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Large Metros

Community Engagement Indicators

METRO Community Engagement Overall % of population 65+ Number of arts,entertainment, and recreation facilities Senior volunteer rates Number of public libraries Number of YMCAs Funding for seniors
Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 1 100.00 35 49.28 3 69.30 9 75.12 38 37.94 12 70.28 47 91.56
Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, FL 2 96.29 1 100.00 13 53.88 90 45.81 100 12.53 56 21.09 93 86.95
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 3 95.58 22 52.68 42 43.11 9 75.12 8 56.99 4 87.56 47 91.56
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 4 94.83 66 42.22 7 61.27 5 92.61 2 73.73 71 13.86 6 97.13
Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, TN 5 94.43 72 40.41 2 83.30 87 48.03 50 32.16 2 96.63 44 91.59
Madison, WI 6 94.37 74 39.94 8 61.17 12 72.41 6 62.58 9 77.58 87 90.05
Pittsburgh, PA 7 93.31 6 65.26 47 40.79 28 62.56 24 43.00 10 77.45 15 95.40
Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 8 91.91 20 53.67 18 52.33 76 50.12 17 49.39 1 100.00 1 100.00
New Haven-Milford, CT 9 91.21 24 52.11 65 36.65 9 75.12 35 38.24 6 86.69 47 91.56
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 10 90.51 70 41.03 1 100.00 65 50.74 84 21.50 48 26.65 67 90.95
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 11 89.56 41 47.41 48 40.46 12 72.41 65 28.48 3 93.01 87 90.05
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 12 89.40 68 41.34 25 50.25 6 91.75 15 50.74 53 22.89 13 96.84
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 13 87.52 79 39.50 9 57.51 7 84.98 36 38.08 50 24.69 81 90.24
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 14 87.02 18 54.03 54 39.78 28 62.56 53 31.93 8 78.69 15 95.40
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 15 85.41 37 49.18 12 53.92 44 59.61 18 46.98 22 46.35 5 97.56
Springfield, MA 15 85.41 21 52.70 43 42.94 49 56.40 1 100.00 23 45.82 19 95.37
Salt Lake City, UT 17 85.01 96 32.69 15 53.36 1 100.00 59 30.90 94 4.08 28 92.84
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 18 84.41 2 81.71 19 51.84 90 45.81 97 17.06 97 2.30 93 86.95
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 19 84.08 4 65.95 83 30.65 28 62.56 45 35.77 27 44.93 15 95.40
Wichita, KS 20 83.60 51 44.82 82 31.20 4 94.58 7 59.33 76 12.18 21 95.13
Kansas City, MO-KS 21 83.38 48 44.97 70 35.74 8 81.16 31 39.76 29 43.96 41 91.86
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 22 83.36 5 65.92 68 35.92 46 57.88 25 42.92 37 36.30 24 93.45
Toledo, OH 23 82.75 27 51.53 40 43.71 58 53.20 9 53.73 13 63.58 60 91.10
Baltimore-Towson, MD 24 81.75 43 47.07 35 46.40 14 72.17 88 21.15 39 32.11 36 92.19
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 25 81.69 26 51.89 22 50.46 78 49.01 10 53.48 21 46.45 7 96.92
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 26 81.65 76 39.59 20 51.73 16 67.00 40 37.05 24 45.56 35 92.28
Provo-Orem, UT 27 81.60 100 26.06 23 50.41 1 100.00 33 39.32 92 5.16 28 92.84
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 28 81.59 58 43.80 61 37.79 42 60.75 60 30.30 5 86.94 65 91.01
Richmond, VA 29 81.39 52 44.78 45 41.45 15 67.24 27 41.87 17 51.05 37 92.17
St. Louis, MO-IL 30 80.83 29 50.46 56 39.26 27 62.81 20 46.44 25 45.50 80 90.39
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 31 79.83 38 48.77 59 38.30 28 62.56 74 25.22 14 57.06 38 91.87
