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Best Cities for Successful Aging | El Centro, CA
#262
OVERALL RANKING

El Centro, CA


SCORE: 61.38

#262
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 61.53
 
#236
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 62.84
 
Percent of Population 65+:  11.06%
Population 65+:  19,547
Total Population:  176,768

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 191 79.65 81.58 -2.37 %
Health Care 265 36.00 50.15 -28.22 %
Wellness 39 74.44 68.45 8.75 %
Financial 252 73.43 81.09 -9.45 %
EducationEducation 281 30.39 71.18 -48.70 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
197 65.64 71.18 -7.78 %
Employment 176 46.31 51.56 -10.18 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
47 66.47 57.14 16.33 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
258 41.25 51.89 -20.50 %
(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 125 51.11 49.09
Crime Rate 201 33.80 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 141 80.34 80.67
Unemployment Rate 281 9.78 46.80
Income Distribution 229 79.17 84.25
Weather 7 85.87 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 275 11.62 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 279 12.53 33.5
Number of hospital beds 229 15.84 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 95 28.90 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 274 3.37 13.35
Number of nurses 252 13.23 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 266 0.84 2.35
ER Wait Times 33 38.57 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 23 55.78 46.33
Smoking rate 30 20.25 13.69
Diabetes rate 38 53.61 41.83
Binge drinking 33 30.26 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 46 88.36 74.78
Caregivers 165 33.81 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 7 89.55 76.89
Depression 74 53.04 49.3
Physical activity 87 41.63 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 229 29.93 42.27
Fast-food outlets 32 42.05 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 281 2.66 17.69
Air quality 205 53.40 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 280 22.51 53.83
Total bank deposits 262 0.51 1.37
Tax burden 251 52.36 70.55
Dependency ratio 237 54.60 61.29
Small business growth 83 82.82 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 278 12.86 29.07
Capital gains 28 45.50 31.31
Income growth 48 63.19 60.52
Reverse mortgages 147 24.48 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 55 56.88 46.02
Median rental price 139 71.10 70.18
Households with older adults 90 40.43 39.04
Nursing beds 272 15.77 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 179 57.14 70.35
Home health-care service providers 256 4.10 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 266 4.86 14.8
Cost of assisted living 182 67.33 71.61
Nursing-home rating 56 33.33 22.29
Older adults in family homes 9 93.45 82.84
Cost of adult day services 183 45.45 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 253 42.15 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 209 16.07 31.34
Employment growth 77 46.24 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 22 24.93 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 177 68.61 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 94 3.54 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 12 48.54 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 193 11.78 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 30 61.26 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 38 58.02 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 249 22.62 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 271 5.78 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 190 48.10 63.01
Number of public libraries 51 32.93 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 255 31.81 12.40
Funding for older adults 170 27.94 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 281 39.38 85.93
College enrollment 172 19.32 26.46