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Best Cities for Successful Aging | College Station-Bryan, TX
#28
OVERALL RANKING

College Station-Bryan, TX


SCORE: 71.99

#24
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 72.34
 
#29
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 71.99
 
Percent of Population 65+:  9.25%
Population 65+:  21,656
Total Population:  234,209

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 36 87.44 81.58 7.18 %
Health Care 102 52.13 50.15 3.95 %
Wellness 74 71.56 68.45 4.54 %
Financial 18 90.29 81.09 11.35 %
EducationEducation 9 82.24 71.18 38.83 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
47 80.58 71.18 13.21 %
Employment 89 54.27 51.56 5.26 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
91 59.37 57.14 3.90 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
212 46.28 51.89 -10.81 %
(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 194 41.75 49.09
Crime Rate 123 42.75 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 38 84.82 80.67
Unemployment Rate 24 66.57 46.80
Income Distribution 264 76.00 84.25
Weather 57 72.58 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 70 36.22 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 32 47.10 33.5
Number of hospital beds 166 24.47 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 52 38.74 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 81 24.67 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 73 40.00 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 76 14.98 13.35
Number of nurses 38 33.63 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 259 0.94 2.35
ER Wait Times 63 31.82 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 88 47.81 46.33
Smoking rate 163 10.48 13.69
Diabetes rate 48 50.65 41.83
Binge drinking 149 16.74 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 87 82.37 74.78
Caregivers 50 48.58 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 119 77.40 76.89
Depression 201 44.13 49.3
Physical activity 74 43.17 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 98 47.87 42.27
Fast-food outlets 230 29.66 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 205 9.81 17.69
Air quality 129 60.07 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 163 51.61 53.83
Total bank deposits 42 1.26 1.37
Tax burden 54 82.09 70.55
Dependency ratio 8 84.62 61.29
Small business growth 9 90.35 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 218 21.70 29.07
Capital gains 61 38.96 31.31
Income growth 15 66.87 60.52
Reverse mortgages 151 23.96 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 145 44.82 46.02
Median rental price 202 64.60 70.18
Households with older adults 272 26.04 39.04
Nursing beds 52 70.95 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 1 100.00 70.35
Home health-care service providers 44 21.67 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 236 6.63 14.8
Cost of assisted living 129 71.23 71.61
Nursing-home rating 229 0.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 100 83.98 82.84
Cost of adult day services 1 100.00 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 73 62.07 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 112 27.73 31.34
Employment growth 19 50.37 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 91 8.69 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 20 85.96 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 73 4.62 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 67 42.84 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 102 20.39 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 149 41.78 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 171 40.74 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 272 18.35 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 122 16.48 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 210 44.72 63.01
Number of public libraries 163 19.54 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 93 70.46 12.40
Funding for older adults 197 27.49 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 188 84.56 85.93
College enrollment 4 79.20 26.46