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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Tyler, TX
#50
OVERALL RANKING

Tyler, TX


SCORE: 70.23

#53
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 70.05
 
#30
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 71.88
 
Percent of Population 65+:  14.80%
Population 65+:  31,774
Total Population:  214,617

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 51 85.59 81.58 4.92 %
Health Care 42 59.91 50.15 19.46 %
Wellness 112 68.98 68.45 0.77 %
Financial 44 87.04 81.09 7.34 %
EducationEducation 89 60.23 71.18 1.67 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
8 89.44 71.18 25.65 %
Employment 121 51.04 51.56 -1.01 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
250 45.70 57.14 -20.02 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
186 47.99 51.89 -7.52 %
(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 70 57.91 49.09
Crime Rate 172 36.54 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 90 82.08 80.67
Unemployment Rate 85 52.11 46.80
Income Distribution 203 80.85 84.25
Weather 68 70.40 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 261 15.26 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 41 44.57 33.5
Number of hospital beds 41 44.29 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 133 87.50 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 48 41.61 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 30 46.24 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 128 25.00 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 35 20.23 13.35
Number of nurses 16 41.67 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 86 2.33 2.35
ER Wait Times 217 15.91 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 108 46.89 46.33
Smoking rate 234 8.35 13.69
Diabetes rate 128 41.50 41.83
Binge drinking 5 57.46 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 78 84.11 74.78
Caregivers 191 32.04 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 151 75.70 76.89
Depression 258 40.14 49.3
Physical activity 246 30.31 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 42 56.90 42.27
Fast-food outlets 239 28.95 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 128 15.17 17.69
Air quality 180 55.56 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 2 94.21 53.83
Total bank deposits 28 1.40 1.37
Tax burden 54 82.09 70.55
Dependency ratio 230 55.08 61.29
Small business growth 13 89.81 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 225 21.35 29.07
Capital gains 61 38.96 31.31
Income growth 20 65.78 60.52
Reverse mortgages 225 12.22 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 116 48.74 46.02
Median rental price 185 66.79 70.18
Households with older adults 97 40.14 39.04
Nursing beds 42 72.97 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 1 100.00 70.35
Home health-care service providers 5 57.88 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 119 12.32 14.8
Cost of assisted living 129 71.23 71.61
Nursing-home rating 226 5.88 22.29
Older adults in family homes 45 87.04 82.84
Cost of adult day services 1 100.00 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 87 60.35 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 154 22.08 31.34
Employment growth 43 47.78 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 82 9.26 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 206 65.95 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 258 0.49 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 67 42.84 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 228 9.17 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 273 22.36 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 141 43.21 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 137 29.10 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 149 15.09 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 215 44.65 63.01
Number of public libraries 257 10.60 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 27 82.76 12.40
Funding for older adults 192 27.50 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 122 87.88 85.93
College enrollment 87 26.30 26.46