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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV
#77
OVERALL RANKING

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV


SCORE: 70.03

#71
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 70.66
 
#85
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 68.05
 
Percent of Population 65+:  12.31%
Population 65+:  245,952
Total Population:  1,997,659

Indicator Rank Score Average
AvgScore
Percent
+/-
% +/-
General Livability 45 88.12 87.83 0.33 %
Health Care 90 47.16 62.09 -24.05 %
Wellness 49 71.14 72.07 -1.29 %
Financial Security 1 100.00 88.25 13.31 %
Education 88 53.84 61.67 -12.70 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
59 42.47 46.42 -8.51 %
Employment 7 75.25 63.96 17.65 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
73 64.44 69.42 -7.17 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
92 60.25 73.23 -17.72 %
(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 70 39.62 46.41
Crime rate 63 45.06 52.77
Internet access 27 89.18 83.51
Employment growth 21 90.06 86.82
Unemployment rate 96 46.46 64.06
Income distribution 6 90.91 86.33
Weather 26 74.94 65.13
Fatal car crashes 51 49.42 51.71

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare enrollment 16 93.62 62.02
Primary-care physicians 92 41.55 57.60
Nurse practitioners and physicians' assistants 93 25.15 45.49
Number of nurses 87 29.23 38.33
Number of hospital beds 71 31.38 37.22
Long-term hospitals 60 12.40 22.49
Hospitals with geriatric services 90 16.01 37.70
Hospitals with rehabilitation services 93 22.40 43.27
Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 60 0.00 11.62
Hospitals with hospice services 83 8.09 31.78
Orthopedic surgeons 91 16.69 31.70
Dialysis centers 77 27.74 40.28
Medical and diagnostic centers 66 41.10 48.95
Physical therapists 77 44.57 56.09
Expenses per inpatient day 20 71.38 62.02
Joint Commission accreditation 72 78.13 83.71
Medical school affiliation 66 35.80 45.76
Magnet hospitals 78 0.00 14.40
ER wait times 33 47.19 40.01
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 49 69.59 70.79
Smoking rate 40 28.71 30.34
Diabetes rate 38 50.34 48.54
Alzheimer's cases 6 96.81 81.26
Caregivers 56 36.20 39.21
Life expectancy at 65 43 84.64 84.59
Depression 6 55.75 43.31
Physical activity 45 64.13 65.43
Fitness and recreational sports centers 90 31.05 46.08
Fast-food outlets 91 52.95 61.73
Falls with injury 21 41.43 38.43
Binge drinking 16 48.66 40.64
Air quality 28 73.03 67.44

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 61 45.10 47.44
Total bank deposits 49 5.28 7.24
Tax burden 23 81.88 68.14
Dependency ratio 41 86.25 84.57
Growth of small businesses 9 91.49 86.25
Older adults below poverty line 64 55.02 58.57
Capital gains 1 100.00 49.15
Income growth 79 80.96 84.11
Reverse mortgages 92 1.54 15.80
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 57 41.54 44.17
Median rental price 71 63.81 69.47
Households with older adults 58 53.07 55.52
Nursing beds 98 29.17 60.28
Cost of semi-private nursing room 55 59.32 64.62
Home health-care service providers 75 9.39 15.21
Continuing-care facilities 58 18.07 23.14
Cost of assisted living 30 88.94 80.63
Nursing-home rating 48 35.43 36.99
Older adults in family homes 28 87.13 84.60
Cost of adult day services 64 50.00 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 61 44.48 50.90
Commute times 46 79.75 78.27
Commuters who walk to work 66 26.32 38.41
Number of passenger trips 17 15.36 9.79
Public transport fare 74 9.09 16.65
Investment in public/senior transportation 12 81.91 67.65
Grocery stores 87 21.80 33.58
Special needs transportation 64 21.60 29.60

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 59 44.43 47.47
Arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 2 59.63 30.60
Senior volunteer rates 94 38.65 53.28
Number of public libraries 97 19.44 44.65
Number of civic and religious organizations 99 17.22 60.15
Funding for older adults 98 69.43 75.84
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 52 90.00 38.00
College enrollment 91 46.27 58.16
Number of community colleges 56 17.42 20.92
Number of universities 81 25.30 38.93