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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Fresno, CA
#90
OVERALL RANKING

Fresno, CA


SCORE: 68.61

#91
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 68.86
 
#87
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 67.99
 
Percent of Population 65+:  10.57%
Population 65+:  100,127
Total Population:  947,581

Indicator Rank Score Average
AvgScore
Percent
+/-
% +/-
General Livability 99 79.50 87.83 -9.48 %
Health Care 84 52.71 62.09 -15.11 %
Wellness 39 73.18 72.07 1.54 %
Financial Security 97 81.09 88.25 -8.11 %
Education 76 56.98 61.67 -7.60 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
27 52.37 46.42 12.82 %
Employment 49 63.29 63.96 -1.05 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
42 71.62 69.42 3.17 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
71 69.12 73.23 -5.61 %
(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 79 35.87 46.41
Crime rate 80 41.43 52.77
Internet access 87 75.80 83.51
Employment growth 36 88.16 86.82
Unemployment rate 99 30.88 64.06
Income distribution 76 83.33 86.33
Weather 29 72.39 65.13
Fatal car crashes 83 34.28 51.71

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare enrollment 50 90.75 62.02
Primary-care physicians 45 58.33 57.60
Nurse practitioners and physicians' assistants 69 36.84 45.49
Number of nurses 61 34.26 38.33
Number of hospital beds 73 31.23 37.22
Long-term hospitals 72 0.00 22.49
Hospitals with geriatric services 67 29.01 37.70
Hospitals with rehabilitation services 67 33.82 43.27
Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 60 0.00 11.62
Hospitals with hospice services 33 39.06 31.78
Orthopedic surgeons 78 24.20 31.70
Dialysis centers 36 42.76 40.28
Medical and diagnostic centers 60 44.51 48.95
Physical therapists 39 58.37 56.09
Expenses per inpatient day 89 42.96 62.02
Joint Commission accreditation 84 72.73 83.71
Medical school affiliation 82 23.14 45.76
Magnet hospitals 78 0.00 14.40
ER wait times 55 32.77 40.01
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 19 78.65 70.79
Smoking rate 5 55.45 30.34
Diabetes rate 25 53.47 48.54
Alzheimer's cases 13 93.09 81.26
Caregivers 57 35.97 39.21
Life expectancy at 65 38 85.20 84.59
Depression 4 56.59 43.31
Physical activity 35 66.28 65.43
Fitness and recreational sports centers 98 22.65 46.08
Fast-food outlets 12 70.32 61.73
Falls with injury 35 38.95 38.43
Binge drinking 33 43.12 40.64
Air quality 99 45.45 67.44

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 97 29.00 47.44
Total bank deposits 92 3.08 7.24
Tax burden 77 52.36 68.14
Dependency ratio 92 75.93 84.57
Growth of small businesses 54 85.53 86.25
Older adults below poverty line 97 33.54 58.57
Capital gains 23 64.45 49.15
Income growth 29 85.25 84.11
Reverse mortgages 64 6.54 15.80
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 59 41.06 44.17
Median rental price 51 70.26 69.47
Households with older adults 60 52.63 55.52
Nursing beds 69 48.95 60.28
Cost of semi-private nursing room 65 57.14 64.62
Home health-care service providers 74 9.44 15.21
Continuing-care facilities 15 31.99 23.14
Cost of assisted living 57 76.80 80.63
Nursing-home rating 1 100.00 36.99
Older adults in family homes 31 86.94 84.60
Cost of adult day services 66 45.45 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 45 51.02 50.90
Commute times 16 87.73 78.27
Commuters who walk to work 49 32.37 38.41
Number of passenger trips 39 7.20 9.79
Public transport fare 27 14.29 16.65
Investment in public/senior transportation 35 71.36 67.65
Grocery stores 2 59.35 33.58
Special needs transportation 10 55.13 29.60

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 90 37.32 47.47
Arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 71 24.38 30.60
Senior volunteer rates 60 48.14 53.28
Number of public libraries 20 54.66 44.65
Number of civic and religious organizations 73 45.48 60.15
Funding for older adults 54 73.53 75.84
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 98 74.62 38.00
College enrollment 48 57.23 58.16
Number of community colleges 30 23.34 20.92
Number of universities 58 36.17 38.93