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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Laredo, TX
#39
OVERALL RANKING

Laredo, TX


SCORE: 71.01

#32
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 71.71
 
#17
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 72.98
 
Percent of Population 65+:  8.11%
Population 65+:  21,030
Total Population:  259,211

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 96 83.05 81.58 1.80 %
Health Care 175 45.71 50.15 -8.85 %
Wellness 9 82.48 68.45 20.50 %
Financial 59 85.63 81.09 5.60 %
EducationEducation 280 32.83 71.18 -44.58 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
3 94.87 71.18 33.28 %
Employment 5 87.51 51.56 69.72 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
82 60.89 57.14 6.56 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
275 37.88 51.89 -27.00 %
(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 175 45.32 49.09
Crime Rate 243 28.81 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 22 86.83 80.67
Unemployment Rate 99 49.68 46.80
Income Distribution 264 76.00 84.25
Weather 56 73.13 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 26 49.76 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 229 23.36 33.5
Number of hospital beds 116 30.00 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 132 19.61 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 110 26.15 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 79 24.98 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 264 4.03 13.35
Number of nurses 200 18.92 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 133 1.90 2.35
ER Wait Times 76 30.30 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 49 51.35 46.33
Smoking rate 1 100.00 13.69
Diabetes rate 25 56.59 41.83
Binge drinking 26 32.91 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 85 82.53 74.78
Caregivers 30 54.41 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 39 82.40 76.89
Depression 17 63.33 49.3
Physical activity 164 35.22 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 267 18.42 42.27
Fast-food outlets 106 35.93 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 280 2.68 17.69
Air quality 34 74.32 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 188 48.55 53.83
Total bank deposits 45 1.23 1.37
Tax burden 54 82.09 70.55
Dependency ratio 263 50.75 61.29
Small business growth 17 88.93 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 281 7.49 29.07
Capital gains 61 38.96 31.31
Income growth 17 66.43 60.52
Reverse mortgages 108 31.61 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 50 57.80 46.02
Median rental price 115 73.56 70.18
Households with older adults 243 31.37 39.04
Nursing beds 221 35.57 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 1 100.00 70.35
Home health-care service providers 1 100.00 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 271 4.53 14.8
Cost of assisted living 129 71.23 71.61
Nursing-home rating 139 20.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 1 100.00 82.84
Cost of adult day services 1 100.00 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 206 48.74 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 1 100.00 31.34
Employment growth 28 49.11 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 9 51.33 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 148 70.51 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 25 11.61 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 92 41.38 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 163 13.81 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 107 47.30 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 82 49.38 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 278 16.29 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 68 21.95 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 206 44.80 63.01
Number of public libraries 240 12.33 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 269 26.08 12.40
Funding for older adults 207 27.48 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 280 42.28 85.93
College enrollment 143 21.20 26.46