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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Spartanburg, SC
#204
OVERALL RANKING

Spartanburg, SC


SCORE: 75.67

#214
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 76.48
 
#199
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 76.90
 
Percent of Population 65+:  14.61%
Population 65+:  46,284
Total Population:  316,856

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 167 73.19 75.28 -2.78 %
Health Care 189 33.78 42.45 -20.42 %
Wellness 160 79.31 81.88 -3.14 %
Financial 91 79.37 77.72 2.12 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
108 72.28 69.85 3.48 %
Employment / Education 216 47.94 59.20 -19.02 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
221 58.11 64.90 -10.46 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
197 46.51 54.20 -14.19 %
(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 174 45.10 52.43
Crime Rate 167 39.81 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 141 79.37 80.02
Unemployment Rate 192 32.95 41.03
Income Distribution 60 89.43 85.72
Weather 86 53.81 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 204 7.06 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 140 12.38 15.54
Number of hospital beds 150 28.28 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 143 75.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 108 58.27 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 45 22.39 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 184 10.34 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 249 8.57 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 137 11.10 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 110 25.00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 23 25.00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 152 10.33 13.47
Number of psychologists 195 12.24 21.04
Number of nurses 131 22.23 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 202 22.09 35.67
ER Wait Times 224 15.96 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 32 95.60 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 121 49.65 50.43
Diabetes Rate 214 36.31 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 62 85.87 81.94
Number of Caregivers 23 83.01 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 226 75.52 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 107 41.70 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 115 64.18 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 153 69.54 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 227 10.18 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 91 60.56 55.90
Total bank deposits 190 .97 1.72
Tax burden 16 95.10 72.59
Dependency Ratio 146 60.23 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 230 67.18 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 236 20.75 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 224 27.75 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 164 61.17 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 33 34.79 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 127 46.03 47.00
Median Rental Price 71 77.03 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 102 50.09 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 163 20.57 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 84 76.63 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 178 4.42 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 106 14.41 15.92
Cost of assisted living 110 71.80 70.12
Nursing-home rating 210 16.67 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 92 86.32 84.74
Cost of adult day services 32 75.00 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 196 48.54 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 177 5.53 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 199 66.23 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 240 1.94 9.69
College Enrollment 152 21.67 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 155 68.02 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 204 3.53 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 186 60.89 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 218 8.44 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 123 54.60 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 203 78.62 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 112 40.51 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 187 11.85 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 144 57.21 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 162 17.93 25.07
Number of YMCAs 191 4.33 12.40
Funding for Seniors 233 22.96 25.37