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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Longview, TX
#103
OVERALL RANKING

Longview, TX


SCORE: 67.56

#92
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 67.93
 
#91
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 68.53
 
Percent of Population 65+:  14.40%
Population 65+:  31,209
Total Population:  216,759

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 39 86.50 81.58 6.03 %
Health Care 196 44.26 50.15 -11.74 %
Wellness 211 64.02 68.45 -6.47 %
Financial 36 87.56 81.09 7.98 %
EducationEducation 201 54.97 71.18 -7.21 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
7 90.09 71.18 26.57 %
Employment 69 57.09 51.56 10.73 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
241 47.79 57.14 -16.36 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
182 48.14 51.89 -7.23 %
(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 25 66.88 49.09
Crime Rate 174 36.15 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 176 79.21 80.67
Unemployment Rate 117 47.28 46.80
Income Distribution 110 84.44 84.25
Weather 65 70.55 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 260 15.39 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 221 24.10 33.5
Number of hospital beds 118 29.69 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 165 75.00 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 47 42.27 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 260 9.39 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 108 17.94 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 178 9.68 13.35
Number of nurses 107 25.39 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 235 1.14 2.35
ER Wait Times 99 25.67 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 207 41.54 46.33
Smoking rate 263 6.93 13.69
Diabetes rate 163 38.39 41.83
Binge drinking 24 33.22 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 58 86.25 74.78
Caregivers 175 32.95 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 244 71.27 76.89
Depression 192 44.62 49.3
Physical activity 232 31.10 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 208 33.00 42.27
Fast-food outlets 215 30.75 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 186 11.00 17.69
Air quality 185 55.34 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 18 73.90 53.83
Total bank deposits 63 1.13 1.37
Tax burden 54 82.09 70.55
Dependency ratio 208 56.75 61.29
Small business growth 50 84.64 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 171 25.33 29.07
Capital gains 61 38.96 31.31
Income growth 51 62.92 60.52
Reverse mortgages 133 27.04 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 63 55.92 46.02
Median rental price 141 70.91 70.18
Households with older adults 103 40.00 39.04
Nursing beds 3 90.61 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 1 100.00 70.35
Home health-care service providers 23 27.13 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 129 12.07 14.8
Cost of assisted living 129 71.23 71.61
Nursing-home rating 179 15.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 157 81.89 82.84
Cost of adult day services 1 100.00 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 127 55.59 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 34 56.04 31.34
Employment growth 172 43.24 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 207 3.69 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 169 68.92 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 238 0.69 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 67 42.84 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 214 10.05 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 236 31.85 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 206 37.04 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 155 28.27 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 238 9.42 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 214 44.66 63.01
Number of public libraries 159 20.03 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 33 81.42 12.40
Funding for older adults 197 27.49 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 181 84.97 85.93
College enrollment 196 18.16 26.46