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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Macon, GA
#120
OVERALL RANKING

Macon, GA


SCORE: 79.70

#112
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 80.71
 
#98
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 81.76
 
Percent of Population 65+:  13.78%
Population 65+:  32,049
Total Population:  232,650

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 95 75.93 75.28 0.86 %
Health Care 79 46.92 42.45 10.53 %
Wellness 243 74.32 81.88 -9.23 %
Financial 114 77.89 77.72 0.22 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
78 74.78 69.85 7.06 %
Employment / Education 109 58.34 59.20 -1.45 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
54 69.31 64.90 6.80 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
228 43.44 54.20 -19.85 %
(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 29 67.56 52.43
Crime Rate 243 29.35 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 133 79.67 80.02
Unemployment Rate 204 31.16 41.03
Income Distribution 228 79.46 85.72
Weather 42 56.92 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 169 8.46 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 26 21.76 15.54
Number of hospital beds 61 44.18 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 20 81.01 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 36 31.32 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 170 14.52 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 180 24.02 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 116 15.62 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 144 14.29 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 47 14.29 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 50 16.66 13.47
Number of psychologists 142 17.19 21.04
Number of nurses 82 26.50 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 162 28.53 35.67
ER Wait Times 70 32.14 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 197 88.66 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 160 47.25 50.43
Diabetes Rate 229 34.89 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 69 85.48 81.94
Number of Caregivers 35 79.38 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 235 74.97 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 160 34.08 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 242 49.45 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 151 69.64 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 237 9.15 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 116 56.64 55.90
Total bank deposits 177 1.04 1.72
Tax burden 74 81.48 72.59
Dependency Ratio 136 60.71 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 142 70.18 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 213 25.17 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 183 31.81 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 189 60.20 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 30 36.69 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 40 61.28 47.00
Median Rental Price 115 72.24 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 116 49.53 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 62 33.93 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 69 77.90 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 67 10.84 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 49 23.31 15.92
Cost of assisted living 55 76.54 70.12
Nursing-home rating 212 16.29 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 126 84.71 84.74
Cost of adult day services 112 60.94 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 163 52.97 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 53 15.60 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 86 70.98 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 32 15.69 9.69
College Enrollment 103 25.56 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 187 65.65 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 167 5.16 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 139 62.46 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 208 9.17 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 8 79.79 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 65 89.49 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 147 38.20 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 216 9.71 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 204 50.19 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 92 26.99 25.07
Number of YMCAs 252 .00 12.40
Funding for Seniors 157 23.38 25.37