Best Cities for Successful Aging | Large Metros General Indicators
Large Metros

General Indicators

METRO General Indicators Overall Cost of living Crime rate % binge drinkers Employment growth Unemployment rate Income distribution Weather Fatal car crashes
Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 1 100.00 92 33.05 4 78.39 55 22.78 80 82.98 76 47.73 17 89.15 2 96.05 11 70.27
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 2 96.35 97 26.76 17 62.06 81 20.34 69 84.41 73 48.95 48 85.78 1 100.00 14 61.08
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 3 93.71 96 27.29 20 60.05 46 23.76 86 82.35 88 43.39 95 80.58 2 96.05 10 70.30
Tucson, AZ 4 92.97 75 40.90 1 100.00 66 21.43 62 85.48 47 57.06 74 83.55 22 67.47 71 33.13
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 5 92.05 2 94.72 41 50.37 90 18.85 98 78.61 93 40.34 81 82.83 16 72.27 66 35.80
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 6 90.22 99 21.98 16 63.08 11 32.73 43 86.92 80 45.57 37 86.55 7 82.45 7 75.55
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 7 90.15 86 36.60 36 52.38 73 20.93 94 80.67 95 35.64 21 88.74 4 94.80 62 36.89
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 8 89.10 40 55.85 19 61.09 66 21.43 81 82.92 13 69.90 91 81.09 24 64.37 28 52.45
Lancaster, PA 9 89.00 59 46.22 2 80.06 60 22.22 60 85.63 16 68.41 2 96.74 31 59.42 76 31.11
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 10 88.29 98 25.58 56 43.26 31 25.71 70 84.33 71 49.90 90 81.78 6 83.69 1 100.00
Bakersfield, CA 11 87.53 80 39.00 77 38.12 55 22.78 18 89.62 97 32.47 44 85.97 5 92.31 79 30.17
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 12 87.33 57 46.73 51 45.92 34 25.17 90 81.32 92 41.09 21 88.74 8 82.21 42 43.93
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 13 86.82 8 73.32 60 42.43 19 28.13 88 81.60 85 44.71 29 88.13 21 70.03 81 29.92
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 14 86.79 47 52.69 59 42.56 57 22.64 74 83.57 53 55.83 37 86.55 11 74.77 48 41.49
Provo-Orem, UT 15 86.13 94 32.31 7 74.93 2 94.74 6 92.12 21 66.49 3 93.24 69 43.48 18 58.01
Honolulu, HI 16 85.73 100 16.07 57 42.96 76 20.69 39 87.02 2 92.49 4 92.34 13 73.47 25 55.15
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 17 85.66 22 64.14 85 35.23 49 23.38 3 95.39 33 60.97 93 80.92 26 63.99 65 36.58
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 18 84.91 18 65.90 95 31.48 25 26.87 1 100.00 87 43.68 97 78.14 23 65.75 51 41.33
Modesto, CA 19 84.31 28 61.73 81 36.13 25 26.87 93 81.01 100 29.62 11 90.82 10 76.66 59 38.18
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 20 83.92 52 48.87 23 59.09 4 43.37 12 90.32 20 66.61 1 100.00 74 42.23 3 81.22
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 21 83.78 30 60.59 66 40.56 19 28.13 79 83.01 91 41.13 35 87.53 18 71.28 93 26.02
Pittsburgh, PA 22 83.68 7 75.84 10 71.27 82 20.22 28 87.93 26 64.28 66 84.28 93 36.88 44 43.25
El Paso, TX 23 83.57 58 46.41 40 50.59 34 25.17 24 88.53 35 60.44 77 83.37 29 60.57 31 51.57
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 24 83.53 89 34.26 13 66.69 72 21.02 20 88.88 17 67.04 86 82.13 48 50.74 2 89.32
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 25 83.29 15 67.56 55 45.26 94 18.46 13 90.19 1 100.00 29 88.13 82 40.35 56 39.39
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 26 83.08 81 38.80 30 54.39 33 25.26 14 90.07 5 83.10 21 88.74 46 51.74 27 53.53
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 27 82.81 63 44.89 34 52.93 66 21.43 56 86.23 45 57.34 86 82.13 28 60.67 24 55.79
Boise City-Nampa, ID 28 82.38 60 46.15 5 76.52 17 29.03 33 87.38 59 53.60 9 91.47 63 44.61 15 58.47
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 29 82.36 38 56.77 75 38.19 59 22.36 92 81.06 89 42.65 68 84.10 14 72.52 85 28.79
Jacksonville, FL 30 82.33 42 55.54 89 33.98 57 22.64 64 85.27 78 46.13 42 86.16 17 71.67 86 27.84
Austin-Round Rock, TX 31 82.21 72 41.89 72 38.82 88 19.57 2 98.23 8 72.40 41 86.35 33 57.87 39 46.87
