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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Morristown, TN
#240
OVERALL RANKING

Morristown, TN


SCORE: 73.12

#239
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 73.97
 
#243
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 73.98
 
Percent of Population 65+:  17.24%
Population 65+:  19,811
Total Population:  114,908

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 231 69.07 75.28 -8.25 %
Health Care 225 30.26 42.45 -28.72 %
Wellness 197 77.27 81.88 -5.63 %
Financial 130 77.15 77.72 -.73 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
93 73.88 69.85 5.77 %
Employment / Education 224 47.57 59.20 -19.65 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
236 56.63 64.90 -12.74 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
231 43.24 54.20 -20.22 %
(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 149 49.07 52.43
Crime Rate 166 39.85 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 237 73.47 80.02
Unemployment Rate 208 30.85 41.03
Income Distribution 130 85.73 85.72
Weather 121 48.51 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 238 5.70 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 240 7.54 15.54
Number of hospital beds 179 24.50 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 48 71.12 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 252 .00 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 252 .00 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 74 43.79 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 252 .00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 229 5.26 13.47
Number of psychologists 158 15.55 21.04
Number of nurses 239 12.34 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 189 24.22 35.67
ER Wait Times 138 23.94 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 61 93.93 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 159 47.27 50.43
Diabetes Rate 188 39.32 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 124 81.46 81.94
Number of Caregivers 3 90.16 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 245 73.57 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 251 3.83 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 158 59.45 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 157 69.32 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 26 39.36 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 129 54.96 55.90
Total bank deposits 180 1.01 1.72
Tax burden 3 96.99 72.59
Dependency Ratio 212 56.75 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 233 67.04 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 201 26.30 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 152 34.87 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 129 62.28 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 181 10.16 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 77 53.08 47.00
Median Rental Price 19 83.68 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 14 61.64 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 177 18.83 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 69 77.90 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 127 6.78 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 245 4.04 15.92
Cost of assisted living 160 66.39 70.12
Nursing-home rating 217 10.26 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 78 87.22 84.74
Cost of adult day services 65 68.42 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 147 54.54 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 183 5.30 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 208 65.68 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 241 1.85 9.69
College Enrollment 245 13.48 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 239 57.63 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 191 4.04 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 105 64.37 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 235 7.30 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 192 47.83 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 113 86.35 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 30 47.81 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 248 5.01 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 198 51.98 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 147 19.51 25.07
Number of YMCAs 252 .00 12.40
Funding for Seniors 151 23.42 25.37