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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Panama City, FL
#142
OVERALL RANKING

Panama City, FL


SCORE: 78.77

#102
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 81.10
 
#163
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 78.51
 
Percent of Population 65+:  15.62%
Population 65+:  29,320
Total Population:  187,748

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 134 74.65 75.28 -.84 %
Health Care 166 36.07 42.45 -15.03 %
Wellness 181 78.19 81.88 -4.51 %
Financial 15 86.05 77.72 10.72 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
188 64.47 69.85 -7.70 %
Employment / Education 81 62.58 59.20 5.71 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
202 59.54 64.90 -8.26 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
208 45.30 54.20 -16.42 %
(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 192 42.72 52.43
Crime Rate 219 32.83 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 159 78.78 80.02
Unemployment Rate 161 35.88 41.03
Income Distribution 43 90.64 85.72
Weather 31 58.29 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 230 6.21 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 146 12.03 15.54
Number of hospital beds 164 26.86 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 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 156 16.89 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 85 42.04 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 120 11.81 13.47
Number of psychologists 145 16.64 21.04
Number of nurses 181 18.42 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 137 31.85 35.67
ER Wait Times 59 34.09 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 138 91.01 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 141 48.42 50.43
Diabetes Rate 160 41.95 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 237 71.36 81.94
Number of Caregivers 178 66.31 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 148 80.42 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 188 30.50 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 138 61.54 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 150 69.80 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 69 27.02 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 140 54.01 55.90
Total bank deposits 157 1.11 1.72
Tax burden 146 70.42 72.59
Dependency Ratio 87 63.71 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 201 68.31 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 95 39.81 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 9 74.25 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 221 58.95 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 17 50.42 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 192 38.37 47.00
Median Rental Price 219 56.48 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 96 50.47 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 94 27.92 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 158 61.30 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 33 16.14 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 233 5.46 15.92
Cost of assisted living 100 72.82 70.12
Nursing-home rating 81 41.03 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 89 86.41 84.74
Cost of adult day services 73 65.00 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 61 66.80 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 214 4.24 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 12 77.74 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 24 21.86 9.69
College Enrollment 163 21.22 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 207 63.45 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 120 7.48 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 241 54.16 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 185 11.14 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 69 60.47 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 222 76.35 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 71 43.31 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 86 18.51 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 227 46.07 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 152 18.80 25.07
Number of YMCAs 252 .00 12.40
Funding for Seniors 244 22.34 25.37