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 32 81.98 51 49.01 80 36.33 30 26.09 47 86.80 82 45.08 50 85.59 18 71.28 74 32.38
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 33 81.86 33 59.81 27 55.98 84 19.89 10 91.34 4 85.26 26 88.53 80 40.44 69 33.53
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 34 81.85 27 62.07 69 39.34 27 26.67 7 91.78 29 62.32 79 83.01 42 52.61 38 46.88
Baton Rouge, LA 35 81.83 52 48.87 87 34.18 50 23.23 8 91.57 15 69.12 78 83.19 27 63.12 84 28.84
Toledo, OH 36 81.40 4 84.97 9 72.39 71 21.05 97 79.39 79 45.79 44 85.97 90 37.88 68 33.69
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 37 81.31 35 58.13 11 68.92 53 23.08 38 87.05 22 66.06 9 91.47 73 42.27 92 26.05
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 38 80.69 84 37.28 6 76.14 39 24.83 46 86.82 27 63.74 6 92.12 66 44.30 35 48.69
San Antonio, TX 39 80.68 48 51.08 97 28.57 92 18.56 4 95.34 10 70.42 73 83.73 32 59.11 64 36.75
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 40 80.67 24 63.22 58 42.73 17 29.03 59 85.69 69 50.42 66 84.28 39 55.06 55 39.97
Jackson, MS 41 80.53 39 56.18 68 39.84 9 34.62 51 86.50 31 61.41 79 83.01 35 57.67 97 23.29
Raleigh-Cary, NC 42 80.48 85 36.87 24 58.38 15 30.00 5 94.55 38 59.63 14 90.19 47 51.60 58 38.21
Stockton, CA 43 80.34 83 38.45 90 33.85 42 24.49 91 81.10 99 29.79 26 88.53 9 81.70 75 31.61
Knoxville, TN 44 80.29 49 50.22 63 42.26 1 100.00 30 87.73 25 65.01 74 83.55 58 45.63 94 25.90
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 45 80.22 95 28.57 3 79.76 28 26.52 27 88.07 42 58.05 99 76.59 60 45.54 9 71.20
Rochester, NY 46 80.16 11 71.15 29 55.54 22 27.69 50 86.54 28 63.72 29 88.13 95 36.75 36 48.64
Oklahoma City, OK 47 80.04 37 57.76 78 36.71 23 27.07 19 89.59 6 78.35 71 83.91 50 50.20 82 29.30
Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, FL 48 79.92 34 59.16 96 30.22 41 24.66 99 76.97 90 42.22 81 82.83 18 71.28 80 29.97
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 49 79.84 25 62.95 98 28.02 10 33.33 15 89.84 7 73.59 54 85.40 43 52.39 95 24.88
Worcester, MA 50 79.75 74 41.02 15 65.68 99 16.98 48 86.74 55 55.36 13 90.40 55 48.29 19 58.00
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 51 79.69 5 82.74 38 52.06 86 19.78 87 81.94 52 56.08 88 81.95 92 37.19 17 58.12
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL 52 79.64 65 43.09 94 33.20 23 27.07 82 82.81 83 45.03 97 78.14 15 72.49 61 37.03
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 53 79.58 46 53.37 64 42.07 77 20.57 89 81.55 96 33.88 16 89.56 25 64.25 34 49.34
Akron, OH 54 79.21 3 89.38 48 46.91 97 17.65 78 83.04 64 52.19 50 85.59 96 35.94 20 57.16
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 55 79.19 26 62.54 91 33.60 16 29.27 41 86.96 46 57.33 81 82.83 37 56.52 100 22.90
Fresno, CA 56 78.79 90 34.07 71 39.21 11 32.73 71 84.25 98 30.74 64 84.46 12 74.62 70 33.44
Richmond, VA 56 78.79 70 42.34 26 56.46 77 20.57 49 86.64 18 66.81 34 87.73 52 49.41 60 37.68
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 58 78.78 44 53.82 35 52.46 84 19.89 66 84.89 9 71.42 19 88.94 88 38.13 4 78.30
Baltimore-Towson, MD 59 78.70 77 40.20 62 42.32 61 22.09 32 87.59 23 65.50 50 85.59 36 56.56 46 42.64
Wichita, KS 59 78.70 13 69.42 83 35.71 50 23.23 31 87.69 19 66.80 15 89.98 57 45.84 78 30.83
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 61 78.66 21 64.17 12 68.34 100 16.82 58 86.06 61 53.35 44 85.97 85 38.50 67 34.36
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 62 78.43 41 55.62 92 33.54 21 27.91 73 83.79 44 57.41 93 80.92 30 60.29 99 22.92
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 63 78.38 73 41.74 8 74.54 98 17.56 75 83.29 30 62.10 100 72.56 70 42.93 23 55.89
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 63 78.38 1 100.00 46 47.19 63 21.82 95 79.93 81 45.21 54 85.40 98 35.79 72 32.74
Tulsa, OK 65 78.34 19 64.79 69 39.34 37 25.00 25 88.47 24 65.38 68 84.10 56 46.90 89 26.89
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 66 78.12 64 44.88 31 54.09 66 21.43 22 88.67 43 57.50 61 85.02 59 45.59 13 64.80
