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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Carson City, NV
#126
OVERALL RANKING

Carson City, NV


SCORE: 66.72

#123
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 66.83
 
#146
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 66.50
 
Percent of Population 65+:  17.81%
Population 65+:  9,727
Total Population:  54,616

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 125 81.72 81.58 0.17 %
Health Care 170 45.89 50.15 -8.49 %
Wellness 32 75.60 68.45 10.45 %
Financial 68 85.20 81.09 5.07 %
EducationEducation 56 63.17 71.18 6.63 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
189 66.83 71.18 -6.11 %
Employment 227 42.55 51.56 -17.47 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
157 54.21 57.14 -5.13 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
133 50.80 51.89 -2.10 %
(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 172 45.43 49.09
Crime Rate 30 62.77 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 270 73.98 80.67
Unemployment Rate 253 32.50 46.80
Income Distribution 71 86.36 84.25
Weather 108 64.92 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 94 32.49 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 130 32.70 33.5
Number of hospital beds 152 25.65 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 203 0.00 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 81 31.04 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 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 219 7.32 13.35
Number of nurses 86 27.40 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 142 1.84 2.35
ER Wait Times 225 15.71 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 39 52.84 46.33
Smoking rate 161 10.50 13.69
Diabetes rate 63 48.44 41.83
Binge drinking 233 12.76 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 4 97.16 74.78
Caregivers 256 26.11 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 175 75.02 76.89
Depression 57 55.00 49.3
Physical activity 26 50.58 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 35 57.46 42.27
Fast-food outlets 268 26.33 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 105 17.50 17.69
Air quality 7 90.16 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 3 89.80 53.83
Total bank deposits 47 1.21 1.37
Tax burden 72 81.88 70.55
Dependency ratio 154 58.90 61.29
Small business growth 280 69.94 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 217 21.80 29.07
Capital gains 3 70.60 31.31
Income growth 268 55.77 60.52
Reverse mortgages 216 13.17 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 178 40.69 46.02
Median rental price 101 74.66 70.18
Households with older adults 24 47.48 39.04
Nursing beds 165 43.47 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 161 59.32 70.35
Home health-care service providers 204 7.60 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 79 17.50 14.8
Cost of assisted living 76 77.98 71.61
Nursing-home rating 229 0.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 279 73.51 82.84
Cost of adult day services 168 50.00 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 88 60.32 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 278 5.81 31.34
Employment growth 257 39.61 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 104 7.89 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 9 91.62 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 182 1.76 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 266 21.87 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 127 16.79 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 200 35.52 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 155 41.98 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 33 36.19 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 7 63.25 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 274 37.89 63.01
Number of public libraries 245 11.94 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 272 20.68 12.40
Funding for older adults 275 26.37 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 42 92.75 85.93
College enrollment 82 26.85 26.46