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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Oklahoma City, OK
#28
OVERALL RANKING

Oklahoma City, OK


SCORE: 73.46

#26
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 73.41
 
#24
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 72.92
 
Percent of Population 65+:  12.19%
Population 65+:  158,150
Total Population:  1,297,397

Indicator Rank Score Average
AvgScore
Percent
+/-
% +/-
General Livability 52 87.74 87.83 -.10 %
Health Care 21 68.92 62.09 11.00 %
Wellness 93 64.75 72.07 -10.16 %
Financial Security 7 94.09 88.25 6.62 %
Education 48 61.41 61.67 -.42 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
70 40.25 46.42 -13.29 %
Employment 19 70.45 63.96 10.15 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
11 77.88 69.42 12.19 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
60 72.12 73.23 -1.52 %
(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 29 53.51 46.41
Crime rate 79 41.75 52.77
Internet access 47 83.98 83.51
Employment growth 39 87.80 86.82
Unemployment rate 12 85.37 64.06
Income distribution 32 86.96 86.33
Weather 49 63.18 65.13
Fatal car crashes 72 37.56 51.71

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare enrollment 66 88.89 62.02
Primary-care physicians 67 53.28 57.60
Nurse practitioners and physicians' assistants 47 46.66 45.49
Number of nurses 65 33.21 38.33
Number of hospital beds 9 49.43 37.22
Long-term hospitals 19 38.56 22.49
Hospitals with geriatric services 23 49.78 37.70
Hospitals with rehabilitation services 5 87.05 43.27
Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 29 15.60 11.62
Hospitals with hospice services 13 62.84 31.78
Orthopedic surgeons 23 37.41 31.70
Dialysis centers 55 36.16 40.28
Medical and diagnostic centers 4 79.77 48.95
Physical therapists 45 56.08 56.09
Expenses per inpatient day 10 79.13 62.02
Joint Commission accreditation 87 71.05 83.71
Medical school affiliation 81 23.44 45.76
Magnet hospitals 75 3.16 14.40
ER wait times 44 37.61 40.01
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 79 62.11 70.79
Smoking rate 66 23.71 30.34
Diabetes rate 65 44.32 48.54
Alzheimer's cases 89 65.96 81.26
Caregivers 7 54.95 39.21
Life expectancy at 65 94 78.63 84.59
Depression 86 36.15 43.31
Physical activity 91 51.54 65.43
Fitness and recreational sports centers 74 39.02 46.08
Fast-food outlets 90 53.03 61.73
Falls with injury 14 45.76 38.43
Binge drinking 52 39.24 40.64
Air quality 58 64.78 67.44

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 8 58.68 47.44
Total bank deposits 55 5.12 7.24
Tax burden 26 78.02 68.14
Dependency ratio 50 84.53 84.57
Growth of small businesses 14 90.49 86.25
Older adults below poverty line 7 79.91 58.57
Capital gains 51 40.08 49.15
Income growth 4 93.25 84.11
Reverse mortgages 43 14.80 15.80
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 40 47.43 44.17
Median rental price 23 80.05 69.47
Households with older adults 76 49.78 55.52
Nursing beds 32 71.40 60.28
Cost of semi-private nursing room 7 95.89 64.62
Home health-care service providers 39 14.47 15.21
Continuing-care facilities 49 19.54 23.14
Cost of assisted living 36 86.10 80.63
Nursing-home rating 67 26.96 36.99
Older adults in family homes 57 83.29 84.60
Cost of adult day services 27 58.33 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 82 36.28 50.90
Commute times 20 86.16 78.27
Commuters who walk to work 69 25.36 38.41
Number of passenger trips 93 1.21 9.79
Public transport fare 95 7.35 16.65
Investment in public/senior transportation 63 65.22 67.65
Grocery stores 25 39.16 33.58
Special needs transportation 25 37.74 29.60

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 70 42.36 47.47
Arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 46 30.55 30.60
Senior volunteer rates 45 53.12 53.28
Number of public libraries 61 37.67 44.65
Number of civic and religious organizations 22 79.28 60.15
Funding for older adults 35 77.34 75.84
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 22 93.55 38.00
College enrollment 36 60.97 58.16
Number of community colleges 44 20.21 20.92
Number of universities 72 29.82 38.93