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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
#35
OVERALL RANKING

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX


SCORE: 72.90

#36
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 72.84
 
#19
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 73.25
 
Percent of Population 65+:  9.21%
Population 65+:  568,619
Total Population:  6,175,466

Indicator Rank Score Average
AvgScore
Percent
+/-
% +/-
General Livability 16 92.61 87.83 5.44 %
Health Care 43 64.29 62.09 3.54 %
Wellness 47 71.51 72.07 -.78 %
Financial Security 13 93.22 88.25 5.63 %
Education 95 50.41 61.67 -18.26 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
62 41.86 46.42 -9.82 %
Employment 25 68.06 63.96 6.41 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
14 77.03 69.42 10.96 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
94 59.82 73.23 -18.31 %
(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 27 53.92 46.41
Crime rate 78 42.19 52.77
Internet access 37 86.70 83.51
Employment growth 8 92.39 86.82
Unemployment rate 28 68.48 64.06
Income distribution 87 81.63 86.33
Weather 23 76.63 65.13
Fatal car crashes 58 43.07 51.71

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare enrollment 35 91.87 62.02
Primary-care physicians 41 59.39 57.60
Nurse practitioners and physicians' assistants 41 47.29 45.49
Number of nurses 42 40.14 38.33
Number of hospital beds 14 46.68 37.22
Long-term hospitals 48 20.84 22.49
Hospitals with geriatric services 33 42.04 37.70
Hospitals with rehabilitation services 16 59.99 43.27
Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 59 4.21 11.62
Hospitals with hospice services 65 20.38 31.78
Orthopedic surgeons 32 34.77 31.70
Dialysis centers 17 57.60 40.28
Medical and diagnostic centers 18 62.53 48.95
Physical therapists 81 40.38 56.09
Expenses per inpatient day 53 59.23 62.02
Joint Commission accreditation 68 80.58 83.71
Medical school affiliation 65 35.83 45.76
Magnet hospitals 44 11.65 14.40
ER wait times 47 35.99 40.01
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 28 75.37 70.79
Smoking rate 17 37.45 30.34
Diabetes rate 18 55.68 48.54
Alzheimer's cases 49 83.21 81.26
Caregivers 15 48.87 39.21
Life expectancy at 65 46 84.19 84.59
Depression 32 45.15 43.31
Physical activity 48 63.39 65.43
Fitness and recreational sports centers 86 33.23 46.08
Fast-food outlets 30 65.15 61.73
Falls with injury 70 33.55 38.43
Binge drinking 38 42.04 40.64
Air quality 86 55.41 67.44

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 50 48.30 47.44
Total bank deposits 22 7.98 7.24
Tax burden 17 82.09 68.14
Dependency ratio 35 87.14 84.57
Growth of small businesses 6 92.79 86.25
Older adults below poverty line 85 46.34 58.57
Capital gains 36 55.19 49.15
Income growth 2 96.98 84.11
Reverse mortgages 87 2.04 15.80
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 60 40.91 44.17
Median rental price 60 66.81 69.47
Households with older adults 96 42.11 55.52
Nursing beds 62 52.57 60.28
Cost of semi-private nursing room 1 100.00 64.62
Home health-care service providers 5 35.16 15.21
Continuing-care facilities 66 16.73 23.14
Cost of assisted living 46 81.24 80.63
Nursing-home rating 96 10.66 36.99
Older adults in family homes 8 91.00 84.60
Cost of adult day services 1 100.00 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 47 51.00 50.90
Commute times 87 66.10 78.27
Commuters who walk to work 85 21.73 38.41
Number of passenger trips 32 8.43 9.79
Public transport fare 26 14.67 16.65
Investment in public/senior transportation 22 76.64 67.65
Grocery stores 21 40.11 33.58
Special needs transportation 95 8.61 29.60

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 97 32.76 47.47
Arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 66 25.25 30.60
Senior volunteer rates 71 44.81 53.28
Number of public libraries 81 29.98 44.65
Number of civic and religious organizations 55 55.80 60.15
Funding for older adults 69 72.38 75.84
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 87 84.30 38.00
College enrollment 67 53.31 58.16
Number of community colleges 86 9.71 20.92
Number of universities 93 20.33 38.93