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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Lawton, OK
#83
OVERALL RANKING

Lawton, OK


SCORE: 68.08

#107
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 67.49
 
#59
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 70.08
 
Percent of Population 65+:  10.73%
Population 65+:  14,245
Total Population:  132,700

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 141 81.25 81.58 -.40 %
Health Care 22 64.04 50.15 27.70 %
Wellness 228 63.11 68.45 -7.80 %
Financial 90 83.77 81.09 3.30 %
EducationEducation 165 56.55 71.18 -4.54 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
45 80.85 71.18 13.59 %
Employment 260 38.53 51.56 -25.27 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
135 55.77 57.14 -2.40 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
135 50.67 51.89 -2.35 %
(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 59 59.44 49.09
Crime Rate 251 27.16 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 247 75.92 80.67
Unemployment Rate 61 56.22 46.80
Income Distribution 110 84.44 84.25
Weather 111 64.79 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 175 23.04 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 45 43.22 33.5
Number of hospital beds 26 49.06 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 153 80.00 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 13 59.76 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 12 59.76 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 29 60.00 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 87 14.22 13.35
Number of nurses 137 22.83 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 146 1.81 2.35
ER Wait Times 210 16.53 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 241 39.83 46.33
Smoking rate 216 9.24 13.69
Diabetes rate 169 37.46 41.83
Binge drinking 205 14.30 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 224 65.23 74.78
Caregivers 22 60.63 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 261 70.29 76.89
Depression 166 46.42 49.3
Physical activity 258 29.11 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 271 17.02 42.27
Fast-food outlets 163 33.09 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 271 5.44 17.69
Air quality 95 63.35 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 120 56.33 53.83
Total bank deposits 245 0.61 1.37
Tax burden 92 78.02 70.55
Dependency ratio 53 66.31 61.29
Small business growth 231 77.61 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 234 20.70 29.07
Capital gains 119 28.30 31.31
Income growth 206 57.93 60.52
Reverse mortgages 58 39.46 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 58 56.76 46.02
Median rental price 160 68.79 70.18
Households with older adults 235 31.94 39.04
Nursing beds 131 49.66 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 20 95.89 70.35
Home health-care service providers 108 13.26 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 123 12.28 14.8
Cost of assisted living 96 75.49 71.61
Nursing-home rating 16 50.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 238 78.65 82.84
Cost of adult day services 57 58.33 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 233 45.27 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 262 10.81 31.34
Employment growth 221 41.76 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 103 7.96 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 36 82.70 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 135 2.63 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 80 42.42 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 65 25.22 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 220 33.62 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 178 39.51 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 256 21.40 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 57 23.21 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 139 52.91 63.01
Number of public libraries 201 15.46 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 96 69.90 12.40
Funding for older adults 89 29.37 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 195 84.15 85.93
College enrollment 122 22.68 26.46