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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Reno, NV
#101
OVERALL RANKING

Reno, NV


SCORE: 67.62

#109
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 67.44
 
#105
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 68.05
 
Percent of Population 65+:  13.45%
Population 65+:  58,246
Total Population:  433,018

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 224 78.22 81.58 -4.12 %
Health Care 70 56.69 50.15 13.04 %
Wellness 19 79.01 68.45 15.43 %
Financial 56 85.87 81.09 5.89 %
EducationEducation 62 62.68 71.18 5.81 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
220 63.66 71.18 -10.56 %
Employment 197 44.74 51.56 -13.23 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
133 55.85 57.14 -2.26 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
261 40.50 51.89 -21.95 %
(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 238 35.17 49.09
Crime Rate 117 43.14 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 44 84.05 80.67
Unemployment Rate 207 37.66 46.80
Income Distribution 159 82.61 84.25
Weather 130 61.70 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 87 33.10 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 110 34.31 33.5
Number of hospital beds 85 33.24 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 186 72.73 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 49 15.93 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 113 22.46 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 88 29.95 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 33 14.97 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 104 19.07 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 24 72.73 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 77 14.89 13.35
Number of nurses 147 22.42 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 103 2.19 2.35
ER Wait Times 207 16.89 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 12 61.29 46.33
Smoking rate 61 16.08 13.69
Diabetes rate 21 57.15 41.83
Binge drinking 156 16.39 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 18 93.06 74.78
Caregivers 172 33.07 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 147 76.02 76.89
Depression 11 65.42 49.3
Physical activity 19 54.17 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 55 54.38 42.27
Fast-food outlets 192 31.68 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 208 9.66 17.69
Air quality 21 78.64 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 84 60.87 53.83
Total bank deposits 2 15.08 1.37
Tax burden 72 81.88 70.55
Dependency ratio 79 63.71 61.29
Small business growth 223 77.81 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 123 29.30 29.07
Capital gains 3 70.60 31.31
Income growth 152 59.37 60.52
Reverse mortgages 274 2.29 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 256 27.83 46.02
Median rental price 216 62.68 70.18
Households with older adults 192 36.12 39.04
Nursing beds 260 21.93 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 161 59.32 70.35
Home health-care service providers 230 6.05 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 51 22.40 14.8
Cost of assisted living 76 77.98 71.61
Nursing-home rating 10 57.14 22.29
Older adults in family homes 159 81.83 82.84
Cost of adult day services 168 50.00 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 125 55.87 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 257 11.42 31.34
Employment growth 177 43.08 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 64 11.09 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 111 73.21 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 26 11.45 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 228 29.71 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 112 18.40 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 186 37.04 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+ 165 27.76 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 28 31.55 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 266 39.01 63.01
Number of public libraries 251 11.21 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 271 24.63 12.40
Funding for older adults 275 26.37 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 54 92.23 85.93
College enrollment 86 26.41 26.46