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL 32 79.77 9 60.14 6 61.48 90 45.81 96 17.45 75 12.82 93 86.95
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 33 79.72 31 49.86 5 62.13 64 51.64 51 32.08 67 14.83 7 96.92
Knoxville, TN 34 79.50 17 54.97 81 31.51 87 48.03 42 36.99 7 83.89 44 91.59
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 35 79.34 42 47.20 33 46.84 17 66.63 48 33.60 52 22.94 43 91.73
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 36 79.27 30 50.26 46 40.98 43 59.98 49 32.37 30 43.30 14 95.55
Rochester, NY 37 79.11 25 52.06 36 45.98 78 49.01 13 51.40 32 41.60 7 96.92
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 38 78.43 3 77.99 58 38.67 90 45.81 82 21.72 90 5.51 93 86.95
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 39 78.08 43 47.07 55 39.66 41 62.15 37 37.97 31 42.45 57 91.17
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 40 77.89 92 34.32 69 35.80 1 100.00 73 25.35 100 0.00 28 92.84
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 41 77.22 8 64.48 44 42.58 90 45.81 93 17.71 43 30.51 93 86.95
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 42 77.15 12 57.02 53 39.80 63 52.96 54 31.78 41 30.91 22 94.07
Syracuse, NY 43 76.97 28 50.75 27 49.99 78 49.01 5 62.69 63 16.07 7 96.92
Worcester, MA 44 76.82 39 47.92 57 38.92 49 56.40 4 65.26 38 32.28 19 95.37
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 45 76.56 67 41.61 29 49.25 21 65.52 65 28.48 55 21.12 42 91.77
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 46 76.15 59 43.54 21 50.73 65 50.74 80 22.81 18 49.14 67 90.95
Colorado Springs, CO 47 75.84 89 36.44 16 53.08 24 63.79 64 28.75 49 25.88 25 93.19
Lancaster, PA 48 75.80 15 55.38 64 36.68 28 62.56 71 26.05 72 13.14 15 95.40
Greensboro-High Point, NC 49 75.55 36 49.23 51 40.10 55 54.26 72 25.48 26 45.13 84 90.10
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI 50 75.28 62 42.98 41 43.28 21 65.52 46 34.56 57 20.22 32 92.59
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 51 75.24 11 59.14 48 40.46 78 49.01 55 31.68 61 19.09 7 96.92
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 52 75.03 13 56.84 76 34.09 58 53.20 23 43.84 47 26.92 60 91.10
Boise City-Nampa, ID 53 75.01 75 39.63 30 48.60 26 63.05 22 44.59 74 12.97 2 99.48
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 54 74.90 45 47.05 34 46.76 65 50.74 61 30.26 36 36.78 67 90.95
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 55 74.72 87 37.33 28 49.75 45 58.41 65 28.48 35 39.17 79 90.70
Charleston-North Charleston-Summersville, SC 56 74.25 60 43.52 39 44.32 28 62.56 47 33.72 62 17.56 38 91.87
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 57 73.94 54 44.54 14 53.84 78 49.01 14 51.20 77 11.28 7 96.92
Austin-Round Rock, TX 58 73.88 99 29.58 26 50.24 35 62.36 57 30.91 28 44.33 51 91.48
Akron, OH 59 73.84 23 52.44 66 36.54 58 53.20 28 41.71 45 27.37 60 91.10
San Antonio, TX 60 73.59 73 40.40 89 27.84 35 62.36 85 21.46 11 70.71 51 91.48
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 61 73.55 83 38.16 17 52.41 24 63.79 63 29.24 86 7.40 25 93.19
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 62 73.41 71 40.91 37 45.17 18 66.26 44 35.92 83 7.98 78 90.92
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 63 73.00 88 37.30 31 47.54 23 64.41 95 17.54 58 19.93 4 99.11
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 64 72.63 40 47.55 10 56.22 98 41.63 32 39.35 69 14.55 33 92.37
