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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Montgomery, AL
#157
OVERALL RANKING

Montgomery, AL


SCORE: 78.16

#159
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 78.83
 
#145
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 79.19
 
Percent of Population 65+:  12.77%
Population 65+:  48,002
Total Population:  375,821

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 162 73.36 75.28 -2.55 %
Health Care 91 44.85 42.45 5.65 %
Wellness 238 74.98 81.88 -8.43 %
Financial 107 78.31 77.72 0.76 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
56 76.24 69.85 9.15 %
Employment / Education 138 55.90 59.20 -5.57 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
189 60.29 64.90 -7.10 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
220 44.51 54.20 -17.88 %
(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 146 49.81 52.43
Crime Rate 225 31.23 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 202 76.91 80.02
Unemployment Rate 126 39.51 41.03
Income Distribution 171 83.36 85.72
Weather 70 54.09 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 199 7.32 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 135 12.73 15.54
Number of hospital beds 83 37.99 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 129 80.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 33 80.23 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 252 .00 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 42 46.78 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 100 38.63 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 35 16.62 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 96 20.19 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 103 30.00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 144 10.72 13.47
Number of psychologists 186 12.93 21.04
Number of nurses 107 23.95 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 193 23.74 35.67
ER Wait Times 211 17.31 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 103 92.26 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 215 42.68 50.43
Diabetes Rate 250 30.32 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 153 79.33 81.94
Number of Caregivers 12 87.01 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 206 76.59 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 167 32.82 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 94 66.68 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 220 58.65 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 216 11.03 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 79 62.53 55.90
Total bank deposits 38 1.66 1.72
Tax burden 7 95.81 72.59
Dependency Ratio 93 63.28 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 223 67.49 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 159 31.17 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 228 26.30 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 220 58.96 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 109 18.01 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 145 43.96 47.00
Median Rental Price 162 66.45 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 178 45.07 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 78 30.82 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 59 78.33 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 120 7.06 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 138 11.12 15.92
Cost of assisted living 9 86.45 70.12
Nursing-home rating 94 35.90 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 39 90.07 84.74
Cost of adult day services 1 100.00 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 72 64.27 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 232 3.73 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 232 63.67 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 125 5.95 9.69
College Enrollment 101 25.84 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 183 65.94 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 172 4.87 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 30 69.56 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 239 6.89 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 80 58.74 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 179 80.32 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 175 35.42 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 205 10.74 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 186 53.41 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 112 24.38 25.07
Number of YMCAs 196 3.90 12.40
Funding for Seniors 119 23.56 25.37