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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC
#223
OVERALL RANKING

Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC


SCORE: 74.54

#212
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 76.51
 
#241
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 74.31
 
Percent of Population 65+:  20.28%
Population 65+:  79,964
Total Population:  394,221

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 236 68.34 75.28 -9.22 %
Health Care 249 24.69 42.45 -41.84 %
Wellness 172 78.63 81.88 -3.97 %
Financial 152 76.11 77.72 -2.07 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
154 67.98 69.85 -2.68 %
Employment / Education 93 61.05 59.20 3.12 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
107 64.83 64.90 -.11 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
64 57.70 54.20 6.46 %
(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 222 36.89 52.43
Crime Rate 251 23.96 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 214 75.85 80.02
Unemployment Rate 221 28.97 41.03
Income Distribution 144 84.74 85.72
Weather 50 56.05 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 244 5.45 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 239 7.59 15.54
Number of hospital beds 228 16.85 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 129 80.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 91 61.25 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 252 .00 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 198 7.14 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 151 29.81 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 211 7.15 13.47
Number of psychologists 221 7.01 21.04
Number of nurses 250 9.23 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 215 20.65 35.67
ER Wait Times 108 27.37 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 239 80.56 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 128 49.34 50.43
Diabetes Rate 139 43.47 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 48 87.04 81.94
Number of Caregivers 145 69.97 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 106 82.26 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 183 31.28 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 249 43.07 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 131 71.69 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 29 38.27 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 89 61.00 55.90
Total bank deposits 86 1.34 1.72
Tax burden 85 79.99 72.59
Dependency Ratio 154 59.84 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 172 69.29 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 67 43.26 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 201 30.70 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 121 62.49 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 178 10.27 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 183 38.96 47.00
Median Rental Price 181 63.63 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 22 59.40 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 248 6.18 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 107 73.25 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 207 3.24 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 246 4.00 15.92
Cost of assisted living 155 67.21 70.12
Nursing-home rating 29 54.21 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 50 88.98 84.74
Cost of adult day services 32 75.00 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 94 61.32 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 194 4.93 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 113 70.03 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 9 35.56 9.69
College Enrollment 172 20.62 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 117 71.90 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 225 2.33 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 191 59.69 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 213 8.80 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 57 62.40 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 34 92.98 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 9 56.25 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 36 25.39 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 99 63.28 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 200 14.08 25.07
Number of YMCAs 213 3.01 12.40
Funding for Seniors 231 23.05 25.37