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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Jefferson City, MO
#58
OVERALL RANKING

Jefferson City, MO


SCORE: 82.98

#72
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 83.01
 
#58
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 83.53
 
Percent of Population 65+:  13.51%
Population 65+:  20,318
Total Population:  150,349

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 86 76.61 75.28 1.77 %
Health Care 51 51.33 42.45 20.92 %
Wellness 90 83.56 81.88 2.05 %
Financial 71 80.96 77.72 4.17 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
32 79.74 69.85 14.16 %
Employment / Education 140 55.88 59.20 -5.61 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
199 59.68 64.90 -8.04 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
123 51.76 54.20 -4.50 %
(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 108 54.60 52.43
Crime Rate 66 55.87 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 169 78.48 80.02
Unemployment Rate 35 52.55 41.03
Income Distribution 26 91.74 85.72
Weather 164 43.13 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 112 10.94 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 228 8.07 15.54
Number of hospital beds 51 48.11 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 145 54.85 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 14 48.90 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 46 45.39 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 101 37.53 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 18 75.00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 175 9.05 13.47
Number of psychologists 90 22.39 21.04
Number of nurses 113 23.49 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 94 38.36 35.67
ER Wait Times 51 35.71 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 152 90.41 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 178 45.12 50.43
Diabetes Rate 146 42.68 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 179 78.32 81.94
Number of Caregivers 116 73.29 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 117 81.77 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 111 41.01 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 47 72.54 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 55 89.24 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 82 24.57 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 90 60.99 55.90
Total bank deposits 13 2.03 1.72
Tax burden 101 78.89 72.59
Dependency Ratio 93 63.28 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 122 70.77 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 123 36.06 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 147 35.98 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 204 59.73 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 26 40.81 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 99 49.99 47.00
Median Rental Price 5 89.40 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 143 47.86 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 22 44.73 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 32 94.00 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 230 2.13 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 71 18.39 15.92
Cost of assisted living 74 75.29 70.12
Nursing-home rating 152 28.36 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 209 79.66 84.74
Cost of adult day services 129 60.00 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 140 55.30 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 32 20.78 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 224 64.50 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 115 6.41 9.69
College Enrollment 154 21.42 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 61 77.44 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 203 3.59 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 150 62.45 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 215 8.76 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 218 44.35 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 63 89.60 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 153 37.48 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 142 14.10 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 60 69.97 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 201 14.07 25.07
Number of YMCAs 125 9.48 12.40
Funding for Seniors 88 23.72 25.37