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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Albuquerque, NM
#87
OVERALL RANKING

Albuquerque, NM


SCORE: 69.04

#89
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 69.06
 
#85
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 68.05
 
Percent of Population 65+:  13.30%
Population 65+:  119,727
Total Population:  900,464

Indicator Rank Score Average
AvgScore
Percent
+/-
% +/-
General Livability 100 78.84 87.83 -10.24 %
Health Care 69 59.33 62.09 -4.45 %
Wellness 26 75.62 72.07 4.93 %
Financial Security 92 81.93 88.25 -7.16 %
Education 22 66.03 61.67 7.07 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
64 41.52 46.42 -10.56 %
Employment 82 57.13 63.96 -10.68 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
59 68.20 69.42 -1.76 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
66 70.56 73.23 -3.65 %
(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 76 37.42 46.41
Crime rate 98 31.79 52.77
Internet access 62 81.04 83.51
Employment growth 99 80.45 86.82
Unemployment rate 90 51.22 64.06
Income distribution 55 85.11 86.33
Weather 36 67.58 65.13
Fatal car crashes 70 38.76 51.71

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare enrollment 71 88.38 62.02
Primary-care physicians 25 62.94 57.60
Nurse practitioners and physicians' assistants 44 46.95 45.49
Number of nurses 46 38.48 38.33
Number of hospital beds 80 29.38 37.22
Long-term hospitals 11 51.43 22.49
Hospitals with geriatric services 73 24.90 37.70
Hospitals with rehabilitation services 46 40.63 43.27
Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 60 0.00 11.62
Hospitals with hospice services 70 16.76 31.78
Orthopedic surgeons 17 39.04 31.70
Dialysis centers 54 36.23 40.28
Medical and diagnostic centers 41 51.86 48.95
Physical therapists 62 50.32 56.09
Expenses per inpatient day 44 63.08 62.02
Joint Commission accreditation 88 69.23 83.71
Medical school affiliation 19 68.53 45.76
Magnet hospitals 78 0.00 14.40
ER wait times 78 28.54 40.01
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 10 86.38 70.79
Smoking rate 42 28.18 30.34
Diabetes rate 11 60.73 48.54
Alzheimer's cases 92 64.48 81.26
Caregivers 16 48.75 39.21
Life expectancy at 65 30 85.99 84.59
Depression 45 43.39 43.31
Physical activity 12 85.16 65.43
Fitness and recreational sports centers 79 36.49 46.08
Fast-food outlets 55 58.42 61.73
Falls with injury 81 31.73 38.43
Binge drinking 21 45.96 40.64
Air quality 16 78.70 67.44

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 77 40.64 47.44
Total bank deposits 83 3.64 7.24
Tax burden 12 87.29 68.14
Dependency ratio 60 83.97 84.57
Growth of small businesses 86 82.15 86.25
Older adults below poverty line 95 36.12 58.57
Capital gains 70 34.93 49.15
Income growth 98 78.49 84.11
Reverse mortgages 60 7.65 15.80
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 56 41.65 44.17
Median rental price 28 76.90 69.47
Households with older adults 47 54.82 55.52
Nursing beds 89 35.13 60.28
Cost of semi-private nursing room 34 68.29 64.62
Home health-care service providers 25 16.00 15.21
Continuing-care facilities 22 27.69 23.14
Cost of assisted living 44 82.29 80.63
Nursing-home rating 65 28.18 36.99
Older adults in family homes 55 83.71 84.60
Cost of adult day services 99 35.35 55.79

Employment Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 72.79
65+ unemployment rate 30.13
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 85.90
Output of service sector/manufacturing 22.62
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Walk score 52 47.62 50.90
Commute times 39 81.78 78.27
Commuters who walk to work 55 29.67 38.41
Number of passenger trips 38 7.22 9.79
Public transport fare 8 22.22 16.65
Investment in public/senior transportation 29 73.76 67.65
Grocery stores 94 19.71 33.58
Special needs transportation 85 13.96 29.60

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 36 48.39 47.47
Arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 55 27.79 30.60
Senior volunteer rates 50 52.17 53.28
Number of public libraries 40 47.74 44.65
Number of civic and religious organizations 75 43.47 60.15
Funding for older adults 81 71.26 75.84
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 33 91.94 38.00
College enrollment 19 66.95 58.16
Number of community colleges 47 19.92 20.92
Number of universities 37 44.09 38.93