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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Texarkana, TX-AR
#122
OVERALL RANKING

Texarkana, TX-AR


SCORE: 66.90

#113
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 67.18
 
#109
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 67.89
 
Percent of Population 65+:  14.90%
Population 65+:  22,286
Total Population:  149,562

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 161 80.50 81.58 -1.32 %
Health Care 146 48.35 50.15 -3.59 %
Wellness 222 63.54 68.45 -7.17 %
Financial 50 86.42 81.09 6.57 %
EducationEducation 225 53.47 71.18 -9.74 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
20 86.09 71.18 20.95 %
Employment 56 59.58 51.56 15.55 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
199 52.37 57.14 -8.35 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
205 46.66 51.89 -10.08 %
(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 67 58.37 49.09
Crime Rate 260 25.94 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 262 74.82 80.67
Unemployment Rate 121 46.91 46.80
Income Distribution 110 84.44 84.25
Weather 81 68.25 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 239 17.13 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 178 28.30 33.5
Number of hospital beds 60 39.17 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 136 85.71 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 55 39.66 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 108 26.44 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 51 14.29 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 142 11.49 13.35
Number of nurses 148 22.39 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 251 1.00 2.35
ER Wait Times 177 19.00 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 224 40.66 46.33
Smoking rate 7 39.24 13.69
Diabetes rate 228 32.85 41.83
Binge drinking 62 24.65 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 201 70.05 74.78
Caregivers 91 41.00 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 227 72.41 76.89
Depression 171 46.14 49.3
Physical activity 272 27.79 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 209 32.93 42.27
Fast-food outlets 245 28.76 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 182 11.17 17.69
Air quality 197 54.46 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 14 74.92 53.83
Total bank deposits 141 0.88 1.37
Tax burden 79 80.47 70.55
Dependency ratio 188 57.72 61.29
Small business growth 91 82.47 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 165 25.88 29.07
Capital gains 83 38.12 31.31
Income growth 255 56.59 60.52
Reverse mortgages 104 32.14 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 35 62.01 46.02
Median rental price 58 79.97 70.18
Households with older adults 106 39.86 39.04
Nursing beds 19 81.41 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 19 96.12 70.35
Home health-care service providers 111 13.19 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 160 10.05 14.8
Cost of assisted living 101 75.07 71.61
Nursing-home rating 221 7.14 22.29
Older adults in family homes 126 82.83 82.84
Cost of adult day services 44 67.39 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 226 46.34 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 24 75.31 31.34
Employment growth 208 42.15 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 169 4.44 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 22 85.00 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 210 1.18 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 117 39.31 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 269 6.29 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 157 41.03 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 228 33.57 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 125 29.57 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 203 12.06 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 229 43.51 63.01
Number of public libraries 233 12.78 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 44 77.81 12.40
Funding for older adults 162 28.12 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 184 84.87 85.93
College enrollment 243 14.96 26.46