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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Jacksonville, NC
#220
OVERALL RANKING

Jacksonville, NC


SCORE: 74.98

#198
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 77.06
 
#190
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 77.39
 
Percent of Population 65+:  7.85%
Population 65+:  14,450
Total Population:  184,001

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 40 80.25 75.28 6.60 %
Health Care 235 28.64 42.45 -32.53 %
Wellness 184 78.08 81.88 -4.64 %
Financial 150 76.20 77.72 -1.96 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
210 60.95 69.85 -12.74 %
Employment / Education 141 55.84 59.20 -5.68 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
143 62.81 64.90 -3.22 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
222 44.42 54.20 -18.04 %
(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 76 59.62 52.43
Crime Rate 126 46.18 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 15 86.44 80.02
Unemployment Rate 181 33.99 41.03
Income Distribution 3 96.65 85.72
Weather 50 56.05 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 146 9.56 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 174 10.63 15.54
Number of hospital beds 168 25.92 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 252 .00 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 252 .00 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 200 20.86 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 231 5.07 13.47
Number of psychologists 112 20.29 21.04
Number of nurses 228 14.23 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 198 23.07 35.67
ER Wait Times 172 21.43 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 170 89.76 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 51 55.04 50.43
Diabetes Rate 144 42.76 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 37 87.65 81.94
Number of Caregivers 196 63.48 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 142 80.63 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 222 23.94 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 150 60.31 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 141 70.56 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 145 17.00 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 246 27.72 55.90
Total bank deposits 251 .46 1.72
Tax burden 121 74.26 72.59
Dependency Ratio 24 77.11 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 45 73.76 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 132 35.10 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 173 32.02 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 5 73.77 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 172 10.85 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 149 43.40 47.00
Median Rental Price 225 54.65 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 250 28.86 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 225 12.66 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 120 70.15 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 194 3.89 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 178 9.23 15.92
Cost of assisted living 172 63.17 70.12
Nursing-home rating 217 10.26 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 93 86.28 84.74
Cost of adult day services 32 75.00 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 210 45.67 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 41 18.40 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 178 67.27 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 27 19.90 9.69
College Enrollment 104 25.42 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 215 62.40 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 140 6.39 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 194 59.07 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 16 33.65 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 207 46.03 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 129 85.17 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 250 21.78 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 181 12.34 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 78 66.41 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 216 12.77 25.07
Number of YMCAs 252 .00 12.40
Funding for Seniors 221 23.09 25.37