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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Monroe, LA
#78
OVERALL RANKING

Monroe, LA


SCORE: 68.46

#85
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 68.22
 
#64
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 69.86
 
Percent of Population 65+:  13.36%
Population 65+:  23,750
Total Population:  177,755

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 239 76.80 81.58 -5.86 %
Health Care 39 60.53 50.15 20.70 %
Wellness 235 62.60 68.45 -8.55 %
Financial 35 87.58 81.09 8.00 %
EducationEducation 187 55.88 71.18 -5.67 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
21 85.89 71.18 20.67 %
Employment 122 50.92 51.56 -1.24 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
169 53.85 57.14 -5.76 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
91 53.26 51.89 2.64 %
(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 114 52.36 49.09
Crime Rate 279 20.80 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 188 78.82 80.67
Unemployment Rate 226 35.66 46.80
Income Distribution 250 77.55 84.25
Weather 71 70.01 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 224 18.37 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 90 36.81 33.5
Number of hospital beds 36 46.47 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 269 30.77 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 2 91.59 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 8 61.06 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 175 7.69 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 138 11.55 13.35
Number of nurses 99 26.01 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 214 1.29 2.35
ER Wait Times 260 12.37 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 251 39.11 46.33
Smoking rate 69 15.33 13.69
Diabetes rate 210 34.32 41.83
Binge drinking 46 26.57 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 189 71.57 74.78
Caregivers 84 42.11 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 253 70.84 76.89
Depression 163 46.58 49.3
Physical activity 261 28.81 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 212 32.55 42.27
Fast-food outlets 120 35.25 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 217 9.34 17.69
Air quality 185 55.34 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 6 81.82 53.83
Total bank deposits 106 0.97 1.37
Tax burden 11 92.96 70.55
Dependency ratio 173 58.35 61.29
Small business growth 60 83.96 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 263 17.77 29.07
Capital gains 191 23.77 31.31
Income growth 216 57.79 60.52
Reverse mortgages 112 31.13 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 102 51.45 46.02
Median rental price 56 80.20 70.18
Households with older adults 186 36.40 39.04
Nursing beds 14 83.41 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 29 90.32 70.35
Home health-care service providers 9 44.08 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 240 6.28 14.8
Cost of assisted living 30 83.89 71.61
Nursing-home rating 229 0.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 172 81.35 82.84
Cost of adult day services 94 55.56 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 95 59.60 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 118 26.34 31.34
Employment growth 67 46.78 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 125 6.62 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 140 70.83 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 81 4.18 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 7 53.32 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 278 4.47 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 183 37.91 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 141 43.21 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 187 26.37 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 56 23.29 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 280 35.13 63.01
Number of public libraries 65 30.61 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 14 87.13 12.40
Funding for older adults 92 29.23 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 161 86.01 85.93
College enrollment 182 18.90 26.46