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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Rome, GA
#64
OVERALL RANKING

Rome, GA


SCORE: 82.39

#98
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 81.28
 
#41
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 84.62
 
Percent of Population 65+:  14.94%
Population 65+:  14,342
Total Population:  95,995

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 155 73.75 75.28 -2.03 %
Health Care 7 71.24 42.45 67.82 %
Wellness 152 79.61 81.88 -2.77 %
Financial 228 70.93 77.72 -8.74 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
90 74.04 69.85 6.00 %
Employment / Education 197 49.64 59.20 -16.15 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
47 69.61 64.90 7.26 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
175 48.31 54.20 -10.87 %
(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 49 64.10 52.43
Crime Rate 204 34.39 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 220 75.48 80.02
Unemployment Rate 214 29.72 41.03
Income Distribution 154 84.13 85.72
Weather 74 54.06 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 219 6.55 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 32 20.40 15.54
Number of hospital beds 3 82.80 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 143 75.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 20 81.01 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 3 73.14 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 78 33.76 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 32 55.97 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 5 61.75 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 26 36.18 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 110 25.00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 37 18.54 13.47
Number of psychologists 113 19.97 21.04
Number of nurses 13 43.28 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 89 39.47 35.67
ER Wait Times 85 29.41 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 109 92.14 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 78 52.73 50.43
Diabetes Rate 149 42.39 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 69 85.48 81.94
Number of Caregivers 35 79.38 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 205 76.62 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 172 32.12 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 148 60.62 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 130 71.85 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 136 18.09 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 164 51.24 55.90
Total bank deposits 163 1.10 1.72
Tax burden 74 81.48 72.59
Dependency Ratio 154 59.84 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 184 68.78 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 250 15.99 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 183 31.81 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 213 59.32 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 205 7.41 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 34 62.64 47.00
Median Rental Price 90 74.61 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 53 54.38 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 116 26.24 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 69 77.90 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 130 6.57 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 176 9.30 15.92
Cost of assisted living 55 76.54 70.12
Nursing-home rating 173 24.91 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 207 79.89 84.74
Cost of adult day services 112 60.94 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 231 39.80 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 149 6.46 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 41 73.54 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 170 4.44 9.69
College Enrollment 70 30.06 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 136 69.27 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 52 15.03 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 139 62.46 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 69 21.58 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 29 67.58 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 148 83.18 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 98 41.43 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 77 19.33 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 204 50.19 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 177 16.72 25.07
Number of YMCAs 71 14.14 12.40
Funding for Seniors 157 23.38 25.37