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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
#25
OVERALL RANKING

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX


SCORE: 73.68

#25
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 73.63
 
#15
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 73.94
 
Percent of Population 65+:  9.57%
Population 65+:  641,503
Total Population:  6,702,801

Indicator Rank Score Average
AvgScore
Percent
+/-
% +/-
General Livability 17 92.07 87.83 4.83 %
Health Care 35 65.62 62.09 5.69 %
Wellness 64 69.04 72.07 -4.20 %
Financial Security 6 94.50 88.25 7.08 %
Education 90 52.20 61.67 -15.36 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
78 38.97 46.42 -16.05 %
Employment 20 69.64 63.96 8.88 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
4 82.30 69.42 18.55 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
77 65.56 73.23 -10.47 %
(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 32 52.53 46.41
Crime rate 50 49.38 52.77
Internet access 24 89.81 83.51
Employment growth 12 91.94 86.82
Unemployment rate 15 77.78 64.06
Income distribution 76 83.33 86.33
Weather 38 67.24 65.13
Fatal car crashes 52 48.36 51.71

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare enrollment 36 91.81 62.02
Primary-care physicians 34 61.42 57.60
Nurse practitioners and physicians' assistants 38 48.05 45.49
Number of nurses 35 42.53 38.33
Number of hospital beds 30 41.95 37.22
Long-term hospitals 66 9.28 22.49
Hospitals with geriatric services 38 38.92 37.70
Hospitals with rehabilitation services 11 70.16 43.27
Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 54 7.50 11.62
Hospitals with hospice services 75 15.12 31.78
Orthopedic surgeons 45 33.07 31.70
Dialysis centers 31 46.93 40.28
Medical and diagnostic centers 7 75.79 48.95
Physical therapists 30 66.40 56.09
Expenses per inpatient day 53 59.23 62.02
Joint Commission accreditation 34 90.23 83.71
Medical school affiliation 92 14.35 45.76
Magnet hospitals 35 15.34 14.40
ER wait times 28 47.83 40.01
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 29 74.48 70.79
Smoking rate 33 29.95 30.34
Diabetes rate 34 51.25 48.54
Alzheimer's cases 45 83.91 81.26
Caregivers 18 47.09 39.21
Life expectancy at 65 62 82.90 84.59
Depression 88 36.08 43.31
Physical activity 57 60.56 65.43
Fitness and recreational sports centers 81 34.88 46.08
Fast-food outlets 67 56.88 61.73
Falls with injury 44 37.64 38.43
Binge drinking 50 39.71 40.64
Air quality 64 62.00 67.44

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 16 56.26 47.44
Total bank deposits 23 7.89 7.24
Tax burden 17 82.09 68.14
Dependency ratio 39 86.54 84.57
Growth of small businesses 7 92.24 86.25
Older adults below poverty line 45 59.34 58.57
Capital gains 36 55.19 49.15
Income growth 9 91.62 84.11
Reverse mortgages 79 4.11 15.80
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 49 44.04 44.17
Median rental price 66 65.96 69.47
Households with older adults 97 41.89 55.52
Nursing beds 34 69.67 60.28
Cost of semi-private nursing room 1 100.00 64.62
Home health-care service providers 4 36.07 15.21
Continuing-care facilities 39 21.82 23.14
Cost of assisted living 46 81.24 80.63
Nursing-home rating 19 51.45 36.99
Older adults in family homes 20 88.70 84.60
Cost of adult day services 1 100.00 55.79

Employment Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 72.79
65+ unemployment rate 30.13
Employment growth in health,education,leisure and hospitality 85.90
Output of service sector/manufacturing 22.62
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Walk score 59 45.27 50.90
Commute times 81 70.18 78.27
Commuters who walk to work 90 20.64 38.41
Number of passenger trips 40 7.08 9.79
Public transport fare 69 9.85 16.65
Investment in public/senior transportation 41 70.26 67.65
Grocery stores 57 31.18 33.58
Special needs transportation 78 18.61 29.60

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 94 34.20 47.47
Arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 38 32.13 30.60
Senior volunteer rates 73 44.74 53.28
Number of public libraries 69 36.17 44.65
Number of civic and religious organizations 34 70.83 60.15
Funding for older adults 69 72.38 75.84
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 68 88.49 38.00
College enrollment 81 49.56 58.16
Number of community colleges 78 11.65 20.92
Number of universities 82 24.36 38.93