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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Savannah, GA
#126
OVERALL RANKING

Savannah, GA


SCORE: 79.42

#114
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 80.54
 
#104
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 81.29
 
Percent of Population 65+:  12.11%
Population 65+:  43,905
Total Population:  362,441

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 76 77.38 75.28 2.79 %
Health Care 81 46.83 42.45 10.32 %
Wellness 161 79.29 81.88 -3.16 %
Financial 134 77.00 77.72 -.93 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
180 65.39 69.85 -6.39 %
Employment / Education 129 56.37 59.20 -4.78 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
79 67.31 64.90 3.71 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
199 46.48 54.20 -14.24 %
(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 113 53.82 52.43
Crime Rate 143 43.34 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 136 79.50 80.02
Unemployment Rate 163 35.53 41.03
Income Distribution 191 82.32 85.72
Weather 39 57.06 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 85 12.36 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 39 19.60 15.54
Number of hospital beds 70 42.61 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 20 81.01 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 47 21.39 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 89 29.96 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 130 32.94 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 144 14.29 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 47 14.29 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 101 12.93 13.47
Number of psychologists 199 11.84 21.04
Number of nurses 100 24.86 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 85 40.07 35.67
ER Wait Times 203 18.29 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 202 88.05 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 58 54.36 50.43
Diabetes Rate 171 40.78 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 69 85.48 81.94
Number of Caregivers 35 79.38 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 196 77.18 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 169 32.81 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 225 52.76 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 133 71.53 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 81 24.59 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 133 54.62 55.90
Total bank deposits 119 1.22 1.72
Tax burden 74 81.48 72.59
Dependency Ratio 57 67.27 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 65 72.91 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 112 37.02 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 183 31.81 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 89 63.60 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 200 8.29 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 141 44.24 47.00
Median Rental Price 217 56.79 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 192 43.20 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 202 15.24 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 69 77.90 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 66 10.85 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 127 12.76 15.92
Cost of assisted living 55 76.54 70.12
Nursing-home rating 146 29.49 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 140 84.10 84.74
Cost of adult day services 112 60.94 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 133 56.15 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 172 5.59 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 117 69.95 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 117 6.35 9.69
College Enrollment 65 31.05 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 202 64.53 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 39 17.73 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 139 62.46 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 160 12.89 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 44 64.64 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 120 86.07 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 194 33.59 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 89 18.17 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 204 50.19 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 87 27.28 25.07
Number of YMCAs 193 4.16 12.40
Funding for Seniors 157 23.38 25.37