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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Victoria, TX
#37
OVERALL RANKING

Victoria, TX


SCORE: 71.18

#37
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 71.31
 
#24
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 72.33
 
Percent of Population 65+:  14.40%
Population 65+:  13,919
Total Population:  96,671

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 16 89.42 81.58 9.61 %
Health Care 47 58.60 50.15 16.85 %
Wellness 168 65.92 68.45 -3.70 %
Financial 10 93.15 81.09 14.87 %
EducationEducation 273 46.24 71.18 -21.94 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
16 87.21 71.18 22.52 %
Employment 20 71.74 51.56 39.14 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
255 45.41 57.14 -20.53 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
159 49.41 51.89 -4.78 %
(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 44 61.62 49.09
Crime Rate 178 36.07 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 23 86.65 80.67
Unemployment Rate 60 56.63 46.80
Income Distribution 159 82.61 84.25
Weather 41 76.71 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 222 18.40 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 125 33.25 33.5
Number of hospital beds 29 48.16 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 165 75.00 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 10 63.20 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 7 63.20 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 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 236 6.62 13.35
Number of nurses 42 32.54 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 68 2.50 2.35
ER Wait Times 72 31.04 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 216 41.16 46.33
Smoking rate 66 15.67 13.69
Diabetes rate 140 40.70 41.83
Binge drinking 281 7.46 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 73 84.42 74.78
Caregivers 174 33.02 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 78 79.07 76.89
Depression 246 41.56 49.3
Physical activity 240 30.74 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 79 49.83 42.27
Fast-food outlets 195 31.60 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 208 9.66 17.69
Air quality 81 65.77 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 8 79.29 53.83
Total bank deposits 26 1.42 1.37
Tax burden 54 82.09 70.55
Dependency ratio 232 55.00 61.29
Small business growth 8 91.07 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 161 26.18 29.07
Capital gains 61 38.96 31.31
Income growth 8 71.13 60.52
Reverse mortgages 89 34.25 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 119 48.59 46.02
Median rental price 167 68.28 70.18
Households with older adults 106 39.86 39.04
Nursing beds 45 72.46 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 1 100.00 70.35
Home health-care service providers 43 22.00 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 56 21.19 14.8
Cost of assisted living 129 71.23 71.61
Nursing-home rating 102 25.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 42 87.10 82.84
Cost of adult day services 1 100.00 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 6 92.97 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 37 51.74 31.34
Employment growth 170 43.26 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 176 4.29 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 104 73.56 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 169 2.13 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 67 42.84 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 243 8.46 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 277 18.82 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 178 39.51 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 154 28.28 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 24 34.48 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 211 44.70 63.01
Number of public libraries 269 8.09 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 135 62.30 12.40
Funding for older adults 197 27.49 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 271 71.40 85.93
College enrollment 234 15.36 26.46