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Best Cities for Successful Aging | San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
#65
OVERALL RANKING

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX


SCORE: 71.36

#63
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 71.40
 
#50
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 71.43
 
Percent of Population 65+:  11.55%
Population 65+:  258,190
Total Population:  2,234,494

Indicator Rank Score Average
AvgScore
Percent
+/-
% +/-
General Livability 50 87.95 87.83 0.14 %
Health Care 62 60.74 62.09 -2.17 %
Wellness 63 69.09 72.07 -4.13 %
Financial Security 18 92.06 88.25 4.32 %
Education 85 55.31 61.67 -10.31 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
79 38.45 46.42 -17.17 %
Employment 37 65.51 63.96 2.42 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
6 80.36 69.42 15.76 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
87 61.43 73.23 -16.11 %
(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 52 44.57 46.41
Crime rate 95 34.61 52.77
Internet access 64 80.77 83.51
Employment growth 17 90.93 86.82
Unemployment rate 13 82.46 64.06
Income distribution 32 86.96 86.33
Weather 28 73.98 65.13
Fatal car crashes 75 36.58 51.71

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare enrollment 81 87.63 62.02
Primary-care physicians 63 53.73 57.60
Nurse practitioners and physicians' assistants 62 41.29 45.49
Number of nurses 59 34.59 38.33
Number of hospital beds 17 45.10 37.22
Long-term hospitals 24 35.19 22.49
Hospitals with geriatric services 66 30.28 37.70
Hospitals with rehabilitation services 71 31.77 43.27
Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 60 0.00 11.62
Hospitals with hospice services 74 15.29 31.78
Orthopedic surgeons 49 32.62 31.70
Dialysis centers 9 67.69 40.28
Medical and diagnostic centers 27 57.66 48.95
Physical therapists 40 58.16 56.09
Expenses per inpatient day 53 59.23 62.02
Joint Commission accreditation 59 84.38 83.71
Medical school affiliation 45 47.73 45.76
Magnet hospitals 74 3.75 14.40
ER wait times 37 42.25 40.01
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 38 72.43 70.79
Smoking rate 43 27.23 30.34
Diabetes rate 26 53.02 48.54
Alzheimer's cases 39 84.90 81.26
Caregivers 40 40.10 39.21
Life expectancy at 65 41 84.80 84.59
Depression 46 43.30 43.31
Physical activity 37 65.81 65.43
Fitness and recreational sports centers 87 32.89 46.08
Fast-food outlets 28 65.32 61.73
Falls with injury 66 34.10 38.43
Binge drinking 93 30.27 40.64
Air quality 50 66.52 67.44

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 72 43.05 47.44
Total bank deposits 14 9.47 7.24
Tax burden 17 82.09 68.14
Dependency ratio 68 83.01 84.57
Growth of small businesses 13 90.85 86.25
Older adults below poverty line 79 49.41 58.57
Capital gains 36 55.19 49.15
Income growth 7 91.73 84.11
Reverse mortgages 71 5.73 15.80
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 46 44.61 44.17
Median rental price 53 69.63 69.47
Households with older adults 64 51.97 55.52
Nursing beds 37 66.65 60.28
Cost of semi-private nursing room 1 100.00 64.62
Home health-care service providers 8 33.92 15.21
Continuing-care facilities 57 18.18 23.14
Cost of assisted living 46 81.24 80.63
Nursing-home rating 82 20.35 36.99
Older adults in family homes 18 88.75 84.60
Cost of adult day services 1 100.00 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 72 40.16 50.90
Commute times 64 75.69 78.27
Commuters who walk to work 59 28.84 38.41
Number of passenger trips 27 9.94 9.79
Public transport fare 27 14.29 16.65
Investment in public/senior transportation 23 76.53 67.65
Grocery stores 95 19.41 33.58
Special needs transportation 94 9.68 29.60

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 79 40.58 47.47
Arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 54 27.89 30.60
Senior volunteer rates 74 44.58 53.28
Number of public libraries 84 29.08 44.65
Number of civic and religious organizations 65 51.31 60.15
Funding for older adults 65 72.39 75.84
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 92 83.01 38.00
College enrollment 41 59.86 58.16
Number of community colleges 74 13.52 20.92
Number of universities 74 28.85 38.93