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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
#208
OVERALL RANKING

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX


SCORE: 63.99

#203
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 64.26
 
#179
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 65.05
 
Percent of Population 65+:  13.57%
Population 65+:  54,786
Total Population:  403,711

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 178 80.10 81.58 -1.81 %
Health Care 261 37.09 50.15 -26.04 %
Wellness 202 64.47 68.45 -5.81 %
Financial 94 83.63 81.09 3.13 %
EducationEducation 248 51.57 71.18 -12.95 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
19 86.10 71.18 20.96 %
Employment 212 43.58 51.56 -15.48 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
200 52.33 57.14 -8.42 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
192 47.43 51.89 -8.60 %
(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 153 47.65 49.09
Crime Rate 193 34.52 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 182 79.00 80.67
Unemployment Rate 230 35.07 46.80
Income Distribution 250 77.55 84.25
Weather 29 77.81 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 264 14.93 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 242 22.07 33.5
Number of hospital beds 140 26.98 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 270 30.00 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 194 7.97 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 106 26.56 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 140 0.00 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 177 0.00 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 63 10.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 214 7.53 13.35
Number of nurses 194 19.20 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 275 0.72 2.35
ER Wait Times 188 18.30 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 187 42.47 46.33
Smoking rate 76 14.61 13.69
Diabetes rate 148 40.17 41.83
Binge drinking 53 25.89 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 61 85.78 74.78
Caregivers 158 34.69 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 255 70.61 76.89
Depression 169 46.19 49.3
Physical activity 256 29.43 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 203 34.18 42.27
Fast-food outlets 149 33.71 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 249 7.64 17.69
Air quality 179 55.67 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 170 50.50 53.83
Total bank deposits 173 0.81 1.37
Tax burden 54 82.09 70.55
Dependency ratio 137 60.13 61.29
Small business growth 88 82.59 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 226 21.29 29.07
Capital gains 61 38.96 31.31
Income growth 76 61.66 60.52
Reverse mortgages 163 22.48 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 143 44.85 46.02
Median rental price 123 72.79 70.18
Households with older adults 129 38.71 39.04
Nursing beds 47 72.15 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 1 100.00 70.35
Home health-care service providers 11 38.03 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 225 7.29 14.8
Cost of assisted living 129 71.23 71.61
Nursing-home rating 228 3.85 22.29
Older adults in family homes 194 80.64 82.84
Cost of adult day services 1 100.00 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 205 48.87 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 93 30.85 31.34
Employment growth 260 39.32 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 279 0.91 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 126 71.83 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 271 6.22 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 145 42.03 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 177 40.28 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 181 26.66 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 178 13.25 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 213 44.67 63.01
Number of public libraries 155 20.47 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 77 72.21 12.40
Funding for older adults 192 27.50 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 209 82.69 85.93
College enrollment 264 13.40 26.46