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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Port St. Lucie, FL
#212
OVERALL RANKING

Port St. Lucie, FL


SCORE: 75.31

#209
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 76.63
 
#206
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 76.61
 
Percent of Population 65+:  23.79%
Population 65+:  102,888
Total Population:  432,472

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 58 78.72 75.28 4.57 %
Health Care 247 25.80 42.45 -39.22 %
Wellness 66 84.87 81.88 3.65 %
Financial 120 77.69 77.72 -.04 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
170 66.41 69.85 -4.92 %
Employment / Education 185 50.72 59.20 -14.32 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
248 54.24 64.90 -16.43 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
155 49.86 54.20 -8.01 %
(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 59 61.57 52.43
Crime Rate 68 55.60 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 221 75.44 80.02
Unemployment Rate 223 28.77 41.03
Income Distribution 238 78.19 85.72
Weather 27 58.93 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 156 9.08 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 231 7.78 15.54
Number of hospital beds 237 14.95 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 199 6.10 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 246 10.23 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 156 6.40 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 252 .00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 191 8.26 13.47
Number of psychologists 209 9.57 21.04
Number of nurses 247 10.26 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 179 25.54 35.67
ER Wait Times 12 52.33 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 248 76.23 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 63 53.81 50.43
Diabetes Rate 98 47.10 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 237 71.36 81.94
Number of Caregivers 178 66.31 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 8 91.49 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 121 39.72 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 12 85.18 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 110 74.38 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 62 28.54 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 186 47.88 55.90
Total bank deposits 111 1.25 1.72
Tax burden 146 70.42 72.59
Dependency Ratio 246 47.70 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 155 69.81 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 63 44.07 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 9 74.25 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 245 55.93 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 168 11.40 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 81 52.71 47.00
Median Rental Price 222 55.82 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 6 77.09 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 182 17.75 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 158 61.30 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 145 5.61 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 166 9.60 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 74 87.53 84.74
Cost of adult day services 73 65.00 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 194 48.73 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 243 3.18 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 80 71.29 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 29 18.04 9.69
College Enrollment 207 17.89 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 241 57.20 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 249 .85 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 241 54.16 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 231 7.86 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 68 60.63 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 245 69.06 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 6 65.98 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 83 19.04 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 227 46.07 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 239 9.75 25.07
Number of YMCAs 217 2.58 12.40
Funding for Seniors 244 22.34 25.37