Columbia, SC 67 77.86 45 53.58 82 35.78 37 25.00 57 86.13 54 55.57 37 86.55 34 57.77 98 23.19
Syracuse, NY 68 77.76 23 64.07 18 61.19 34 25.17 54 86.31 34 60.75 21 88.74 99 34.75 57 39.00
Madison, WI 69 77.60 68 42.77 21 59.64 91 18.75 23 88.55 3 87.27 37 86.55 93 36.88 52 41.30
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 70 77.54 12 70.53 44 47.87 92 18.56 35 87.25 32 61.40 71 83.91 97 35.86 21 57.01
Kansas City, MO-KS 71 77.45 29 60.74 37 52.09 54 22.93 34 87.32 48 56.75 33 87.93 76 41.92 63 36.76
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 72 77.37 55 47.03 22 59.40 77 20.57 42 86.95 11 70.33 19 88.94 87 38.24 29 52.15
Charleston-North Charleston-Summersville, SC 73 77.27 82 38.51 43 48.28 75 20.81 16 89.81 57 55.12 64 84.46 37 56.52 91 26.08
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 74 76.77 61 45.97 28 55.77 63 21.82 11 90.35 49 56.56 42 86.16 67 44.18 53 40.98
St. Louis, MO-IL 74 76.77 14 68.13 47 46.97 83 20.00 61 85.53 66 51.57 54 85.40 75 42.11 54 40.18
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 76 76.45 78 39.89 67 40.42 96 18.09 62 85.48 12 69.96 8 91.90 51 49.93 30 51.88
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 77 76.39 10 71.66 76 38.18 39 24.83 45 86.87 51 56.42 48 85.78 79 40.49 50 41.35
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 78 76.15 6 78.60 32 53.48 45 24.16 85 82.64 72 49.29 17 89.15 100 34.30 73 32.63
Colorado Springs, CO 79 75.87 67 42.83 39 51.74 31 25.71 55 86.30 60 53.56 4 92.34 65 44.35 22 56.51
Springfield, MA 80 75.78 66 43.06 42 50.20 94 18.46 36 87.22 50 56.49 36 86.94 70 42.93 8 71.68
Chattanooga, TN-GA 81 75.75 36 57.78 86 34.81 5 39.56 68 84.44 39 59.25 91 81.09 53 49.01 96 24.36
Albuquerque, NM 82 75.74 76 40.86 88 34.11 7 36.00 37 87.14 41 58.95 29 88.13 41 52.93 45 42.65
Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, TN 83 75.59 54 48.22 61 42.38 3 45.57 26 88.40 37 59.69 44 85.97 61 45.11 87 27.83
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 84 75.58 20 64.50 49 46.63 86 19.78 72 84.13 63 52.99 61 85.02 81 40.42 37 47.22
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 85 75.52 16 67.38 99 27.35 8 34.95 76 83.15 65 51.69 84 82.30 48 50.74 90 26.74
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 86 75.48 87 36.19 14 66.04 29 26.28 29 87.92 58 54.99 6 92.12 78 40.57 47 42.47
Dayton, OH 87 75.44 9 73.07 54 45.45 47 23.68 96 79.91 75 47.85 54 85.40 83 39.88 40 44.89
Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 88 74.94 79 39.22 25 58.02 80 20.45 77 83.05 84 44.95 58 85.21 54 48.34 33 50.60
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 89 74.81 31 60.51 50 45.99 61 22.09 53 86.35 70 50.01 58 85.21 68 43.59 88 27.73
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 90 74.79 71 42.05 74 38.39 11 32.73 17 89.77 86 44.42 95 80.58 39 53.06 43 43.81
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 91 74.75 91 33.47 33 53.19 42 24.49 40 87.01 74 48.69 21 88.74 64 44.44 6 75.99
Salt Lake City, UT 92 74.44 88 35.80 93 33.41 14 31.58 8 91.57 14 69.30 11 90.82 62 44.72 16 58.15
Greensboro-High Point, NC 93 73.77 43 55.06 84 35.47 48 23.53 83 82.79 77 46.53 88 81.95 45 51.81 77 30.89
Columbus, OH 94 73.36 32 59.96 79 36.49 66 21.43 44 86.89 36 59.92 50 85.59 84 38.82 41 44.46
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 95 72.85 50 49.33 100 23.80 6 36.36 52 86.48 62 53.08 68 84.10 44 52.09 83 28.99
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI 96 72.15 56 46.92 45 47.62 73 20.93 67 84.45 68 50.67 84 82.30 89 38.12 12 66.73
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 97 71.70 93 32.99 73 38.52 52 23.15 21 88.77 56 55.35 26 88.53 77 41.83 5 76.25
Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 98 71.61 17 67.25 53 45.62 42 24.49 100 75.11 94 38.07 74 83.55 86 38.33 32 51.10
New Haven-Milford, CT 99 71.05 69 42.50 52 45.74 63 21.82 84 82.68 67 51.36 63 84.84 70 42.93 49 41.47
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 100 70.87 62 45.85 65 41.26 89 19.05 65 85.19 40 59.23 58 85.21 91 37.38 26 54.76