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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Odessa, TX
#69
OVERALL RANKING

Odessa, TX


SCORE: 68.76

#70
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 68.74
 
#52
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 70.43
 
Percent of Population 65+:  9.94%
Population 65+:  14,373
Total Population:  144,609

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 19 89.06 81.58 9.17 %
Health Care 126 50.13 50.15 -.04 %
Wellness 120 68.55 68.45 0.15 %
Financial 13 91.79 81.09 13.20 %
EducationEducation 278 41.40 71.18 -30.11 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
52 79.84 71.18 12.17 %
Employment 97 53.53 51.56 3.82 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
96 58.90 57.14 3.08 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
257 41.32 51.89 -20.37 %
(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 17 69.99 49.09
Crime Rate 262 25.80 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 4 94.83 80.67
Unemployment Rate 91 50.98 46.80
Income Distribution 159 82.61 84.25
Weather 47 74.95 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 278 9.59 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 89 37.05 33.5
Number of hospital beds 31 47.82 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 165 75.00 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 171 19.57 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 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 46 17.18 13.35
Number of nurses 76 28.32 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 226 1.20 2.35
ER Wait Times 262 12.12 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 110 46.82 46.33
Smoking rate 281 3.96 13.69
Diabetes rate 46 50.66 41.83
Binge drinking 234 12.67 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 50 87.62 74.78
Caregivers 53 47.80 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 270 69.78 76.89
Depression 138 48.37 49.3
Physical activity 270 27.80 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 200 34.76 42.27
Fast-food outlets 147 33.86 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 244 7.72 17.69
Air quality 46 72.37 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 135 55.05 53.83
Total bank deposits 47 1.21 1.37
Tax burden 54 82.09 70.55
Dependency ratio 177 58.26 61.29
Small business growth 4 96.20 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 270 15.82 29.07
Capital gains 61 38.96 31.31
Income growth 3 84.16 60.52
Reverse mortgages 164 22.44 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 59 56.40 46.02
Median rental price 259 52.53 70.18
Households with older adults 252 30.22 39.04
Nursing beds 97 56.56 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 1 100.00 70.35
Home health-care service providers 53 20.30 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 227 7.09 14.8
Cost of assisted living 129 71.23 71.61
Nursing-home rating 164 16.67 22.29
Older adults in family homes 143 82.34 82.84
Cost of adult day services 1 100.00 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 24 75.06 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 149 22.59 31.34
Employment growth 248 40.05 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 159 4.87 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 126 71.83 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 155 2.32 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 67 42.84 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 261 6.78 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 76 51.41 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 82 49.38 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 273 18.01 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 179 13.19 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 209 44.74 63.01
Number of public libraries 280 3.82 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 102 69.52 12.40
Funding for older adults 190 27.51 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 277 64.35 85.93
College enrollment 265 13.24 26.46