Dayton, OH 65 72.53 14 55.50 86 29.00 58 53.20 16 50.19 51 24.40 60 91.10
Chattanooga, TN-GA 66 72.30 16 55.05 85 29.03 86 48.40 79 23.01 19 48.92 31 92.78
Tulsa, OK 67 72.29 46 46.94 73 34.83 19 65.76 29 40.71 84 7.84 89 89.96
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 68 72.25 33 49.56 11 55.96 90 45.81 92 17.88 80 9.66 93 86.95
Oklahoma City, OK 69 72.05 56 44.27 62 37.27 19 65.76 68 26.48 65 15.33 89 89.96
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 70 71.80 61 43.23 50 40.12 51 56.16 11 52.94 59 19.92 58 91.14
Tucson, AZ 71 70.81 10 59.37 88 28.17 47 56.65 78 24.19 82 8.58 82 90.18
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 72 70.23 64 42.56 52 39.91 65 50.74 74 25.22 34 39.84 67 90.95
Jacksonville, FL 73 70.03 55 44.53 32 47.08 90 45.81 77 24.26 44 29.52 93 86.95
Raleigh-Cary, NC 74 69.95 97 32.51 24 50.26 55 54.26 62 29.90 40 31.59 84 90.10
Honolulu, HI 75 69.74 19 53.90 78 32.77 87 48.03 26 42.42 70 14.52 3 99.24
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 76 69.60 94 32.88 74 34.61 35 62.36 69 26.22 20 48.22 51 91.48
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 77 68.82 7 64.59 91 27.19 90 45.81 90 20.66 73 13.07 93 86.95
Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 78 68.50 32 49.67 72 34.87 51 56.16 70 26.09 89 5.90 58 91.14
Columbia, SC 79 68.14 65 42.27 75 34.59 28 62.56 43 36.04 93 5.08 38 91.87
Jackson, MS 80 68.13 63 42.70 87 28.91 57 53.69 3 72.83 54 21.90 50 91.52
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 81 67.55 77 39.58 4 63.40 100 41.38 98 15.16 98 2.01 91 89.43
Albuquerque, NM 82 67.27 57 44.15 71 35.68 54 55.17 34 38.42 78 10.59 92 87.49
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 83 66.93 69 41.26 77 33.17 65 50.74 83 21.61 33 41.15 67 90.95
Columbus, OH 84 66.77 82 39.22 60 38.06 58 53.20 39 37.32 60 19.91 60 91.10
El Paso, TX 85 66.36 85 37.63 99 18.73 35 62.36 91 18.34 15 56.79 51 91.48
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 86 66.12 81 39.30 93 26.32 77 50.05 57 30.91 16 55.70 44 91.59
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 87 66.09 34 49.49 90 27.58 83 48.77 12 52.31 68 14.59 66 90.98
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 88 65.65 47 45.99 92 26.42 53 55.67 21 45.96 79 10.05 27 93.04
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 89 64.82 49 44.96 63 36.99 85 48.43 41 37.03 91 5.40 86 90.09
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 90 64.62 50 44.84 80 31.96 47 56.65 99 14.68 85 7.62 82 90.18
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 91 64.19 98 31.62 84 30.15 35 62.36 87 21.28 42 30.80 51 91.48
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 92 63.18 53 44.71 79 32.31 65 50.74 76 25.04 87 7.07 67 90.95
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 93 63.08 93 33.84 38 44.59 83 48.77 56 30.99 81 8.91 23 93.76
Baton Rouge, LA 94 61.87 77 39.58 67 36.37 98 41.63 19 46.84 66 15.08 33 92.37
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 95 59.03 86 37.50 94 23.06 65 50.74 89 20.91 46 27.19 67 90.95
Fresno, CA 96 58.06 89 36.44 96 22.60 65 50.74 30 39.98 64 15.75 67 90.95
Stockton, CA 97 55.64 84 37.68 97 22.52 65 50.74 86 21.29 88 5.99 67 90.95
Modesto, CA 98 55.39 80 39.41 98 20.32 65 50.74 81 22.71 95 3.94 67 90.95
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 99 54.82 91 34.44 100 15.72 35 62.36 94 17.56 100 0.00 51 91.48
Bakersfield, CA 100 53.88 95 32.78 95 23.05 65 50.74 52 31.95 96 2.66 67 90.95