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Best Cities for Successful Aging | McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX
#59
OVERALL RANKING

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX


SCORE: 71.57

#61
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 71.55
 
#18
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 73.74
 
Percent of Population 65+:  9.78%
Population 65+:  78,844
Total Population:  805,975

Indicator Rank Score Average
AvgScore
Percent
+/-
% +/-
General Livability 63 86.00 87.83 -2.08 %
Health Care 87 52.16 62.09 -15.99 %
Wellness 11 80.06 72.07 11.09 %
Financial Security 30 90.73 88.25 2.81 %
Education 100 34.82 61.67 -43.54 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
63 41.83 46.42 -9.89 %
Employment 68 59.58 63.96 -6.85 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
1 100.00 69.42 44.05 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
100 54.69 73.23 -25.32 %
(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 21 57.52 46.41
Crime rate 73 43.11 52.77
Internet access 100 56.49 83.51
Employment growth 31 88.79 86.82
Unemployment rate 97 39.77 64.06
Income distribution 87 81.63 86.33
Weather 27 74.42 65.13
Fatal car crashes 42 52.36 51.71

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare enrollment 69 88.67 62.02
Primary-care physicians 91 42.52 57.60
Nurse practitioners and physicians' assistants 77 33.40 45.49
Number of nurses 78 30.93 38.33
Number of hospital beds 20 44.28 37.22
Long-term hospitals 72 0.00 22.49
Hospitals with geriatric services 47 36.49 37.70
Hospitals with rehabilitation services 65 34.03 43.27
Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 60 0.00 11.62
Hospitals with hospice services 53 24.57 31.78
Orthopedic surgeons 100 9.18 31.70
Dialysis centers 15 59.75 40.28
Medical and diagnostic centers 14 65.66 48.95
Physical therapists 95 29.26 56.09
Expenses per inpatient day 53 59.23 62.02
Joint Commission accreditation 40 88.89 83.71
Medical school affiliation 93 14.14 45.76
Magnet hospitals 78 0.00 14.40
ER wait times 76 28.75 40.01
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 61 65.92 70.79
Smoking rate 1 100.00 30.34
Diabetes rate 15 56.14 48.54
Alzheimer's cases 33 85.55 81.26
Caregivers 20 46.46 39.21
Life expectancy at 65 7 94.45 84.59
Depression 95 34.45 43.31
Physical activity 70 58.20 65.43
Fitness and recreational sports centers 100 17.70 46.08
Fast-food outlets 1 100.00 61.73
Falls with injury 18 43.25 38.43
Binge drinking 70 34.93 40.64
Air quality 28 73.03 67.44

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 91 36.56 47.44
Total bank deposits 95 2.67 7.24
Tax burden 17 82.09 68.14
Dependency ratio 98 64.80 84.57
Growth of small businesses 2 94.93 86.25
Older adults below poverty line 100 20.00 58.57
Capital gains 36 55.19 49.15
Income growth 25 85.73 84.11
Reverse mortgages 13 32.54 15.80
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 1 100.00 44.17
Median rental price 2 93.71 69.47
Households with older adults 58 53.07 55.52
Nursing beds 77 42.61 60.28
Cost of semi-private nursing room 1 100.00 64.62
Home health-care service providers 1 100.00 15.21
Continuing-care facilities 100 6.76 23.14
Cost of assisted living 46 81.24 80.63
Nursing-home rating 98 8.61 36.99
Older adults in family homes 2 98.47 84.60
Cost of adult day services 1 100.00 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 73 39.77 50.90
Commute times 18 86.94 78.27
Commuters who walk to work 87 21.01 38.41
Number of passenger trips 98 0.84 9.79
Public transport fare 17 16.67 16.65
Investment in public/senior transportation 1 100.00 67.65
Grocery stores 93 20.05 33.58
Special needs transportation 7 58.37 29.60

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 93 34.61 47.47
Arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 97 17.62 30.60
Senior volunteer rates 75 44.42 53.28
Number of public libraries 90 25.62 44.65
Number of civic and religious organizations 88 36.48 60.15
Funding for older adults 65 72.39 75.84
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 100 48.17 38.00
College enrollment 84 48.92 58.16
Number of community colleges 83 10.83 20.92
Number of universities 100 6.00 38.93