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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Grand Junction, CO
#178
OVERALL RANKING

Grand Junction, CO


SCORE: 64.89

#181
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 64.87
 
#177
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 65.13
 
Percent of Population 65+:  15.79%
Population 65+:  23,343
Total Population:  147,790

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 232 77.39 81.58 -5.14 %
Health Care 123 50.49 50.15 0.68 %
Wellness 26 77.16 68.45 12.72 %
Financial 234 74.69 81.09 -7.89 %
EducationEducation 66 62.44 71.18 5.40 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
196 65.65 71.18 -7.77 %
Employment 213 43.56 51.56 -15.52 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
210 51.42 57.14 -10.01 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
144 50.33 51.89 -3.01 %
(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 198 41.42 49.09
Crime Rate 142 40.34 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 167 79.54 80.67
Unemployment Rate 150 42.88 46.80
Income Distribution 110 84.44 84.25
Weather 178 55.66 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 83 33.92 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 47 43.16 33.5
Number of hospital beds 141 26.92 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 165 75.00 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 134 19.08 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 54 38.15 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 14 38.15 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 140 0.00 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 128 25.00 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 48 16.96 13.35
Number of nurses 81 27.90 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 92 2.26 2.35
ER Wait Times 134 23.14 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 19 57.56 46.33
Smoking rate 114 12.09 13.69
Diabetes rate 22 57.08 41.83
Binge drinking 148 16.76 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 8 96.39 74.78
Caregivers 251 26.89 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 135 76.58 76.89
Depression 30 58.89 49.3
Physical activity 28 50.29 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 206 33.26 42.27
Fast-food outlets 69 38.49 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 239 8.06 17.69
Air quality 5 91.67 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 142 54.58 53.83
Total bank deposits 119 0.92 1.37
Tax burden 181 63.72 70.55
Dependency ratio 148 59.18 61.29
Small business growth 242 76.67 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 112 29.92 29.07
Capital gains 46 39.89 31.31
Income growth 227 57.45 60.52
Reverse mortgages 228 10.58 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 187 39.87 46.02
Median rental price 193 65.83 70.18
Households with older adults 90 40.43 39.04
Nursing beds 224 33.95 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 151 60.87 70.35
Home health-care service providers 103 13.62 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 45 24.01 14.8
Cost of assisted living 182 67.33 71.61
Nursing-home rating 182 14.29 22.29
Older adults in family homes 130 82.64 82.84
Cost of adult day services 104 53.85 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 189 50.19 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 239 13.54 31.34
Employment growth 170 43.26 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 59 12.41 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 159 69.86 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 106 3.27 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 182 34.68 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 48 28.00 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 229 32.35 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 194 38.27 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 82 31.93 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 75 20.73 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 56 62.41 63.01
Number of public libraries 164 19.52 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 218 44.14 12.40
Funding for older adults 256 26.92 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 32 93.78 85.93
College enrollment 106 23.97 26.46