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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Casper, WY
#25
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Casper, WY


SCORE: 72.17

#26
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 72.25
 
#48
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 70.69
 
Percent of Population 65+:  12.61%
Population 65+:  9,921
Total Population:  78,665

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 139 81.31 81.58 -.33 %
Health Care 60 57.79 50.15 15.23 %
Wellness 30 76.00 68.45 11.03 %
Financial 4 98.11 81.09 20.99 %
EducationEducation 82 60.65 71.18 2.38 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
200 65.38 71.18 -8.15 %
Employment 48 60.49 51.56 17.32 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
215 50.88 57.14 -10.96 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
17 69.27 51.89 33.49 %
(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 31 64.69 49.09
Crime Rate 97 46.65 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 64 83.13 80.67
Unemployment Rate 103 49.16 46.80
Income Distribution 42 88.37 84.25
Weather 216 52.70 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 281 8.39 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 83 37.53 33.5
Number of hospital beds 38 45.16 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 165 75.00 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 41 43.64 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 273 0.00 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 61 15.95 13.35
Number of nurses 31 34.80 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 154 1.74 2.35
ER Wait Times 102 25.45 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 120 46.24 46.33
Smoking rate 226 8.79 13.69
Diabetes rate 78 45.94 41.83
Binge drinking 180 15.33 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 279 30.77 74.78
Caregivers 2 99.04 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 159 75.43 76.89
Depression 105 50.85 49.3
Physical activity 124 37.99 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 13 65.77 42.27
Fast-food outlets 97 36.46 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 86 20.45 17.69
Air quality 10 85.94 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 78 62.20 53.83
Total bank deposits 14 1.63 1.37
Tax burden 187 62.23 70.55
Dependency ratio 41 68.12 61.29
Small business growth 143 80.66 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 16 47.00 29.07
Capital gains 1 100.00 31.31
Income growth 7 71.74 60.52
Reverse mortgages 83 35.02 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 185 40.10 46.02
Median rental price 198 64.90 70.18
Households with older adults 235 31.94 39.04
Nursing beds 101 55.35 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 139 63.64 70.35
Home health-care service providers 261 3.60 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 94 14.99 14.8
Cost of assisted living 217 64.74 71.61
Nursing-home rating 229 0.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 251 77.48 82.84
Cost of adult day services 32 70.00 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 30 73.34 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 128 24.08 31.34
Employment growth 71 46.53 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 31 19.65 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 22 85.00 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 179 1.79 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 221 30.20 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 240 8.54 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 265 26.13 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+ 220 24.19 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 71 21.53 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 115 55.47 63.01
Number of public libraries 131 22.30 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 79 72.05 12.40
Funding for older adults 3 85.08 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 28 94.09 85.93
College enrollment 166 19.61 26.46