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 158 36.87 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 196 11.29 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 100 62.98 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 110 24.77 25.07
Number of YMCAs 197 3.79 12.40
Funding for Seniors 75 23.77 25.37