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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Pine Bluff, AR
#190
OVERALL RANKING

Pine Bluff, AR


SCORE: 76.51

#199
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 77.05
 
#157
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 78.86
 
Percent of Population 65+:  14.33%
Population 65+:  13,957
Total Population:  97,373

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 115 75.30 75.28 0.03 %
Health Care 123 40.94 42.45 -3.56 %
Wellness 252 71.81 81.88 -12.30 %
Financial 195 73.32 77.72 -5.66 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
18 82.64 69.85 18.31 %
Employment / Education 135 56.07 59.20 -5.29 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
159 62.31 64.90 -3.99 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
250 39.30 54.20 -27.49 %
(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 9 76.07 52.43
Crime Rate 234 30.12 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 197 76.98 80.02
Unemployment Rate 195 32.35 41.03
Income Distribution 211 80.68 85.72
Weather 92 53.23 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 217 6.64 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 195 9.91 15.54
Number of hospital beds 96 35.58 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 43 75.53 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 252 .00 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 77 33.99 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 158 28.15 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 1 100.00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 215 6.78 13.47
Number of psychologists 197 12.07 21.04
Number of nurses 202 16.69 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 245 14.25 35.67
ER Wait Times 243 12.71 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 74 93.33 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 251 35.87 50.43
Diabetes Rate 252 29.11 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 108 83.04 81.94
Number of Caregivers 29 81.36 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 231 75.30 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 249 13.57 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 76 68.54 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 166 68.45 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 238 9.14 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 240 34.30 55.90
Total bank deposits 172 1.06 1.72
Tax burden 86 79.91 72.59
Dependency Ratio 91 63.39 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 243 66.21 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 197 26.43 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 159 33.56 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 145 61.67 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 71 23.39 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 5 77.64 47.00
Median Rental Price 31 81.59 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 81 51.96 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 49 38.24 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 22 96.58 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 225 2.41 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 203 7.65 15.92
Cost of assisted living 1 100.00 70.12
Nursing-home rating 116 33.05 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 132 84.47 84.74
Cost of adult day services 199 48.15 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 104 60.34 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 63 13.88 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 223 64.52 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 220 2.64 9.69
College Enrollment 124 23.83 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 145 68.95 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 212 3.09 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 25 70.45 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 211 8.85 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 91 57.37 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 101 87.02 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 131 39.75 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 249 4.87 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 224 46.21 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 136 21.05 25.07
Number of YMCAs 252 .00 12.40
Funding for Seniors 139 23.46 25.37