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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Jefferson City, MO
#66
OVERALL RANKING

Jefferson City, MO


SCORE: 68.94

#73
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 68.64
 
#51
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 70.51
 
Percent of Population 65+:  13.51%
Population 65+:  20,318
Total Population:  150,349

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 103 82.84 81.58 1.54 %
Health Care 55 57.98 50.15 15.61 %
Wellness 204 64.38 68.45 -5.95 %
Financial 23 89.03 81.09 9.79 %
EducationEducation 167 56.47 71.18 -4.68 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
14 87.59 71.18 23.05 %
Employment 208 43.93 51.56 -14.80 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
226 49.35 57.14 -13.63 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
113 52.17 51.89 0.54 %
(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 79 57.04 49.09
Crime Rate 51 54.64 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 258 75.21 80.67
Unemployment Rate 58 56.76 46.80
Income Distribution 42 88.37 84.25
Weather 161 57.43 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 219 18.74 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 189 26.92 33.5
Number of hospital beds 68 37.89 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 11 45.72 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 45 42.98 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 38 42.98 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 18 75.00 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 174 10.09 13.35
Number of nurses 142 22.61 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 130 1.91 2.35
ER Wait Times 120 24.33 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 188 42.45 46.33
Smoking rate 270 6.41 13.69
Diabetes rate 146 40.39 41.83
Binge drinking 259 11.59 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 221 67.24 74.78
Caregivers 77 42.71 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 167 75.30 76.89
Depression 229 42.45 49.3
Physical activity 142 37.10 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 165 38.54 42.27
Fast-food outlets 81 37.61 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 99 18.96 17.69
Air quality 174 55.89 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 83 61.62 53.83
Total bank deposits 15 1.60 1.37
Tax burden 110 76.35 70.55
Dependency ratio 96 62.44 61.29
Small business growth 78 82.96 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 88 32.11 29.07
Capital gains 163 25.26 31.31
Income growth 245 57.06 60.52
Reverse mortgages 19 54.76 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 83 53.50 46.02
Median rental price 4 93.55 70.18
Households with older adults 189 36.26 39.04
Nursing beds 22 79.61 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 22 91.50 70.35
Home health-care service providers 257 3.82 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 87 15.65 14.8
Cost of assisted living 1 100.00 71.61
Nursing-home rating 87 29.41 22.29
Older adults in family homes 233 78.95 82.84
Cost of adult day services 207 43.75 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 155 53.60 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 196 17.61 31.34
Employment growth 201 42.40 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 128 6.19 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 111 73.21 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 204 1.32 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 37 45.15 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 197 11.50 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 180 38.29 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 247 29.63 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 176 27.14 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 147 15.20 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 80 58.66 63.01
Number of public libraries 221 13.71 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 40 78.47 12.40
Funding for older adults 83 29.51 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 143 87.05 85.93
College enrollment 181 18.96 26.46