CONNECT:
SHARE THIS:
Best Cities for Successful Aging | Ocala, FL
#237
OVERALL RANKING

Ocala, FL


SCORE: 73.34

#236
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 74.23
 
#204
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 76.70
 
Percent of Population 65+:  26.82%
Population 65+:  89,876
Total Population:  335,157

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 43 79.86 75.28 6.08 %
Health Care 251 22.16 42.45 -47.80 %
Wellness 153 79.57 81.88 -2.82 %
Financial 118 77.76 77.72 0.05 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
126 70.16 69.85 0.44 %
Employment / Education 250 40.10 59.20 -32.26 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
210 58.72 64.90 -9.52 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
171 48.71 54.20 -10.13 %
(Three-tier color code: 1-25 Green, 26-75 Black, 76+ Red)
Find out about the methodology used for these indicators

Indicator Drill-down graph load here Indicator Average graph will load here

General Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Cost of Living 35 66.67 52.43
Crime Rate 62 56.62 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 249 70.40 80.02
Unemployment Rate 213 29.77 41.03
Income Distribution 128 85.77 85.72
Weather 22 59.69 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 233 6.10 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 232 7.75 15.54
Number of hospital beds 220 17.58 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 200 60.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 93 60.59 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 252 .00 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 195 7.53 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 251 6.33 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 127 20.00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 236 4.54 13.47
Number of psychologists 232 5.75 21.04
Number of nurses 240 12.09 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 199 22.92 35.67
ER Wait Times 132 25.00 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 222 86.61 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 216 42.63 50.43
Diabetes Rate 110 45.99 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 237 71.36 81.94
Number of Caregivers 178 66.31 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 49 85.20 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 205 26.28 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 2 99.25 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 175 67.64 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 209 11.39 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 224 40.58 55.90
Total bank deposits 134 1.17 1.72
Tax burden 146 70.42 72.59
Dependency Ratio 249 44.47 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 190 68.63 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 105 38.52 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 9 74.25 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 142 61.78 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 106 18.15 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 32 62.71 47.00
Median Rental Price 172 64.81 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 3 83.43 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 245 7.01 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 158 61.30 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 180 4.36 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 230 5.64 15.92
Cost of assisted living 100 72.82 70.12
Nursing-home rating 94 35.90 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 30 90.97 84.74
Cost of adult day services 73 65.00 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 248 32.02 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 206 4.34 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 100 70.51 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 85 8.95 9.69
College Enrollment 246 13.39 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 217 62.14 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 81 10.59 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 241 54.16 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 222 8.30 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 128 54.04 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 164 81.20 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 3 74.37 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 194 11.37 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 227 46.07 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 238 10.17 25.07
Number of YMCAs 208 3.20 12.40
Funding for Seniors 244 22.34 25.37