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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Tallahassee, FL
#97
OVERALL RANKING

Tallahassee, FL


SCORE: 80.42

#69
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 83.16
 
#135
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 79.74
 
Percent of Population 65+:  11.25%
Population 65+:  42,216
Total Population:  375,391

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General 122 75.05 75.28 -.31 %
Health Care 104 42.51 42.45 0.14 %
Wellness 210 76.39 81.88 -6.70 %
Financial 53 82.31 77.72 5.91 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
189 64.42 69.85 -7.77 %
Employment / Education 31 74.85 59.20 26.44 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
137 63.08 64.90 -2.80 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
235 42.84 54.20 -20.96 %
(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 188 43.34 52.43
Crime Rate 187 36.62 47.77
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 199 76.95 80.02
Unemployment Rate 121 39.87 41.03
Income Distribution 225 79.69 85.72
Weather 31 58.29 49.12
Fatal Car Crashes 216 6.72 11.85

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 88 14.69 15.54
Number of hospital beds 33 51.25 34.20
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 129 80.00 79.23
Expenses per Inpatient Day 93 60.59 60.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 46 21.44 9.41
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 137 20.11 25.35
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 174 24.82 36.38
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 34 17.44 5.73
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 252 .00 15.76
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 127 20.00 26.90
% of Magnet Hospitals 252 .00 6.41
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 127 11.51 13.47
Number of psychologists 131 17.89 21.04
Number of nurses 137 21.93 24.33
Number of Physical Therapists 134 32.22 35.67
ER Wait Times 209 17.44 27.98
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare Enrollment 213 87.21 90.82
Obesity rate, population 65+ 154 47.43 50.43
Diabetes Rate 190 39.26 46.23
Alzheimer's Cases 237 71.36 81.94
Number of Caregivers 178 66.31 71.15
Life Expectancy at 65 122 81.48 81.36
Number of Fitness Centers 150 35.20 40.35
Number of fast food outlets 144 61.06 64.16
Sugary drink consumption 146 70.18 74.11
Number of Golf courses, skiing, marinas, bowling 156 15.70 22.34

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of banks and financial institutions 176 49.82 55.90
Total bank deposits 154 1.12 1.72
Tax burden 146 70.42 72.59
Dependency Ratio 12 84.23 63.45
Index Growth of Small Businesses (2006-2011) 93 71.69 71.00
% of 65+ population below poverty 155 31.50 37.11
Capital Gains as % of AGI 9 74.25 43.03
Income Growth (2007-2012) 154 61.37 62.83
Amount of Reverse Mortgages 169 11.02 20.25
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median House Price 185 38.78 47.00
Median Rental Price 212 58.05 69.66
% of Houses with 65+ Residents 214 40.60 49.14
Number of Nursing Beds 220 13.42 26.73
Cost of Semi-private nursing room 158 61.30 70.35
Number of home health-care service providers 121 7.05 9.48
Continuing Care Facilities 192 8.22 15.92
Cost of assisted living 100 72.82 70.12
Nursing-home rating 11 66.20 34.13
% of seniors living in family households 123 84.88 84.74
Cost of adult day services 73 65.00 61.47

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ Employed 122 57.96 57.95
65+ Unemployment Rate 228 3.82 12.33
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 141 69.03 69.72
Output of service sector/manufacturing 8 42.59 9.69
College Enrollment 18 63.06 29.22
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 155 68.02 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 30 21.40 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 241 54.16 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 145 13.89 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 157 51.13 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 152 82.79 84.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
% of population 65+ 219 31.19 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 111 15.91 18.61
Senior Volunteer Rates 227 46.07 63.01
Number of Public Libraries 142 19.99 25.07
Number of YMCAs 85 12.54 12.40
Funding for Seniors 244 22.34 25.37