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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Jonesboro, AR
#101
OVERALL RANKING

Jonesboro, AR


SCORE: 80.30

#119
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 80.35
 
#62
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 83.39
 
Percent of Population 65+:  13.30%
Population 65+:  16,512
Total Population:  124,190

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 65 78.26 75.28 3.96 %
Health Care 74 47.76 42.45 12.51 %
Wellness 242 74.47 81.88 -9.05 %
Financial 151 76.16 77.72 -2.01 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
14 83.44 69.85 19.46 %
Employment / Education 169 52.71 59.20 -10.96 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
58 68.88 64.90 6.13 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
185 47.07 54.20 -13.15 %
(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 41 65.56 52.43
Crime Rate 170 39.24 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 24 85.58 80.02
Unemployment Rate 88 42.97 41.03
Income Distribution 180 83.00 85.72
Weather 104 51.47 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 232 6.16 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 72 15.78 15.54
Number of hospital beds 52 47.77 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 200 60.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 43 75.53 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 252 .00 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 95 27.71 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 17 68.71 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 41 29.85 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 252 .00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 68 15.20 13.47
Number of psychologists 148 16.41 21.04
Number of nurses 83 26.34 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 52 46.80 35.67
ER Wait Times 220 16.67 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 100 92.31 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 205 43.49 50.43
Diabetes Rate 200 37.57 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 108 83.04 81.94
Number of Caregivers 29 81.36 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 236 74.92 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 179 31.92 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 212 54.41 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 214 59.95 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 165 15.02 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 182 48.41 55.90
Total bank deposits 31 1.74 1.72
Tax burden 86 79.91 72.59
Dependency Ratio 115 62.02 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 94 71.68 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 203 26.06 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 159 33.56 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 17 68.21 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 114 16.48 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 27 64.00 47.00
Median Rental Price 17 84.08 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 202 41.90 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 37 40.40 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 22 96.58 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 236 1.86 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 164 9.70 15.92
Cost of assisted living 1 100.00 70.12
Nursing-home rating 14 61.54 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 19 93.34 84.74
Cost of adult day services 199 48.15 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 220 43.31 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 99 9.22 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 23 75.05 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 123 6.01 9.69
College Enrollment 72 29.99 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 47 78.65 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 211 3.19 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 25 70.45 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 212 8.82 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 16 71.11 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 64 89.56 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 185 11.92 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 224 46.21 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 66 30.93 25.07
Number of YMCAs 13 34.71 12.40
Funding for Seniors 139 23.46 25.37