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Best Cities for Successful Aging | Waco, TX
#72
OVERALL RANKING

Waco, TX


SCORE: 68.68

#74
FOR AGES 65-79
SCORE: 68.61
 
#53
FOR AGES 80+
SCORE: 70.39
 
Percent of Population 65+:  13.13%
Population 65+:  33,766
Total Population:  257,148

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent
+/-
General Livability 67 84.54 81.58 3.63 %
Health Care 109 51.62 50.15 2.93 %
Wellness 154 66.86 68.45 -2.32 %
Financial 58 85.64 81.09 5.61 %
EducationEducation 106 59.56 71.18 0.54 %
Living ArrangementsArrange-
ments
5 90.85 71.18 27.63 %
Employment 207 43.98 51.56 -14.70 %
Transportation/
Convenience
Transport-
ation
188 52.87 57.14 -7.47 %
Community EngagementEngage-
ment
177 48.45 51.89 -6.63 %
(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 68 58.13 49.09
Crime Rate 192 34.57 42.85
Employment Growth (2007-2012) 150 80.09 80.67
Unemployment Rate 55 57.46 46.80
Income Distribution 159 82.61 84.25
Weather 76 69.36 62.27
Fatal Car Crashes 242 16.87 29.38

Health-Care Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Number of Doctors 140 31.34 33.5
Number of hospital beds 91 32.56 29.37
% of Hospitals with JCAHO Accreditation 191 66.67 79.11
Number of Long-Term Hospitals 57 0.00 6.57
Number of Hospitals with Geriatric Services 58 38.62 21.44
% of Hospitals with Rehabilitation Services 113 25.75 25.8
Number of Hospitals with Alzheimer's units 26 25.75 4.68
Number of Hospitals with Hospice Services 140 0.00 15.09
% of Hospitals with Medical School Affiliation 25 66.67 26.60
% of Magnet Hospitals 64 0.00 6.27
Number of Orthopedic Surgeons 141 11.50 13.35
Number of nurses 239 15.03 24.78
Number of Physical Therapists 263 0.90 2.35
ER Wait Times 227 15.67 24.64
 

Wellness Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Obesity rate 76 49.09 46.33
Smoking rate 32 19.80 13.69
Diabetes rate 74 46.45 41.83
Binge drinking 183 15.07 20.32
Alzheimer's cases 66 85.22 74.78
Caregivers 146 35.79 39.11
Life expectancy at 65 204 73.83 76.89
Depression 217 43.38 49.3
Physical activity 201 33.27 39.05
Fitness and recreational sports centers 184 36.08 42.27
Fast-food outlets 222 30.36 35.09
Golf courses, ski resorts 235 8.24 17.69
Air quality 148 57.50 61.2

Financial Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Banks and financial institutions 126 55.92 53.83
Total bank deposits 91 1.02 1.37
Tax burden 54 82.09 70.55
Dependency ratio 119 60.91 61.29
Small business growth 75 83.19 81.17
Older adults below poverty line 37 36.95 29.07
Capital gains 61 38.96 31.31
Income growth 71 61.87 60.52
Reverse mortgages 179 19.92 27.26
 

Living Arrangements Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Median house price 43 60.10 46.02
Median rental price 132 71.84 70.18
Households with older adults 186 36.40 39.04
Nursing beds 1 100.00 49.76
Cost of semiprivate nursing room 1 100.00 70.35
Home health-care service providers 15 32.17 14.31
Continuing-care facilities 237 6.61 14.8
Cost of assisted living 129 71.23 71.61
Nursing-home rating 229 0.00 22.29
Older adults in family homes 156 81.95 82.84
Cost of adult day services 1 100.00 55.7

Employment/Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of 65+ employed 169 51.97 56.23
65+ unemployment Rate 173 19.71 31.34
Employment growth 72 46.45 44.29
Output of service sector/manufacturing 235 2.75 9.94
 

Transportation/Convenience Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Average commute time to work 51 80.53 71.39
Number of Passenger Trips 132 2.67 11.53
Investment in Public/Senior Transportation 67 42.84 64.25
% of commuters who walk to work 180 12.70 17.90
Number of Grocery, etc. 246 30.96 55.19
% of Seniors near grocery 84.52
Walk score 155 41.98 xx.52

Community Engagement Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Percent of population 65+ 197 25.78 39.94
Number of arts, entertainment, and recreation facilities 139 15.60 18.61
Senior volunteer rates 218 44.58 63.01
Number of public libraries 172 18.20 25.07
Number of civic and religious organizations 43 78.07 12.40
Funding for older adults 192 27.50 25.37
 

Education Indicators

Indicator Rank Score Average
Score
Educational attainment 218 81.76 85.93
College enrollment 66 32.28 26.46