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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Lexington-Fayette, KY
#50
OVERALL RANKING

Lexington-Fayette, KY


SCORE: 83.83

#45
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 85.06
 
#59
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 83.48
 
Percent of Population 65+:  11.73%
Population 65+:  56,857
Total Population:  484,629

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 215 70.28 75.28 -6.64 %
Health Care 14 61.66 42.45 45.25 %
Wellness 168 79.08 81.88 -3.42 %
Financial 79 80.28 77.72 3.29 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
158 67.46 69.85 -3.42 %
Employment / Education 52 67.26 59.20 13.61 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
23 72.91 64.90 12.34 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
182 47.41 54.20 -12.53 %
(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 162 46.87 52.43
Crime Rate 208 34.12 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 100 80.81 80.02
Unemployment Rate 77 44.91 41.03
Income Distribution 222 80.02 85.72
Weather 161 44.38 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 80 12.59 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 11 34.43 15.54
Number of hospital beds 30 53.81 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 191 64.71 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 60 68.97 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 252 .00 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 44 45.62 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 48 50.11 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 38 13.29 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 150 8.24 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 23 70.59 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 57 5.88 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 15 25.74 13.47
Number of psychologists 130 18.03 21.04
Number of nurses 17 38.53 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 19 59.12 35.67
ER Wait Times 69 32.21 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 187 89.07 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 146 47.91 50.43
Diabetes Rate 187 39.46 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 29 89.48 81.94
Number of Caregivers 8 87.57 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 139 80.66 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 117 39.99 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 229 52.02 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 216 59.86 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 99 22.26 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 94 60.39 55.90
Total bank deposits 68 1.40 1.72
Tax burden 32 86.72 72.59
Dependency Ratio 36 72.20 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 74 72.62 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 106 38.31 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 206 28.97 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 138 61.89 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 108 18.09 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 181 39.27 47.00
Median Rental Price 111 72.64 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 216 40.41 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 120 25.75 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 108 73.06 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 129 6.61 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 204 7.51 15.92
Cost of assisted living 21 83.33 70.12
Nursing-home rating 167 26.45 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 142 84.01 84.74
Cost of adult day services 139 57.35 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 36 72.18 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 82 11.24 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 94 70.68 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 160 4.80 9.69
College Enrollment 51 37.80 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 99 72.95 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 35 19.26 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 21 72.94 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 72 20.67 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 75 59.50 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 7 95.84 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 205 32.54 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 30 28.78 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 220 47.13 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 212 13.22 25.07
Number of YMCAs 212 3.16 12.40
Funding for Seniors 77 23.76 25.37