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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Punta Gorda, FL
#151
OVERALL RANKING

Punta Gorda, FL


SCORE: 78.35

#149
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 79.22
 
#126
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 80.04
 
Percent of Population 65+:  36.06%
Population 65+:  58,633
Total Population:  162,603

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 18 82.78 75.28 9.96 %
Health Care 188 34.02 42.45 -19.86 %
Wellness 84 84.05 81.88 2.65 %
Financial 94 79.12 77.72 1.80 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
160 67.40 69.85 -3.51 %
Employment / Education 179 51.52 59.20 -12.97 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
247 54.43 64.90 -16.13 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
82 55.89 54.20 3.12 %
(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 53 62.36 52.43
Crime Rate 37 62.46 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 189 77.22 80.02
Unemployment Rate 186 33.71 41.03
Income Distribution 19 92.90 85.72
Weather 27 58.93 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 129 10.44 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 223 8.40 15.54
Number of hospital beds 139 29.20 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 171 14.09 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 181 23.84 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 80 33.33 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 162 9.93 13.47
Number of psychologists 248 2.20 21.04
Number of nurses 223 15.28 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 135 31.92 35.67
ER Wait Times 42 37.50 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 252 67.74 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 134 49.02 50.43
Diabetes Rate 80 49.61 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 237 71.36 81.94
Number of Caregivers 178 66.31 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 2 94.57 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 97 43.34 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 4 91.87 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 111 74.30 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 101 21.86 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 130 54.90 55.90
Total bank deposits 55 1.50 1.72
Tax burden 146 70.42 72.59
Dependency Ratio 252 37.93 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 240 66.54 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 26 51.23 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 9 74.25 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 244 56.08 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 72 23.06 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 62 56.44 47.00
Median Rental Price 213 57.85 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 1 100.00 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 222 12.89 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 158 61.30 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 173 4.58 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 220 6.37 15.92
Cost of assisted living 100 72.82 70.12
Nursing-home rating 184 23.08 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 23 91.85 84.74
Cost of adult day services 73 65.00 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 244 36.04 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 170 5.65 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 145 68.94 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 5 61.08 9.69
College Enrollment 252 9.70 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 187 65.65 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 93 9.83 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 241 54.16 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 248 4.93 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 133 53.75 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 248 67.44 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 1 100.00 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 174 12.57 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 227 46.07 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 248 6.89 25.07
Number of YMCAs 91 12.04 12.40
Funding for Seniors 244 22.34 25.37