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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Johnson City, TN
#84
OVERALL RANKING

Johnson City, TN


SCORE: 81.01

#113
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 80.66
 
#81
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 82.34
 
Percent of Population 65+:  17.13%
Population 65+:  34,350
Total Population:  200,512

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 151 73.93 75.28 -1.79 %
Health Care 18 61.18 42.45 44.12 %
Wellness 215 76.00 81.88 -7.18 %
Financial 69 81.11 77.72 4.36 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
75 74.92 69.85 7.26 %
Employment / Education 212 48.33 59.20 -18.36 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
206 59.33 64.90 -8.58 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
234 42.90 54.20 -20.85 %
(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 157 47.97 52.43
Crime Rate 128 45.56 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 120 79.92 80.02
Unemployment Rate 109 40.58 41.03
Income Distribution 233 79.13 85.72
Weather 112 50.01 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 96 11.52 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 13 27.81 15.54
Number of hospital beds 11 62.86 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 162 71.43 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 47 45.38 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 21 62.92 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 112 16.11 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 34 57.14 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 47 14.29 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 44 17.40 13.47
Number of psychologists 132 17.87 21.04
Number of nurses 26 34.07 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 78 41.19 35.67
ER Wait Times 74 31.25 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 170 89.76 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 174 46.15 50.43
Diabetes Rate 209 36.84 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 124 81.46 81.94
Number of Caregivers 3 90.16 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 181 78.25 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 219 24.16 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 159 59.38 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 155 69.35 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 198 11.99 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 49 66.63 55.90
Total bank deposits 157 1.11 1.72
Tax burden 3 96.99 72.59
Dependency Ratio 112 62.13 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 85 71.99 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 137 34.53 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 152 34.87 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 83 63.93 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 216 6.75 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 123 46.41 47.00
Median Rental Price 18 83.81 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 31 57.36 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 61 34.75 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 69 77.90 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 187 4.14 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 223 6.22 15.92
Cost of assisted living 160 66.39 70.12
Nursing-home rating 109 34.39 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 225 77.94 84.74
Cost of adult day services 65 68.42 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 237 38.46 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 113 8.67 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 95 70.59 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 139 5.34 9.69
College Enrollment 82 27.66 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 183 65.94 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 184 4.26 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 105 64.37 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 216 8.57 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 155 51.23 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 119 86.18 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 34 47.51 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 239 6.48 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 198 51.98 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 241 9.35 25.07
Number of YMCAs 167 6.36 12.40
Funding for Seniors 151 23.42 25.37