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Best Cities for Successful Aging | El Paso, TX
#80
OVERALL RANKING

El Paso, TX


SCORE: 69.89

#80
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 69.78
 
#58
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 70.95
 
Percent of Population 65+:  10.56%
Population 65+:  87,843
Total Population:  831,939

Indicator Rank Score Average
AvgScore
Percent
+/-
% +/-
General Livability 48 87.97 87.83 0.16 %
Health Care 71 58.98 62.09 -5.01 %
Wellness 67 68.30 72.07 -5.23 %
Financial Security 68 86.29 88.25 -2.22 %
Education 96 50.08 61.67 -18.79 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
42 45.80 46.42 -1.34 %
Employment 77 57.82 63.96 -9.60 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
5 82.00 69.42 18.12 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
98 57.34 73.23 -21.70 %
(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 71 39.46 46.41
Crime rate 18 66.41 52.77
Internet access 99 60.05 83.51
Employment growth 61 85.09 86.82
Unemployment rate 56 60.34 64.06
Income distribution 32 86.96 86.33
Weather 20 77.86 65.13
Fatal car crashes 56 44.69 51.71

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare enrollment 74 87.98 62.02
Primary-care physicians 95 39.86 57.60
Nurse practitioners and physicians' assistants 72 35.25 45.49
Number of nurses 69 32.46 38.33
Number of hospital beds 26 42.40 37.22
Long-term hospitals 72 0.00 22.49
Hospitals with geriatric services 57 32.93 37.70
Hospitals with rehabilitation services 33 46.07 43.27
Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 60 0.00 11.62
Hospitals with hospice services 29 44.34 31.78
Orthopedic surgeons 74 25.50 31.70
Dialysis centers 10 67.10 40.28
Medical and diagnostic centers 21 60.33 48.95
Physical therapists 88 36.23 56.09
Expenses per inpatient day 53 59.23 62.02
Joint Commission accreditation 22 93.33 83.71
Medical school affiliation 20 67.88 45.76
Magnet hospitals 78 0.00 14.40
ER wait times 48 35.96 40.01
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 33 73.84 70.79
Smoking rate 36 29.18 30.34
Diabetes rate 28 52.66 48.54
Alzheimer's cases 28 86.99 81.26
Caregivers 32 43.03 39.21
Life expectancy at 65 25 87.16 84.59
Depression 50 42.90 43.31
Physical activity 60 60.22 65.43
Fitness and recreational sports centers 85 33.51 46.08
Fast-food outlets 33 64.24 61.73
Falls with injury 36 38.61 38.43
Binge drinking 81 33.08 40.64
Air quality 83 56.13 67.44

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 92 36.31 47.44
Total bank deposits 100 1.99 7.24
Tax burden 17 82.09 68.14
Dependency ratio 86 77.91 84.57
Growth of small businesses 20 89.35 86.25
Older adults below poverty line 99 23.57 58.57
Capital gains 36 55.19 49.15
Income growth 42 84.07 84.11
Reverse mortgages 56 9.79 15.80
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 33 51.19 44.17
Median rental price 8 84.71 69.47
Households with older adults 56 53.29 55.52
Nursing beds 87 36.06 60.28
Cost of semi-private nursing room 1 100.00 64.62
Home health-care service providers 7 34.32 15.21
Continuing-care facilities 83 13.74 23.14
Cost of assisted living 46 81.24 80.63
Nursing-home rating 97 9.69 36.99
Older adults in family homes 5 92.28 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 56 45.35 50.90
Commute times 24 85.40 78.27
Commuters who walk to work 41 37.75 38.41
Number of passenger trips 31 8.54 9.79
Public transport fare 6 25.00 16.65
Investment in public/senior transportation 3 96.52 67.65
Grocery stores 55 31.43 33.58
Special needs transportation 100 4.84 29.60

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 89 37.66 47.47
Arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 86 20.23 30.60
Senior volunteer rates 76 44.36 53.28
Number of public libraries 85 27.91 44.65
Number of civic and religious organizations 78 41.29 60.15
Funding for older adults 65 72.39 75.84
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 99 55.59 38.00
College enrollment 14 68.20 58.16
Number of community colleges 36 21.48 20.92
Number of universities 91 20.80 38.93