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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Shreveport-Bossier City, LA
#169
OVERALL RANKING

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA


SCORE: 65.01

#184
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 64.85
 
#161
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 65.99
 
Percent of Population 65+:  13.84%
Population 65+:  62,028
Total Population:  448,118

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 244 76.55 81.58 -6.17 %
Health Care 81 55.15 50.15 9.97 %
Wellness 266 61.09 68.45 -10.75 %
Financial 71 84.91 81.09 4.71 %
EducationEducation 199 55.00 71.18 -7.16 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
58 79.43 71.18 11.59 %
Employment 165 47.25 51.56 -8.36 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
256 45.40 57.14 -20.55 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
164 49.09 51.89 -5.40 %
(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 159 46.94 49.09
Crime Rate 232 29.95 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 268 74.07 80.67
Unemployment Rate 234 34.51 46.80
Income Distribution 250 77.55 84.25
Weather 70 70.05 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 198 21.05 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 88 37.09 33.5
Number of hospital beds 20 52.46 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 187 72.22 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 52 15.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 123 21.16 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 100 28.21 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 22 24.93 13.35
Number of nurses 84 27.60 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 206 1.35 2.35
ER Wait Times 223 15.77 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 249 39.33 46.33
Smoking rate 221 9.07 13.69
Diabetes rate 215 34.09 41.83
Binge drinking 111 18.46 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 187 71.68 74.78
Caregivers 92 40.76 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 245 71.18 76.89
Depression 161 46.67 49.3
Physical activity 245 30.51 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 148 40.22 42.27
Fast-food outlets 231 29.51 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 198 10.18 17.69
Air quality 245 50.17 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 51 65.86 53.83
Total bank deposits 109 0.96 1.37
Tax burden 11 92.96 70.55
Dependency ratio 181 58.16 61.29
Small business growth 82 82.88 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 215 21.91 29.07
Capital gains 191 23.77 31.31
Income growth 124 60.01 60.52
Reverse mortgages 162 22.49 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 180 40.59 46.02
Median rental price 155 69.13 70.18
Households with older adults 162 37.41 39.04
Nursing beds 5 90.30 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 29 90.32 70.35
Home health-care service providers 134 11.60 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 267 4.82 14.8
Cost of assisted living 30 83.89 71.61
Nursing-home rating 101 25.71 22.29
Older adults in family homes 204 80.17 82.84
Cost of adult day services 94 55.56 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 79 60.67 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 163 21.07 31.34
Employment growth 252 39.95 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 133 5.92 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 189 67.40 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 77 4.33 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 251 24.56 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 216 9.92 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 241 31.12 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 205 37.40 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 168 27.57 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 129 16.04 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 281 35.12 63.01
Number of public libraries 42 36.41 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 110 66.98 12.40
Funding for older adults 91 29.24 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 181 84.97 85.93
College enrollment 193 18.23 26.46