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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ
#278
OVERALL RANKING

Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ


SCORE: 58.70

#279
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 58.85
 
#274
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 59.46
 
Percent of Population 65+:  26.93%
Population 65+:  54,760
Total Population:  203,330

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 209 78.98 81.58 -3.19 %
Health Care 264 36.15 50.15 -27.92 %
Wellness 156 66.81 68.45 -2.40 %
Financial 261 72.58 81.09 -10.49 %
EducationEducation 212 54.18 71.18 -8.54 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
149 70.46 71.18 -1.01 %
Employment 275 34.25 51.56 -33.57 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
273 40.04 57.14 -29.93 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
271 38.97 51.89 -24.90 %
(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 208 39.77 49.09
Crime Rate 182 35.57 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 201 78.34 80.67
Unemployment Rate 267 29.60 46.80
Income Distribution 42 88.37 84.25
Weather 52 73.40 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 201 20.91 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 278 13.29 33.5
Number of hospital beds 251 13.34 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 268 6.32 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 127 12.08 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 277 2.97 13.35
Number of nurses 272 9.95 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 279 0.47 2.35
ER Wait Times 45 35.35 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 174 42.84 46.33
Smoking rate 247 7.65 13.69
Diabetes rate 255 30.08 41.83
Binge drinking 97 19.89 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 51 87.49 74.78
Caregivers 275 18.44 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 106 77.78 76.89
Depression 20 62.71 49.3
Physical activity 261 28.81 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 226 30.79 42.27
Fast-food outlets 31 42.24 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 173 11.72 17.69
Air quality 3 93.22 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 260 34.89 53.83
Total bank deposits 223 0.67 1.37
Tax burden 36 83.72 70.55
Dependency ratio 273 44.37 61.29
Small business growth 244 76.30 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 163 26.00 29.07
Capital gains 126 27.90 31.31
Income growth 264 56.22 60.52
Reverse mortgages 260 4.85 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 94 52.39 46.02
Median rental price 135 71.65 70.18
Households with older adults 8 61.73 39.04
Nursing beds 268 19.28 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 87 72.92 70.35
Home health-care service providers 247 4.70 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 116 12.89 14.8
Cost of assisted living 107 73.87 71.61
Nursing-home rating 102 25.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 28 88.26 82.84
Cost of adult day services 207 43.75 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 278 29.41 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 216 15.50 31.34
Employment growth 231 41.07 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 65 11.05 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 57 79.69 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 281 0.14 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 155 36.45 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 143 15.25 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 279 15.26 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 263 23.20 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 10 50.76 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 276 5.15 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 224 44.38 63.01
Number of public libraries 186 16.98 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 274 19.48 12.40
Funding for older adults 277 26.26 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 149 86.53 85.93
College enrollment 248 14.51 26.46