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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Farmington, NM
#237
OVERALL RANKING

Farmington, NM


SCORE: 62.74

#236
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 62.93
 
#240
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 62.58
 
Percent of Population 65+:  11.69%
Population 65+:  15,007
Total Population:  128,340

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 271 73.28 81.58 -10.17 %
Health Care 142 48.88 50.15 -2.53 %
Wellness 99 69.54 68.45 1.59 %
Financial 133 81.42 81.09 0.41 %
EducationEducation 228 53.20 71.18 -10.20 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
195 65.79 71.18 -7.57 %
Employment 78 55.97 51.56 8.55 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
267 42.31 57.14 -25.95 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
229 45.06 51.89 -13.16 %
(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 247 33.46 49.09
Crime Rate 92 47.52 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 134 80.59 80.67
Unemployment Rate 244 33.57 46.80
Income Distribution 229 79.17 84.25
Weather 113 64.49 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 277 9.73 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 143 31.16 33.5
Number of hospital beds 184 22.61 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 175 19.07 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 1 100.00 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 242 5.95 13.35
Number of nurses 212 17.78 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 198 1.41 2.35
ER Wait Times 76 30.30 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 138 45.23 46.33
Smoking rate 119 11.86 13.69
Diabetes rate 100 43.54 41.83
Binge drinking 68 23.69 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 226 63.28 74.78
Caregivers 33 53.76 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 61 80.25 76.89
Depression 65 53.95 49.3
Physical activity 131 37.83 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 258 21.64 42.27
Fast-food outlets 207 31.24 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 247 7.69 17.69
Air quality 22 78.57 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 139 54.74 53.83
Total bank deposits 246 0.60 1.37
Tax burden 30 87.29 70.55
Dependency ratio 217 56.07 61.29
Small business growth 100 82.17 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 233 20.82 29.07
Capital gains 175 24.66 31.31
Income growth 172 58.91 60.52
Reverse mortgages 169 21.13 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 224 34.76 46.02
Median rental price 112 73.66 70.18
Households with older adults 174 36.83 39.04
Nursing beds 168 43.25 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 103 68.29 70.35
Home health-care service providers 224 6.25 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 203 8.09 14.8
Cost of assisted living 116 72.14 71.61
Nursing-home rating 139 20.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 22 89.62 82.84
Cost of adult day services 270 35.35 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 25 74.92 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 218 15.22 31.34
Employment growth 83 46.12 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 51 13.73 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 213 65.11 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 234 0.74 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 198 32.92 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 159 13.92 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 275 21.81 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 213 35.80 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 215 24.57 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 112 17.08 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 157 51.74 63.01
Number of public libraries 213 14.56 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 182 52.11 12.40
Funding for older adults 250 27.05 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 240 79.38 85.93
College enrollment 147 21.07 26.46