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Best Cities for Successful Aging | New Orleans-Metairie, LA
#55
OVERALL RANKING

New Orleans-Metairie, LA


SCORE: 71.84

#58
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 71.69
 
#44
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 71.76
 
Percent of Population 65+:  12.87%
Population 65+:  158,015
Total Population:  1,227,656

Indicator Rank Score Average
AvgScore
Percent
+/-
% +/-
General Livability 44 88.37 87.83 0.61 %
Health Care 40 64.43 62.09 3.77 %
Wellness 89 65.27 72.07 -9.44 %
Financial Security 61 87.03 88.25 -1.38 %
Education 80 55.91 61.67 -9.34 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
28 52.20 46.42 12.45 %
Employment 60 61.12 63.96 -4.44 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
31 73.58 69.42 5.99 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
47 74.32 73.23 1.49 %
(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 41 49.69 46.41
Crime rate 69 43.33 52.77
Internet access 80 76.93 83.51
Employment growth 63 84.99 86.82
Unemployment rate 84 52.85 64.06
Income distribution 97 78.43 86.33
Weather 18 79.61 65.13
Fatal car crashes 62 42.30 51.71

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare enrollment 93 85.25 62.02
Primary-care physicians 54 56.92 57.60
Nurse practitioners and physicians' assistants 80 32.74 45.49
Number of nurses 16 46.81 38.33
Number of hospital beds 11 48.32 37.22
Long-term hospitals 51 19.42 22.49
Hospitals with geriatric services 43 37.60 37.70
Hospitals with rehabilitation services 49 39.44 43.27
Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 27 15.70 11.62
Hospitals with hospice services 35 37.97 31.78
Orthopedic surgeons 4 49.99 31.70
Dialysis centers 3 77.60 40.28
Medical and diagnostic centers 44 51.17 48.95
Physical therapists 84 37.67 56.09
Expenses per inpatient day 15 76.35 62.02
Joint Commission accreditation 83 73.17 83.71
Medical school affiliation 74 31.04 45.76
Magnet hospitals 70 5.85 14.40
ER wait times 43 38.64 40.01
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 97 57.73 70.79
Smoking rate 81 21.55 30.34
Diabetes rate 81 39.68 48.54
Alzheimer's cases 85 72.06 81.26
Caregivers 31 43.63 39.21
Life expectancy at 65 69 81.71 84.59
Depression 28 45.46 43.31
Physical activity 84 53.75 65.43
Fitness and recreational sports centers 38 50.25 46.08
Fast-food outlets 74 55.65 61.73
Falls with injury 65 34.11 38.43
Binge drinking 72 34.87 40.64
Air quality 32 71.14 67.44

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 41 49.50 47.44
Total bank deposits 40 5.78 7.24
Tax burden 8 92.96 68.14
Dependency ratio 23 89.91 84.57
Growth of small businesses 52 85.81 86.25
Older adults below poverty line 92 39.07 58.57
Capital gains 75 33.66 49.15
Income growth 43 84.02 84.11
Reverse mortgages 58 9.28 15.80
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 48 44.24 44.17
Median rental price 54 69.32 69.47
Households with older adults 56 53.29 55.52
Nursing beds 41 63.49 60.28
Cost of semi-private nursing room 9 90.32 64.62
Home health-care service providers 66 11.07 15.21
Continuing-care facilities 96 11.02 23.14
Cost of assisted living 11 95.68 80.63
Nursing-home rating 77 24.66 36.99
Older adults in family homes 51 84.06 84.60
Cost of adult day services 37 55.56 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 24 63.65 50.90
Commute times 59 76.59 78.27
Commuters who walk to work 40 38.97 38.41
Number of passenger trips 30 9.07 9.79
Public transport fare 11 20.00 16.65
Investment in public/senior transportation 36 71.27 67.65
Grocery stores 4 50.87 33.58
Special needs transportation 66 21.42 29.60

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 53 45.57 47.47
Arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 5 45.76 30.60
Senior volunteer rates 100 35.16 53.28
Number of public libraries 23 53.86 44.65
Number of civic and religious organizations 53 57.01 60.15
Funding for older adults 37 76.96 75.84
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 79 86.88 38.00
College enrollment 64 53.80 58.16
Number of community colleges 84 10.79 20.92
Number of universities 51 37.83 38.93