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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA
#171
OVERALL RANKING

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA


SCORE: 77.20

#186
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 77.68
 
#160
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 78.55
 
Percent of Population 65+:  19.19%
Population 65+:  59,224
Total Population:  308,564

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 144 74.27 75.28 -1.34 %
Health Care 144 37.95 42.45 -10.60 %
Wellness 209 76.67 81.88 -6.36 %
Financial 67 81.30 77.72 4.61 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
75 74.92 69.85 7.26 %
Employment / Education 221 47.80 59.20 -19.26 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
221 58.11 64.90 -10.46 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
124 51.75 54.20 -4.52 %
(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 141 50.54 52.43
Crime Rate 134 44.65 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 128 79.77 80.02
Unemployment Rate 110 40.57 41.03
Income Distribution 168 83.42 85.72
Weather 112 50.01 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 191 7.65 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 110 13.99 15.54
Number of hospital beds 138 29.23 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 68 66.42 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 252 .00 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 148 18.68 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 143 31.16 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 139 9.90 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 69 42.86 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 99 13.09 13.47
Number of psychologists 217 7.35 21.04
Number of nurses 163 20.05 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 196 23.50 35.67
ER Wait Times 184 20.27 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 90 92.68 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 227 42.01 50.43
Diabetes Rate 226 35.36 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 133 80.52 81.94
Number of Caregivers 22 83.22 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 188 77.63 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 110 41.40 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 227 52.16 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 164 68.61 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 151 16.25 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 88 61.01 55.90
Total bank deposits 147 1.14 1.72
Tax burden 135 72.60 72.59
Dependency Ratio 206 57.19 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 1 100.00 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 204 25.94 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 114 38.23 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 131 62.25 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 147 12.88 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 112 48.34 47.00
Median Rental Price 7 88.49 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 13 61.82 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 167 19.92 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 117 72.49 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 210 3.16 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 170 9.46 15.92
Cost of assisted living 171 63.98 70.12
Nursing-home rating 111 33.93 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 160 83.51 84.74
Cost of adult day services 71 66.67 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 199 48.26 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 128 7.79 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 111 70.11 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 214 2.82 9.69
College Enrollment 233 16.12 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 171 66.52 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 251 .54 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 185 61.34 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 241 6.64 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 97 57.24 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 178 80.47 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 14 53.23 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 199 11.08 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 136 60.56 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 145 19.58 25.07
Number of YMCAs 94 11.80 12.40
Funding for Seniors 150 23.43 25.37