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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Amarillo, TX
#64
OVERALL RANKING

Amarillo, TX


SCORE: 68.99

#66
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 68.94
 
#55
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 70.33
 
Percent of Population 65+:  12.23%
Population 65+:  31,496
Total Population:  257,560

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 120 81.90 81.58 0.39 %
Health Care 82 54.96 50.15 9.59 %
Wellness 107 69.20 68.45 1.10 %
Financial 48 86.60 81.09 6.79 %
EducationEducation 180 56.23 71.18 -5.08 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
30 84.45 71.18 18.64 %
Employment 116 51.46 51.56 -.19 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
149 54.66 57.14 -4.34 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
170 48.70 51.89 -6.15 %
(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 191 41.97 49.09
Crime Rate 250 27.20 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 130 80.78 80.67
Unemployment Rate 12 75.32 46.80
Income Distribution 203 80.85 84.25
Weather 80 68.60 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 254 15.88 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 104 34.79 33.5
Number of hospital beds 48 42.26 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 191 66.67 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 51 41.09 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 102 27.39 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 109 17.44 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 90 33.33 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 74 15.13 13.35
Number of nurses 57 30.44 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 182 1.51 2.35
ER Wait Times 190 18.18 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 78 48.95 46.33
Smoking rate 40 18.02 13.69
Diabetes rate 59 49.44 41.83
Binge drinking 27 32.84 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 64 85.24 74.78
Caregivers 123 38.17 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 265 70.03 76.89
Depression 231 42.42 49.3
Physical activity 236 30.82 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 225 30.84 42.27
Fast-food outlets 224 30.30 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 202 10.05 17.69
Air quality 45 72.63 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 54 65.37 53.83
Total bank deposits 35 1.30 1.37
Tax burden 54 82.09 70.55
Dependency ratio 159 58.81 61.29
Small business growth 32 86.43 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 139 28.27 29.07
Capital gains 61 38.96 31.31
Income growth 34 64.27 60.52
Reverse mortgages 178 20.15 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 207 37.26 46.02
Median rental price 160 68.79 70.18
Households with older adults 223 33.09 39.04
Nursing beds 78 60.28 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 1 100.00 70.35
Home health-care service providers 8 46.64 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 147 11.03 14.8
Cost of assisted living 129 71.23 71.61
Nursing-home rating 182 14.29 22.29
Older adults in family homes 110 83.45 82.84
Cost of adult day services 1 100.00 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 47 67.88 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 186 18.54 31.34
Employment growth 45 47.66 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 160 4.84 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 36 82.70 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 215 1.06 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 67 42.84 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 213 10.15 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 225 32.74 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 111 46.91 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 224 23.98 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 69 21.86 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 212 44.68 63.01
Number of public libraries 147 21.15 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 115 66.80 12.40
Funding for older adults 207 27.48 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 176 85.18 85.93
College enrollment 152 20.69 26.46