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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Sumter, SC
#118
OVERALL RANKING

Sumter, SC


SCORE: 79.76

#79
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 82.61
 
#166
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 78.37
 
Percent of Population 65+:  13.65%
Population 65+:  14,764
Total Population:  108,127

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 170 72.87 75.28 -3.20 %
Health Care 178 35.07 42.45 -17.39 %
Wellness 195 77.41 81.88 -5.46 %
Financial 137 76.72 77.72 -1.29 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
68 75.34 69.85 7.86 %
Employment / Education 8 84.22 59.20 42.26 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
132 63.43 64.90 -2.27 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
230 43.31 54.20 -20.09 %
(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 112 53.87 52.43
Crime Rate 238 29.73 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 170 78.33 80.02
Unemployment Rate 224 28.76 41.03
Income Distribution 56 89.60 85.72
Weather 55 55.59 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 209 6.94 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 212 9.20 15.54
Number of hospital beds 165 26.70 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 108 58.27 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 252 .00 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 81 31.39 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 167 25.96 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 252 .00 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 31 33.77 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 252 .00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 135 10.96 13.47
Number of psychologists 184 13.01 21.04
Number of nurses 203 16.61 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 232 18.83 35.67
ER Wait Times 191 19.72 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 89 92.76 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 235 41.07 50.43
Diabetes Rate 249 30.85 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 62 85.87 81.94
Number of Caregivers 23 83.01 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 215 76.04 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 217 24.44 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 18 82.91 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 159 69.18 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 178 14.14 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 143 53.91 55.90
Total bank deposits 245 .58 1.72
Tax burden 16 95.10 72.59
Dependency Ratio 126 61.41 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 238 66.75 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 151 32.37 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 224 27.75 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 118 62.61 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 177 10.50 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 70 54.66 47.00
Median Rental Price 103 73.66 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 128 48.98 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 118 25.79 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 84 76.63 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 146 5.58 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 63 19.88 15.92
Cost of assisted living 110 71.80 70.12
Nursing-home rating 126 30.77 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 61 88.55 84.74
Cost of adult day services 32 75.00 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 159 53.21 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 1 100.00 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 7 81.20 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 216 2.77 9.69
College Enrollment 87 27.13 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 152 68.33 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 180 4.47 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 186 60.89 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 180 11.48 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 67 60.83 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 97 87.25 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 149 37.87 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 250 4.50 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 144 57.21 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 187 15.56 25.07
Number of YMCAs 80 13.11 12.40
Funding for Seniors 233 22.96 25.37