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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Sherman-Denison, TX
#68
OVERALL RANKING

Sherman-Denison, TX


SCORE: 68.78

#64
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 69.06
 
#50
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 70.55
 
Percent of Population 65+:  16.29%
Population 65+:  19,820
Total Population:  121,679

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 26 88.42 81.58 8.38 %
Health Care 201 43.84 50.15 -12.58 %
Wellness 108 69.16 68.45 1.04 %
Financial 75 84.68 81.09 4.43 %
EducationEducation 185 55.97 71.18 -5.52 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
2 99.94 71.18 40.40 %
Employment 107 52.00 51.56 0.85 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
249 45.87 57.14 -19.72 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
185 48.03 51.89 -7.44 %
(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 34 64.39 49.09
Crime Rate 75 49.40 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 94 81.97 80.67
Unemployment Rate 50 58.75 46.80
Income Distribution 42 88.37 84.25
Weather 95 66.11 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 215 19.37 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 248 20.78 33.5
Number of hospital beds 74 36.20 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 262 33.33 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 36 45.12 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 87 30.08 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 223 7.09 13.35
Number of nurses 53 30.85 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 178 1.57 2.35
ER Wait Times 85 27.67 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 106 46.96 46.33
Smoking rate 127 11.62 13.69
Diabetes rate 92 44.49 41.83
Binge drinking 6 56.99 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 69 84.85 74.78
Caregivers 223 29.52 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 238 71.77 76.89
Depression 232 42.37 49.3
Physical activity 170 34.94 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 153 39.86 42.27
Fast-food outlets 151 33.60 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 54 25.11 17.69
Air quality 189 55.00 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 92 59.46 53.83
Total bank deposits 112 0.95 1.37
Tax burden 54 82.09 70.55
Dependency ratio 243 54.28 61.29
Small business growth 103 82.01 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 143 27.79 29.07
Capital gains 61 38.96 31.31
Income growth 80 61.59 60.52
Reverse mortgages 150 24.13 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 31 63.20 46.02
Median rental price 158 68.88 70.18
Households with older adults 60 42.73 39.04
Nursing beds 13 83.48 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 1 100.00 70.35
Home health-care service providers 3 79.36 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 95 14.97 14.8
Cost of assisted living 129 71.23 71.61
Nursing-home rating 53 36.36 22.29
Older adults in family homes 88 84.53 82.84
Cost of adult day services 1 100.00 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 103 58.76 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 80 33.46 31.34
Employment growth 60 47.01 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 207 3.69 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 245 61.94 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 138 2.59 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 67 42.84 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 199 11.16 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 247 30.90 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 221 34.89 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 80 32.03 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 247 8.67 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 206 44.80 63.01
Number of public libraries 97 26.02 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 98 69.80 12.40
Funding for older adults 192 27.50 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 100 89.12 85.93
College enrollment 236 15.31 26.46