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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Missoula, MT
#22
OVERALL RANKING
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Missoula, MT


SCORE: 72.46

#23
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 72.40
 
#36
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 71.45
 
Percent of Population 65+:  12.42%
Population 65+:  13,803
Total Population:  111,103

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 268 73.38 81.58 -10.05 %
Health Care 35 61.49 50.15 22.61 %
Wellness 13 80.91 68.45 18.20 %
Financial 73 84.73 81.09 4.49 %
EducationEducation 36 69.19 71.18 16.80 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
202 65.19 71.18 -8.42 %
Employment 85 54.64 51.56 5.97 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
38 69.32 57.14 21.32 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
10 76.47 51.89 47.37 %
(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 258 31.93 49.09
Crime Rate 162 37.76 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 107 81.53 80.67
Unemployment Rate 39 61.04 46.80
Income Distribution 229 79.17 84.25
Weather 266 48.78 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 182 22.40 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 31 47.72 33.5
Number of hospital beds 137 27.43 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 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 41 41.74 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 12 31.95 13.35
Number of nurses 27 36.85 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 3 5.67 2.35
ER Wait Times 138 22.73 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 18 58.48 46.33
Smoking rate 113 12.16 13.69
Diabetes rate 6 75.90 41.83
Binge drinking 271 10.00 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 278 32.09 74.78
Caregivers 6 84.04 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 108 77.67 76.89
Depression 100 51.08 49.3
Physical activity 15 56.49 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 4 83.35 42.27
Fast-food outlets 187 31.77 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 110 16.93 17.69
Air quality 46 72.37 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 24 72.18 53.83
Total bank deposits 100 0.99 1.37
Tax burden 76 80.92 70.55
Dependency ratio 21 76.80 61.29
Small business growth 121 81.48 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 124 29.28 29.07
Capital gains 80 38.33 31.31
Income growth 245 57.06 60.52
Reverse mortgages 208 14.52 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 251 30.10 46.02
Median rental price 109 73.96 70.18
Households with older adults 250 30.50 39.04
Nursing beds 219 36.07 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 122 66.67 70.35
Home health-care service providers 39 23.18 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 46 23.84 14.8
Cost of assisted living 162 70.93 71.61
Nursing-home rating 229 0.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 102 83.82 82.84
Cost of adult day services 266 36.84 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 57 66.27 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 253 11.81 31.34
Employment growth 53 47.18 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 27 22.73 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 29 84.07 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 45 7.43 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 231 28.79 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 24 35.91 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 57 53.84 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 43 55.56 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 201 25.69 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 5 87.05 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 62 61.49 63.01
Number of public libraries 88 27.36 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 173 55.11 12.40
Funding for older adults 14 40.54 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 17 95.13 85.93
College enrollment 43 37.30 26.46