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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Rocky Mount, NC
#234
OVERALL RANKING

Rocky Mount, NC


SCORE: 73.60

#238
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 74.10
 
#220
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 76.04
 
Percent of Population 65+:  15.31%
Population 65+:  23,160
Total Population:  151,253

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 214 70.39 75.28 -6.50 %
Health Care 186 34.27 42.45 -19.27 %
Wellness 244 73.76 81.88 -9.92 %
Financial 234 70.33 77.72 -9.51 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
77 74.87 69.85 7.19 %
Employment / Education 203 48.95 59.20 -17.31 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
67 68.31 64.90 5.25 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
134 51.05 54.20 -5.81 %
(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 82 58.95 52.43
Crime Rate 190 36.05 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 246 71.26 80.02
Unemployment Rate 240 22.84 41.03
Income Distribution 159 84.00 85.72
Weather 88 53.57 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 242 5.50 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 242 7.42 15.54
Number of hospital beds 166 26.31 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 72 64.55 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 20 45.92 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 252 .00 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 119 35.11 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 74 22.66 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 252 .00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 220 6.34 13.47
Number of psychologists 194 12.52 21.04
Number of nurses 153 20.80 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 218 20.13 35.67
ER Wait Times 238 13.27 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 186 89.08 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 236 40.77 50.43
Diabetes Rate 240 33.38 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 37 87.65 81.94
Number of Caregivers 196 63.48 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 193 77.34 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 228 23.30 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 129 62.45 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 186 64.95 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 108 20.74 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 145 53.40 55.90
Total bank deposits 205 .88 1.72
Tax burden 121 74.26 72.59
Dependency Ratio 175 58.81 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 216 67.89 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 247 17.70 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 173 32.02 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 201 59.83 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 135 13.70 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 46 59.83 47.00
Median Rental Price 103 73.66 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 28 57.91 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 139 23.70 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 120 70.15 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 51 12.40 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 115 13.83 15.92
Cost of assisted living 172 63.17 70.12
Nursing-home rating 94 35.90 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 245 73.25 84.74
Cost of adult day services 32 75.00 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 145 55.00 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 188 5.15 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 246 61.01 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 230 2.33 9.69
College Enrollment 175 20.39 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 80 74.38 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 176 4.62 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 194 59.07 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 234 7.64 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 21 69.11 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 8 95.80 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 82 42.46 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 212 10.09 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 78 66.41 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 236 10.48 25.07
Number of YMCAs 21 26.60 12.40
Funding for Seniors 221 23.09 25.37