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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Greeley, CO
#170
OVERALL RANKING

Greeley, CO


SCORE: 64.95

#159
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 65.44
 
#199
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 64.56
 
Percent of Population 65+:  10.47%
Population 65+:  27,593
Total Population:  263,525

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 44 86.08 81.58 5.52 %
Health Care 255 38.23 50.15 -23.77 %
Wellness 31 75.62 68.45 10.47 %
Financial 184 78.53 81.09 -3.16 %
EducationEducation 144 57.61 71.18 -2.75 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
194 65.82 71.18 -7.53 %
Employment 99 53.27 51.56 3.32 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
208 51.59 57.14 -9.71 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
165 49.01 51.89 -5.55 %
(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 169 45.62 49.09
Crime Rate 58 51.78 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 2 97.74 80.67
Unemployment Rate 34 62.50 46.80
Income Distribution 8 92.68 84.25
Weather 143 59.77 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 263 14.98 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 191 26.87 33.5
Number of hospital beds 253 13.15 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 255 10.26 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 157 10.96 13.35
Number of nurses 209 18.05 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 70 2.47 2.35
ER Wait Times 11 45.45 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 26 55.10 46.33
Smoking rate 134 11.27 13.69
Diabetes rate 8 67.79 41.83
Binge drinking 194 14.71 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 20 92.36 74.78
Caregivers 117 38.63 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 104 77.95 76.89
Depression 147 47.64 49.3
Physical activity 42 47.80 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 192 35.60 42.27
Fast-food outlets 22 43.93 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 212 9.49 17.69
Air quality 131 59.78 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 252 36.73 53.83
Total bank deposits 216 0.70 1.37
Tax burden 181 63.72 70.55
Dependency ratio 119 60.91 61.29
Small business growth 19 88.24 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 30 39.17 29.07
Capital gains 46 39.89 31.31
Income growth 14 67.80 60.52
Reverse mortgages 258 5.05 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 152 43.40 46.02
Median rental price 225 61.36 70.18
Households with older adults 254 29.93 39.04
Nursing beds 212 37.21 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 151 60.87 70.35
Home health-care service providers 147 11.25 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 110 13.55 14.8
Cost of assisted living 182 67.33 71.61
Nursing-home rating 50 37.50 22.29
Older adults in family homes 27 88.53 82.84
Cost of adult day services 104 53.85 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 23 75.85 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 192 18.14 31.34
Employment growth 126 44.40 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 209 3.63 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 259 58.85 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 194 1.52 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 182 34.68 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 95 21.32 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 196 36.15 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 99 48.15 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 259 21.07 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 204 11.99 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 52 63.24 63.01
Number of public libraries 63 30.63 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 207 47.09 12.40
Funding for older adults 252 26.93 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 161 86.01 85.93
College enrollment 119 22.75 26.46