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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Pueblo, CO
#188
OVERALL RANKING

Pueblo, CO


SCORE: 64.73

#196
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 64.56
 
#152
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 66.30
 
Percent of Population 65+:  16.03%
Population 65+:  25,805
Total Population:  160,972

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 172 80.19 81.58 -1.70 %
Health Care 114 51.02 50.15 1.73 %
Wellness 65 72.32 68.45 5.65 %
Financial 242 74.28 81.09 -8.40 %
EducationEducation 156 57.00 71.18 -3.78 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
73 77.90 71.18 9.44 %
Employment 255 39.12 51.56 -24.13 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
231 49.26 57.14 -13.79 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
224 45.65 51.89 -12.03 %
(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 64 58.86 49.09
Crime Rate 276 21.06 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 135 80.50 80.67
Unemployment Rate 163 42.04 46.80
Income Distribution 110 84.44 84.25
Weather 109 64.89 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 146 25.39 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 152 30.72 33.5
Number of hospital beds 23 50.48 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 21 36.79 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 151 17.29 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 246 11.53 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 90 33.33 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 69 15.33 13.35
Number of nurses 72 28.98 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 203 1.37 2.35
ER Wait Times 152 21.21 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 43 52.48 46.33
Smoking rate 148 10.91 13.69
Diabetes rate 81 45.37 41.83
Binge drinking 173 15.56 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 6 96.63 74.78
Caregivers 253 26.55 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 134 76.59 76.89
Depression 242 41.96 49.3
Physical activity 87 41.63 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 189 35.94 42.27
Fast-food outlets 58 39.50 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 172 11.79 17.69
Air quality 11 84.62 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 208 44.61 53.83
Total bank deposits 256 0.55 1.37
Tax burden 181 63.72 70.55
Dependency ratio 232 55.00 61.29
Small business growth 257 75.49 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 227 21.02 29.07
Capital gains 46 39.89 31.31
Income growth 110 60.51 60.52
Reverse mortgages 192 17.39 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 26 64.40 46.02
Median rental price 116 73.47 70.18
Households with older adults 80 41.58 39.04
Nursing beds 122 51.64 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 151 60.87 70.35
Home health-care service providers 13 34.39 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 83 17.05 14.8
Cost of assisted living 182 67.33 71.61
Nursing-home rating 80 30.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 205 80.11 82.84
Cost of adult day services 104 53.85 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 249 42.82 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 245 12.89 31.34
Employment growth 107 45.20 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 108 7.60 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 124 72.17 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 101 3.44 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 182 34.68 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 162 13.88 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 268 24.96 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 120 45.68 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 77 32.17 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 180 13.18 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 57 62.39 63.01
Number of public libraries 253 11.03 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 228 41.71 12.40
Funding for older adults 252 26.93 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 156 86.32 85.93
College enrollment 148 21.01 26.46