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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Madera, CA
#256
OVERALL RANKING

Madera, CA


SCORE: 61.85

#255
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 62.04
 
#242
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 62.51
 
Percent of Population 65+:  12.19%
Population 65+:  18,556
Total Population:  152,235

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 249 76.18 81.58 -6.62 %
Health Care 243 40.31 50.15 -19.62 %
Wellness 29 76.37 68.45 11.57 %
Financial 268 71.52 81.09 -11.80 %
EducationEducation 254 50.77 71.18 -14.30 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
244 59.27 71.18 -16.73 %
Employment 199 44.60 51.56 -13.50 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
45 67.17 57.14 17.55 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
272 38.67 51.89 -25.48 %
(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 235 36.06 49.09
Crime Rate 120 43.05 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 145 80.15 80.67
Unemployment Rate 275 22.40 46.80
Income Distribution 110 84.44 84.25
Weather 62 71.89 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 266 14.87 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 219 24.48 33.5
Number of hospital beds 135 27.82 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 233 50.00 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 209 15.47 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 39 50.00 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 2 50.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 270 3.65 13.35
Number of nurses 183 19.88 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 259 0.94 2.35
ER Wait Times 203 17.20 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 29 54.61 46.33
Smoking rate 259 7.07 13.69
Diabetes rate 28 55.90 41.83
Binge drinking 3 70.39 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 26 90.90 74.78
Caregivers 198 31.45 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 29 83.23 76.89
Depression 7 67.42 49.3
Physical activity 66 43.72 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 264 20.25 42.27
Fast-food outlets 11 46.93 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 192 10.80 17.69
Air quality 273 46.61 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 276 25.32 53.83
Total bank deposits 278 0.37 1.37
Tax burden 251 52.36 70.55
Dependency ratio 226 55.41 61.29
Small business growth 182 79.43 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 247 19.54 29.07
Capital gains 28 45.50 31.31
Income growth 10 69.38 60.52
Reverse mortgages 232 9.48 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 198 38.68 46.02
Median rental price 237 59.31 70.18
Households with older adults 80 41.58 39.04
Nursing beds 246 26.98 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 179 57.14 70.35
Home health-care service providers 277 0.47 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 205 7.95 14.8
Cost of assisted living 182 67.33 71.61
Nursing-home rating 139 20.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 6 93.78 82.84
Cost of adult day services 183 45.45 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 199 49.21 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 135 23.79 31.34
Employment growth 142 43.99 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 131 6.07 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 255 60.24 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 231 0.79 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 12 48.54 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 137 15.81 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 14 75.18 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 67 51.85 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 222 24.07 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 187 12.68 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 179 48.71 63.01
Number of public libraries 206 14.90 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 268 27.28 12.40
Funding for older adults 174 27.93 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 246 78.24 85.93
College enrollment 211 17.07 26.46