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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Tulsa, OK
#57
OVERALL RANKING

Tulsa, OK


SCORE: 71.73

#55
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 71.76
 
#57
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 71.06
 
Percent of Population 65+:  13.56%
Population 65+:  129,091
Total Population:  952,129

Indicator Rank Score Average
AvgScore
Percent
+/-
% +/-
General Livability 47 88.00 87.83 0.19 %
Health Care 52 62.30 62.09 0.34 %
Wellness 88 65.44 72.07 -9.20 %
Financial Security 39 89.66 88.25 1.60 %
Education 73 57.31 61.67 -7.07 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
80 38.31 46.42 -17.47 %
Employment 34 66.27 63.96 3.61 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
9 78.13 69.42 12.55 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
27 78.24 73.23 6.84 %
(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 11 62.27 46.41
Crime rate 64 44.72 52.77
Internet access 51 83.37 83.51
Employment growth 59 85.14 86.82
Unemployment rate 18 74.64 64.06
Income distribution 32 86.96 86.33
Weather 51 62.35 65.13
Fatal car crashes 85 33.60 51.71

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Medicare enrollment 68 88.75 62.02
Primary-care physicians 39 59.61 57.60
Nurse practitioners and physicians' assistants 83 31.66 45.49
Number of nurses 75 31.68 38.33
Number of hospital beds 24 43.66 37.22
Long-term hospitals 38 23.91 22.49
Hospitals with geriatric services 7 69.45 37.70
Hospitals with rehabilitation services 2 97.16 43.27
Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 60 0.00 11.62
Hospitals with hospice services 73 15.59 31.78
Orthopedic surgeons 87 21.47 31.70
Dialysis centers 60 34.47 40.28
Medical and diagnostic centers 56 47.10 48.95
Physical therapists 73 47.05 56.09
Expenses per inpatient day 10 79.13 62.02
Joint Commission accreditation 99 45.16 83.71
Medical school affiliation 79 24.63 45.76
Magnet hospitals 73 3.87 14.40
ER wait times 52 33.96 40.01
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 75 62.71 70.79
Smoking rate 69 23.47 30.34
Diabetes rate 69 42.32 48.54
Alzheimer's cases 88 66.48 81.26
Caregivers 11 50.04 39.21
Life expectancy at 65 92 79.10 84.59
Depression 89 35.69 43.31
Physical activity 96 49.87 65.43
Fitness and recreational sports centers 62 42.31 46.08
Fast-food outlets 63 57.69 61.73
Falls with injury 52 36.66 38.43
Binge drinking 23 44.88 40.64
Air quality 54 65.88 67.44

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 17 55.80 47.44
Total bank deposits 38 5.95 7.24
Tax burden 26 78.02 68.14
Dependency ratio 84 78.40 84.57
Growth of small businesses 67 84.25 86.25
Older adults below poverty line 33 62.84 58.57
Capital gains 51 40.08 49.15
Income growth 6 92.21 84.11
Reverse mortgages 38 16.82 15.80
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 30 51.96 44.17
Median rental price 22 80.77 69.47
Households with older adults 51 54.17 55.52
Nursing beds 23 78.28 60.28
Cost of semi-private nursing room 7 95.89 64.62
Home health-care service providers 47 13.85 15.21
Continuing-care facilities 91 12.07 23.14
Cost of assisted living 36 86.10 80.63
Nursing-home rating 86 18.71 36.99
Older adults in family homes 56 83.67 84.60
Cost of adult day services 27 58.33 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 62 44.22 50.90
Commute times 7 90.61 78.27
Commuters who walk to work 78 23.22 38.41
Number of passenger trips 89 1.56 9.79
Public transport fare 45 11.76 16.65
Investment in public/senior transportation 71 63.60 67.65
Grocery stores 91 20.67 33.58
Special needs transportation 87 13.32 29.60

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 43 47.29 47.47
Arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 48 30.01 30.60
Senior volunteer rates 46 53.01 53.28
Number of public libraries 29 51.45 44.65
Number of civic and religious organizations 15 82.91 60.15
Funding for older adults 35 77.34 75.84
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 37 91.51 38.00
College enrollment 98 41.04 58.16
Number of community colleges 13 32.51 20.92
Number of universities 84 23.13 38.93