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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Brownsville-Harlingen, TX
#154
OVERALL RANKING

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX


SCORE: 65.41

#170
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 65.24
 
#80
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 68.93
 
Percent of Population 65+:  11.59%
Population 65+:  48,182
Total Population:  415,551

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 52 85.53 81.58 4.84 %
Health Care 199 43.93 50.15 -12.40 %
Wellness 84 70.49 68.45 2.98 %
Financial 178 79.23 81.09 -2.29 %
EducationEducation 279 37.47 71.18 -36.75 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
1 100.00 71.18 40.49 %
Employment 259 38.53 51.56 -25.27 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
237 48.21 57.14 -15.63 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
274 38.09 51.89 -26.59 %
(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 78 57.06 49.09
Crime Rate 204 33.46 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 67 83.03 80.67
Unemployment Rate 248 33.19 46.80
Income Distribution 250 77.55 84.25
Weather 31 77.48 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 29 48.21 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 205 25.79 33.5
Number of hospital beds 110 30.15 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 133 87.50 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 147 17.73 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 133 23.64 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 96 22.58 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 165 12.50 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 259 4.60 13.35
Number of nurses 216 17.45 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 246 1.04 2.35
ER Wait Times 203 17.20 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 118 46.48 46.33
Smoking rate 9 35.24 13.69
Diabetes rate 51 50.38 41.83
Binge drinking 121 17.96 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 80 83.28 74.78
Caregivers 111 39.30 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 33 82.85 76.89
Depression 213 43.55 49.3
Physical activity 189 33.72 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 269 18.08 42.27
Fast-food outlets 36 41.49 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 274 5.10 17.69
Air quality 88 63.95 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 216 43.64 53.83
Total bank deposits 253 0.56 1.37
Tax burden 54 82.09 70.55
Dependency ratio 269 47.64 61.29
Small business growth 147 80.59 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 280 9.67 29.07
Capital gains 61 38.96 31.31
Income growth 81 61.55 60.52
Reverse mortgages 171 20.80 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 3 82.24 46.02
Median rental price 27 84.38 70.18
Households with older adults 97 40.14 39.04
Nursing beds 233 31.93 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 1 100.00 70.35
Home health-care service providers 2 95.85 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 260 5.01 14.8
Cost of assisted living 129 71.23 71.61
Nursing-home rating 229 0.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 5 94.06 82.84
Cost of adult day services 1 100.00 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 259 39.47 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 248 12.37 31.34
Employment growth 75 46.28 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 80 9.53 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 72 77.66 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 119 2.92 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 277 18.63 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 184 12.49 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 262 26.85 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 129 45.58 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 231 23.41 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 193 12.43 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 215 44.65 63.01
Number of public libraries 250 11.24 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 237 37.22 12.40
Funding for older adults 197 27.49 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 279 53.58 85.93
College enrollment 205 17.68 26.46