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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Houma-Thibodaux, LA
#172
OVERALL RANKING

Houma-Thibodaux, LA


SCORE: 64.91

#175
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 65.03
 
#160
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 66.05
 
Percent of Population 65+:  12.57%
Population 65+:  26,224
Total Population:  208,678

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 42 86.18 81.58 5.64 %
Health Care 241 40.52 50.15 -19.20 %
Wellness 225 63.35 68.45 -7.45 %
Financial 32 88.01 81.09 8.53 %
EducationEducation 274 46.01 71.18 -22.33 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
87 76.82 71.18 7.92 %
Employment 209 43.93 51.56 -14.80 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
103 57.99 57.14 1.49 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
251 42.37 51.89 -18.35 %
(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 57 59.79 49.09
Crime Rate 155 38.38 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 157 79.89 80.67
Unemployment Rate 164 41.81 46.80
Income Distribution 110 84.44 84.25
Weather 14 81.75 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 273 13.14 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 251 20.51 33.5
Number of hospital beds 160 24.57 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 230 57.14 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 33 44.00 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 161 14.29 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 65 15.56 13.35
Number of nurses 195 19.19 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 189 1.48 2.35
ER Wait Times 160 20.31 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 276 35.95 46.33
Smoking rate 276 5.83 13.69
Diabetes rate 175 36.99 41.83
Binge drinking 224 13.30 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 195 71.06 74.78
Caregivers 70 44.47 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 237 71.78 76.89
Depression 77 52.62 49.3
Physical activity 276 26.59 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 107 46.53 42.27
Fast-food outlets 80 37.65 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 98 19.17 17.69
Air quality 135 59.32 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 30 70.28 53.83
Total bank deposits 31 1.36 1.37
Tax burden 11 92.96 70.55
Dependency ratio 91 62.54 61.29
Small business growth 178 79.51 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 150 27.03 29.07
Capital gains 191 23.77 31.31
Income growth 31 64.49 60.52
Reverse mortgages 127 28.46 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 147 44.08 46.02
Median rental price 194 65.67 70.18
Households with older adults 203 34.82 39.04
Nursing beds 92 58.61 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 29 90.32 70.35
Home health-care service providers 177 9.14 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 238 6.60 14.8
Cost of assisted living 30 83.89 71.61
Nursing-home rating 42 40.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 57 86.31 82.84
Cost of adult day services 94 55.56 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 179 50.73 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 201 17.15 31.34
Employment growth 40 48.15 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 153 5.05 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 259 58.85 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 253 0.52 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 7 53.32 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 155 14.35 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 118 45.19 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 53 54.32 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 213 24.73 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 110 17.20 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 276 35.33 63.01
Number of public libraries 37 38.06 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 263 28.04 12.40
Funding for older adults 92 29.23 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 267 72.23 85.93
College enrollment 258 13.84 26.46