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Best Cities for Successful Aging | St. George, UT
#95
OVERALL RANKING

St. George, UT


SCORE: 67.77

#72
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 68.68
 
#142
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 66.65
 
Percent of Population 65+:  18.32%
Population 65+:  26,496
Total Population:  144,656

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 24 88.47 81.58 8.45 %
Health Care 267 35.88 50.15 -28.45 %
Wellness 6 84.26 68.45 23.10 %
Financial 198 77.80 81.09 -4.06 %
EducationEducation 51 64.36 71.18 8.64 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
155 70.00 71.18 -1.66 %
Employment 29 67.12 51.56 30.18 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
238 48.14 57.14 -15.75 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
83 53.64 51.89 3.37 %
(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 259 31.72 49.09
Crime Rate 22 64.02 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 3 95.02 80.67
Unemployment Rate 46 59.95 46.80
Income Distribution 2 95.00 84.25
Weather 103 65.61 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 150 25.16 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 245 20.90 33.5
Number of hospital beds 261 12.05 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 1 100.00 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 247 11.45 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 177 0.00 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 143 11.45 13.35
Number of nurses 225 16.03 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 235 1.14 2.35
ER Wait Times 124 23.57 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 11 61.50 46.33
Smoking rate 14 27.35 13.69
Diabetes rate 23 57.04 41.83
Binge drinking 9 53.41 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 19 92.74 74.78
Caregivers 264 24.16 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 14 86.89 76.89
Depression 82 52.33 49.3
Physical activity 24 50.88 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 31 58.89 42.27
Fast-food outlets 210 31.01 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 146 14.13 17.69
Air quality 2 94.83 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 115 56.77 53.83
Total bank deposits 209 0.72 1.37
Tax burden 100 77.12 70.55
Dependency ratio 275 41.14 61.29
Small business growth 11 89.95 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 99 31.13 29.07
Capital gains 97 32.96 31.31
Income growth 49 63.05 60.52
Reverse mortgages 280 1.09 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 199 38.59 46.02
Median rental price 236 59.38 70.18
Households with older adults 15 51.37 39.04
Nursing beds 234 31.20 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 42 80.00 70.35
Home health-care service providers 206 7.48 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 102 14.08 14.8
Cost of assisted living 19 84.17 71.61
Nursing-home rating 33 42.86 22.29
Older adults in family homes 3 96.55 82.84
Cost of adult day services 257 39.33 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 276 33.66 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 1 100.00 31.34
Employment growth 58 47.07 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 54 13.27 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 76 77.27 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 199 1.42 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 168 35.67 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 117 18.09 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 264 26.48 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 213 35.80 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 27 36.87 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 96 18.76 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 1 100.00 63.01
Number of public libraries 203 15.08 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 281 6.53 12.40
Funding for older adults 245 27.10 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 18 95.03 85.93
College enrollment 83 26.72 26.46