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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ
#231
OVERALL RANKING

Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ


SCORE: 62.86

#222
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 63.46
 
#246
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 62.38
 
Percent of Population 65+:  19.94%
Population 65+:  25,390
Total Population:  127,320

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 60 84.74 81.58 3.87 %
Health Care 277 32.44 50.15 -35.31 %
Wellness 49 73.51 68.45 7.39 %
Financial 215 76.34 81.09 -5.86 %
EducationEducation 152 57.23 71.18 -3.39 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
192 66.12 71.18 -7.11 %
Employment 132 49.89 51.56 -3.24 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
218 50.42 57.14 -11.76 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
180 48.31 51.89 -6.90 %
(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 187 42.83 49.09
Crime Rate 59 51.70 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 280 69.46 80.67
Unemployment Rate 257 32.02 46.80
Income Distribution 110 84.44 84.25
Weather 19 81.04 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 102 31.64 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 271 16.13 33.5
Number of hospital beds 272 9.78 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 275 20.00 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 135 18.96 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 118 25.28 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 36 0.00 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 85 24.15 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 280 1.00 13.35
Number of nurses 279 7.46 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 280 0.38 2.35
ER Wait Times 254 13.26 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 48 51.48 46.33
Smoking rate 83 13.97 13.69
Diabetes rate 151 39.59 41.83
Binge drinking 94 20.23 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 42 89.30 74.78
Caregivers 265 23.68 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 38 82.49 76.89
Depression 18 63.11 49.3
Physical activity 87 41.63 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 238 28.10 42.27
Fast-food outlets 6 49.43 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 270 5.62 17.69
Air quality 5 91.67 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 253 36.50 53.83
Total bank deposits 268 0.47 1.37
Tax burden 36 83.72 70.55
Dependency ratio 259 51.59 61.29
Small business growth 236 77.05 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 268 16.14 29.07
Capital gains 126 27.90 31.31
Income growth 281 53.21 60.52
Reverse mortgages 154 23.61 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 164 42.41 46.02
Median rental price 146 70.37 70.18
Households with older adults 17 50.50 39.04
Nursing beds 262 21.13 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 87 72.92 70.35
Home health-care service providers 208 7.43 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 73 18.54 14.8
Cost of assisted living 107 73.87 71.61
Nursing-home rating 229 0.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 95 84.24 82.84
Cost of adult day services 207 43.75 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 268 36.57 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 124 25.09 31.34
Employment growth 220 41.79 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 12 37.14 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 103 73.91 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 243 0.62 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 155 36.45 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 41 28.98 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 242 31.09 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 226 34.45 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 24 37.59 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 117 16.78 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 225 44.25 63.01
Number of public libraries 45 34.13 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 221 43.76 12.40
Funding for older adults 277 26.26 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 158 86.22 85.93
College enrollment 135 21.64 26.46