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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Corpus Christi, TX
#147
OVERALL RANKING

Corpus Christi, TX


SCORE: 65.84

#143
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 66.02
 
#119
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 67.49
 
Percent of Population 65+:  13.44%
Population 65+:  58,678
Total Population:  436,709

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 105 82.48 81.58 1.10 %
Health Care 159 47.21 50.15 -5.86 %
Wellness 186 65.19 68.45 -4.76 %
Financial 123 82.22 81.09 1.39 %
EducationEducation 266 48.83 71.18 -17.57 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
15 87.28 71.18 22.62 %
Employment 82 55.36 51.56 7.37 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
217 50.75 57.14 -11.18 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
250 42.57 51.89 -17.96 %
(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 163 46.26 49.09
Crime Rate 266 25.60 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 66 83.05 80.67
Unemployment Rate 128 45.63 46.80
Income Distribution 159 82.61 84.25
Weather 32 77.38 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 163 23.87 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 138 31.42 33.5
Number of hospital beds 107 30.57 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 136 85.71 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 161 14.87 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 123 24.78 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 119 28.57 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 134 11.64 13.35
Number of nurses 165 21.29 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 199 1.40 2.35
ER Wait Times 57 32.91 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 197 41.98 46.33
Smoking rate 81 14.06 13.69
Diabetes rate 123 41.80 41.83
Binge drinking 199 14.54 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 75 84.30 74.78
Caregivers 154 35.19 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 107 77.73 76.89
Depression 255 40.34 49.3
Physical activity 172 34.69 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 230 29.92 42.27
Fast-food outlets 249 28.32 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 194 10.63 17.69
Air quality 114 61.35 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 91 59.47 53.83
Total bank deposits 179 0.79 1.37
Tax burden 54 82.09 70.55
Dependency ratio 181 58.16 61.29
Small business growth 114 81.68 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 265 16.65 29.07
Capital gains 61 38.96 31.31
Income growth 16 66.49 60.52
Reverse mortgages 217 13.10 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 184 40.11 46.02
Median rental price 222 61.84 70.18
Households with older adults 153 37.84 39.04
Nursing beds 99 56.42 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 1 100.00 70.35
Home health-care service providers 4 73.86 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 243 5.86 14.8
Cost of assisted living 129 71.23 71.61
Nursing-home rating 138 20.83 22.29
Older adults in family homes 49 86.72 82.84
Cost of adult day services 1 100.00 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 85 60.40 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 52 43.34 31.34
Employment growth 86 45.88 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 234 2.78 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 94 74.63 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 37 8.23 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 235 28.31 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 200 11.13 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 266 25.89 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 99 48.15 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 189 26.28 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 168 14.17 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 206 44.80 63.01
Number of public libraries 192 16.14 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 197 49.45 12.40
Funding for older adults 197 27.49 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 263 74.40 85.93
College enrollment 208 17.46 26.46