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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Mobile, AL
#172
OVERALL RANKING

Mobile, AL


SCORE: 77.15

#193
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 77.23
 
#158
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 78.83
 
Percent of Population 65+:  13.69%
Population 65+:  56,631
Total Population:  413,590

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 146 74.18 75.28 -1.46 %
Health Care 98 43.46 42.45 2.38 %
Wellness 212 76.06 81.88 -7.11 %
Financial 116 77.87 77.72 0.19 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
47 77.59 69.85 11.08 %
Employment / Education 217 47.89 59.20 -19.10 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
228 57.64 64.90 -11.19 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
205 45.61 54.20 -15.85 %
(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 129 52.32 52.43
Crime Rate 232 30.91 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 182 77.60 80.02
Unemployment Rate 164 35.36 41.03
Income Distribution 224 79.99 85.72
Weather 44 56.90 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 173 8.36 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 47 18.03 15.54
Number of hospital beds 58 45.11 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 138 77.78 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 33 80.23 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 58 17.67 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 252 .00 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 160 27.11 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 252 .00 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 17 77.78 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 18 24.52 13.47
Number of psychologists 137 17.78 21.04
Number of nurses 81 26.52 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 201 22.20 35.67
ER Wait Times 247 11.32 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 145 90.79 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 212 42.83 50.43
Diabetes Rate 223 35.61 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 153 79.33 81.94
Number of Caregivers 12 87.01 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 241 74.59 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 177 31.95 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 69 69.10 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 147 70.10 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 239 8.86 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 73 63.72 55.90
Total bank deposits 147 1.14 1.72
Tax burden 7 95.81 72.59
Dependency Ratio 149 60.03 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 171 69.30 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 228 22.33 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 228 26.30 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 169 61.07 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 95 19.13 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 76 53.41 47.00
Median Rental Price 131 70.77 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 116 49.53 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 99 27.58 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 59 78.33 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 116 7.36 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 195 8.01 15.92
Cost of assisted living 9 86.45 70.12
Nursing-home rating 192 21.65 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 98 85.98 84.74
Cost of adult day services 1 100.00 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 202 47.56 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 187 5.16 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 195 66.45 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 138 5.36 9.69
College Enrollment 167 20.83 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 212 62.66 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 185 4.24 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 30 69.56 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 240 6.66 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 143 52.72 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 184 80.21 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 148 37.97 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 211 10.18 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 186 53.41 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 171 17.26 25.07
Number of YMCAs 37 20.54 12.40
Funding for Seniors 119 23.56 25.37