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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Hammond, LA
#173
OVERALL RANKING

Hammond, LA


SCORE: 64.91

#169
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 65.25
 
#170
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 65.47
 
Percent of Population 65+:  12.84%
Population 65+:  16,300
Total Population:  126,950

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 243 76.63 81.58 -6.07 %
Health Care 153 47.66 50.15 -4.97 %
Wellness 252 61.89 68.45 -9.58 %
Financial 101 83.37 81.09 2.81 %
EducationEducation 139 57.77 71.18 -2.48 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
50 79.85 71.18 12.18 %
Employment 57 59.55 51.56 15.50 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
192 52.73 57.14 -7.72 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
239 44.04 51.89 -15.13 %
(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 201 41.13 49.09
Crime Rate 280 19.72 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 224 77.29 80.67
Unemployment Rate 251 32.91 46.80
Income Distribution 110 84.44 84.25
Weather 40 76.87 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 231 18.03 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 261 18.69 33.5
Number of hospital beds 92 32.44 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 233 50.00 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 15 57.48 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 173 19.16 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 38 36.60 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 165 12.50 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 216 7.44 13.35
Number of nurses 258 11.89 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 98 2.23 2.35
ER Wait Times 238 14.80 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 278 35.59 46.33
Smoking rate 141 11.01 13.69
Diabetes rate 196 35.47 41.83
Binge drinking 63 24.47 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 210 69.15 74.78
Caregivers 62 45.75 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 267 69.88 76.89
Depression 187 45.04 49.3
Physical activity 278 26.36 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 196 35.23 42.27
Fast-food outlets 118 35.37 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 269 5.63 17.69
Air quality 119 61.11 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 80 62.14 53.83
Total bank deposits 185 0.78 1.37
Tax burden 11 92.96 70.55
Dependency ratio 104 62.02 61.29
Small business growth 102 82.09 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 276 14.24 29.07
Capital gains 191 23.77 31.31
Income growth 120 60.25 60.52
Reverse mortgages 180 19.86 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 155 43.17 46.02
Median rental price 111 73.76 70.18
Households with older adults 202 34.96 39.04
Nursing beds 81 59.74 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 29 90.32 70.35
Home health-care service providers 37 24.21 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 279 3.21 14.8
Cost of assisted living 30 83.89 71.61
Nursing-home rating 56 33.33 22.29
Older adults in family homes 71 85.35 82.84
Cost of adult day services 94 55.56 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 222 47.11 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 27 68.35 31.34
Employment growth 61 46.98 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 137 5.84 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 277 51.34 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 126 2.78 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 7 53.32 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 234 8.99 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 103 47.95 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 155 41.98 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 219 24.20 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 144 15.37 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 275 35.61 63.01
Number of public libraries 136 21.84 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 138 62.15 12.40
Funding for older adults 92 29.23 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 199 83.83 85.93
College enrollment 90 25.77 26.46