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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Jackson, TN
#78
OVERALL RANKING

Jackson, TN


SCORE: 81.38

#87
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 81.97
 
#77
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 82.55
 
Percent of Population 65+:  14.53%
Population 65+:  18,938
Total Population:  130,315

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 145 74.27 75.28 -1.34 %
Health Care 52 51.32 42.45 20.90 %
Wellness 207 76.69 81.88 -6.34 %
Financial 41 83.05 77.72 6.86 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
65 75.67 69.85 8.33 %
Employment / Education 154 54.41 59.20 -8.09 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
96 65.35 64.90 0.69 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
200 46.21 54.20 -14.74 %
(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 32 67.06 52.43
Crime Rate 213 33.58 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 104 80.50 80.02
Unemployment Rate 159 35.98 41.03
Income Distribution 140 84.84 85.72
Weather 119 49.61 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 214 6.77 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 28 21.10 15.54
Number of hospital beds 24 56.48 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 165 66.67 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 48 71.12 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 252 .00 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 106 25.22 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 199 20.89 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 54 27.06 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 80 33.33 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 13 26.43 13.47
Number of psychologists 168 14.92 21.04
Number of nurses 16 38.90 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 43 48.76 35.67
ER Wait Times 188 20.00 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 207 87.70 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 237 40.38 50.43
Diabetes Rate 231 34.80 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 124 81.46 81.94
Number of Caregivers 3 90.16 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 192 77.38 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 114 40.56 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 139 61.49 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 219 58.66 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 112 20.32 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 32 69.90 55.90
Total bank deposits 115 1.23 1.72
Tax burden 3 96.99 72.59
Dependency Ratio 112 62.13 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 64 72.97 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 245 18.87 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 152 34.87 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 66 64.71 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 55 27.44 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 41 61.10 47.00
Median Rental Price 100 73.77 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 75 52.51 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 99 27.58 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 69 77.90 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 93 8.52 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 97 15.50 15.92
Cost of assisted living 160 66.39 70.12
Nursing-home rating 116 33.05 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 170 82.83 84.74
Cost of adult day services 65 68.42 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 138 55.49 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 250 2.34 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 39 73.73 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 198 3.53 9.69
College Enrollment 80 27.85 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 106 72.60 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 135 6.86 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 105 64.37 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 230 7.95 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 71 60.16 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 38 92.31 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 119 40.30 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 162 13.24 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 198 51.98 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 219 12.49 25.07
Number of YMCAs 34 21.10 12.40
Funding for Seniors 151 23.42 25.37