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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Prescott, AZ
#226
OVERALL RANKING

Prescott, AZ


SCORE: 74.42

#223
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 75.69
 
#217
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 76.10
 
Percent of Population 65+:  26.32%
Population 65+:  55,930
Total Population:  212,530

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 81 77.15 75.28 2.48 %
Health Care 248 25.40 42.45 -40.16 %
Wellness 99 83.06 81.88 1.44 %
Financial 141 76.53 77.72 -1.53 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
183 65.05 69.85 -6.87 %
Employment / Education 208 48.55 59.20 -17.99 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
224 57.96 64.90 -10.69 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
117 52.32 54.20 -3.47 %
(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 207 40.53 52.43
Crime Rate 37 62.46 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 248 70.87 80.02
Unemployment Rate 176 34.50 41.03
Income Distribution 32 91.31 85.72
Weather 34 58.12 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 227 6.44 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 222 8.45 15.54
Number of hospital beds 210 18.99 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 232 40.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 204 49.95 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 39 26.67 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 181 11.95 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 147 30.13 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 132 12.49 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 252 .00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 234 4.80 13.47
Number of psychologists 211 9.37 21.04
Number of nurses 251 8.95 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 105 37.03 35.67
ER Wait Times 84 29.61 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 240 80.55 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 42 57.17 50.43
Diabetes Rate 22 59.94 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 166 78.99 81.94
Number of Caregivers 187 65.97 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 26 87.41 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 96 43.52 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 75 68.62 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 104 75.07 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 229 10.06 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 137 54.29 55.90
Total bank deposits 167 1.09 1.72
Tax burden 29 87.32 72.59
Dependency Ratio 248 47.52 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 251 63.59 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 6 71.44 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 117 37.41 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 248 55.12 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 243 3.38 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 156 42.88 47.00
Median Rental Price 168 65.46 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 5 77.65 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 218 13.44 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 102 75.00 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 223 2.48 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 80 16.70 15.92
Cost of assisted living 95 73.69 70.12
Nursing-home rating 173 24.91 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 68 88.11 84.74
Cost of adult day services 226 41.94 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 218 44.04 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 112 8.73 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 205 65.89 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 58 11.32 9.69
College Enrollment 166 20.94 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 136 69.27 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 166 5.20 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 250 52.34 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 99 16.92 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 145 52.15 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 232 74.25 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 5 72.98 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 180 12.41 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 244 43.25 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 49 33.76 25.07
Number of YMCAs 118 10.14 12.40
Funding for Seniors 241 22.54 25.37